Postgraduate Course: The Fiction of Doubt (ENLI11071)
|School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Not available to visiting students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area
|Other subject area
|Taught in Gaelic?
| A study of Victorian novelists' attempts to explore the changes in the religious systems of their day, making a distinction between individual belief and public religious activity. Some major writers of the century tackled this difficult theme at a time when public attitudes to its discussion were sometimes hostile. Towards the end of the course we include some poetry and some non-fictional prose to emphasise the width of the topic at a time of rapid religious change and scientific advance.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes Many regard the Victorian period as one of full churches and unchallenged Christian conformity; this is a seriously misleading picture of a complex and lengthy period. The course intends to explore the changes within the period; to introduce the reader to some of the varieties of religious observation in the century; to discuss ways in which fiction can depict the inner workings of the human mind with any accuracy. The course also looks at the work of the century as sometimes radical experiment which permitted unexpected clarity and honesty.
|One 4,000 word essay to be submitted as specified in the programme handbook or by the supervisor
|Prof Ian Campbell
Tel: (0131 6)50 4284
|Miss Natalie Carthy
Tel: (0131 6)50 6536