Undergraduate Course: Fiction in the Age of the Machine (ENLI10108)
|School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
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|Other subject area
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|A study of the impact of technology and the industrial revolution on the creative and imaginative literature of the period from the 1820s (with Thomas Carlyle's early essays) to the present, with some emphasis in the modern period on science fiction and visual media. Authors include Dickens, Gaskell, Stevenson, Brown, Gibbon, Orwell.
Information for Visiting Students
|A MINIMUM of three college/university level literature courses at grade B or above (should include no more than one introductory level literature course). Related courses such as civilisation or creative writing are not considered for admissions to this course.
Applicants should also note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. In making admissions decisions preference will be given to students who achieve above the minimum requirement with the typical visiting student admitted to this course having three to four literature classes at grade A.
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Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learn enabled: Yes
|Class Delivery Information
|1 hour(s) per week for 12 week(s): Autonomous Learning Group at time to be arranged.
|Course Start Date
|Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info)
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Students should appreciate the developmental nature of the impact of technology on literature as people adjusted to the idea of the machine; as the first generation gave way to people who had had more time and who had more ambiguous attitudes to 'progress'; overall, the impact of the machine on individuality leads to a variety of literary strategies which are closely studied.
|1 essay of 2,500 words (25%); 1 take home essay exam 3,000 words(75%)
|Numbers are limited and students taking degrees not involving English or Scottish literature need the written approval of the head of English Literature
|Ms Lisa Otty
|Mrs Anne Mason
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618
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