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Undergraduate Course: Scottish Women's Fiction (20th Century) (ENLI10084)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEnglish Literature Other subject areaNone
Course website Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe writers studied in this option provide a sense of variety to be found in women's writing in Scotland in the twentieth century and give an idea of the growth and development of writing by women in Scotland from the twenties to the nineties. The earlier writers are considered in relation to Modernism and the Scottish Renaissance. Novels by Muriel Spark and Elspeth Barker, published between 1960 and 1991, will be considered in relation to the Scottish tradition of the "double" in literature, particularly Hogg's Confessions of a Justified Sinner, and with Jessie Kesson in relation to the ballad tradition. Recent Scottish women writers such as Janice Galloway and A. L. Kennedy have matured in a different cultural climate to the earlier twentieth century writers and to those such as Spark and Barker who live and work outwith Scotland. Issues coming out of the earlier works and consideration of new issues will be part of the assessment of Galloway's, Kennedy's and Kay's recent work. The class also discusses gender and nation, class and race, in relation to these works.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( English Literature 1 (ENLI08001) OR Scottish Literature 1 (ENLI08016)) AND ( English Literature 2 (ENLI08003) OR Scottish Literature 2 (ENLI08004))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Essential course texts
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  15
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information 1 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s): attendance for one hour per week at Autonomous Learning Group - at times to be arranged.
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 75 %, Coursework 25 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)2:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The intended learning outcomes of this course are a knowledge of twentieth century literature, in particular women's writing and the issues of gender and nation, the ability to analyse literary texts using theoretical approaches, to do close reading analyses of text, to discuss in small and large group situations, to produce literate and coherent essays, to circulate work reports by email and use of the scratch area.
Assessment Information
1 essay of 2,500 words (25%);

1 two-hour examination (75%)
Special Arrangements
Numbers are limited, with priority given to students taking degrees involving English or Scottish Literature and Visiting Students placed by the Admissions Office. Students not in these categories need the written approval of the Head of English Literature before enrolling. In the case of excess applications places will be decided by ballot.
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Course organiserDr Carole Jones
Tel: (0131 6)50 3068
Course secretaryMs Sheila Strathdee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3619
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