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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : European Languages and Cultures - Italian

Undergraduate Course: The Hypernovel from Boccaccio to Manganelli (ELCI10014)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEuropean Languages and Cultures - Italian Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course looks at attempts, by authors from various periods in the Italian narrative tradition, to produce 'total' works where the implied content exceeds the material container. Topics will include framed narratives, combinatorial fictions, theories of unity and multiplicity of plot, allegoresis, and the metaphorics of the baroque and futurist movements.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs As there are quite a few handouts, set texts being impracticable on a survey course, there will be a charge of 5 to cover the cost of materials.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
To give students of Italian, whose main learning experience at honours level is monographic, the experience of a wide-ranging, comparative enquiry guided by expressly theoretical concerns. To equip students with an understanding of the architectural issues in shaping narrative with ambitions towards totality.
Assessment Information
One independent essay (30% of total assessment)
One examination of two hours (70% of total assessment
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserProf Federica Pedriali
Tel: (0131 6)50 3642
Email: F.Pedriali@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Jacqueline Barnhart
Tel: (0131 6)50 4026
Email: Jackie.Barnhart@ed.ac.uk
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