Undergraduate Course: Italo Calvino: Four Decades of Renewal (ELCI10006)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will focus on Italo Calvino's intellectual contribution from 1946 to 1985, with special reference to some of the many literary avenues that he pursued: our choice includes three (short) fantasy novels, one ?traditional? novella, a collection of short stories mixing literature and science, a hypernovel and finally a collection of short stories centred on looking at and describing the world. Calvino?s exciting contribution is a useful stepping stone to other areas of knowledge, from Italian society to French or American contemporary literature. In a mixture of lectures and seminars, our approach to his work will focus mainly on textual analysis and his use of narrative techniques, but also on literary genres, literary movements and their historical context.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| Students MUST have passed:
Visiting students should enrol on ELCI09005 (Ordinary).
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2015/16, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One degree examination (70% of total assessment).
One essay (2,500 words) (30% of total assessment).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||1:30|
| To equip students for indepth monographic study of major literary texts while testing a number of theoretical approaches.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||DELC Italo Calvino
|Course organiser||Prof Jeremy Robbins
Tel: (0131 6)50 3675
|Course secretary||Miss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
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