Postgraduate Course: George Orwell and the Politics of Literature (Level 11) (ENLI11160)
|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?
|George Orwell dedicated his life to making political writing into an art, and bore witness to many of the definitive political events and movements of the first half of the twentieth century. He also expanded the boundaries of a variety of genres: the realist novel, the documentary and the travelogue, satire and dystopia, the essay and the allegorical fable. This course places Orwell's work in the context of the cultural and political debates of the 1930s and 40s, and asks what it means to talk of the 'politics of literature'.
*This course is taught jointly with undergraduate students and consequently postgraduate places are limited
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|In addition to the skills training common to all English Literature Honours-level courses (essay-writing, independent reading, group discussion, oral presentation, small-group autonomous learning) this course aims to develop the student's understanding of George Orwell's oeuvre, of the seminal generic and literary historical contexts in which he wrote, and the formal and theoretical issues involved in bringing politics into literature.
|4000 Word Essay (100%)
|Dr Anna Vaninskaya
Tel: (0131 6)50 4284
|Mr Gordon Littlejohn
Tel: (0131 6)51 3988