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Undergraduate Course: Cleaning Up the 'Mess': Gadda' as test (hard test) for theory (any theory) (ELCI10012)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryIn his bestselling Roman thriller, true to his title Gadda constructs his ideal reader as one fully committed to observing the messy process that goes on in the mind as we map the world.

While focusing on one of the classics of European Modernism, the course systematically opens it up for investigation through a variety of methodological approaches.

A wider than usual range of learning tools (maps, diagrams, special editions and a wealth of Edinburgh-based online resources) supplements the course.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs none
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One degree examination (60% of total assessment).
One essay (2,500 words) (30% of total assessment)
Two seminar presentations and Research Seminar participation
(10% of total assessment)
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Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)1:30
Learning Outcomes
To equip students for indepth monographic study of a major literary text while testing a number of theoretical approaches.
Reading List
There are many Italian editions of Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana (1957), but if you can get the following (now out of print), secondhand or otherwise, you would have, in one set, a learning tool and the primary text; a scanned version of vol. 2 will be available via Learn:
C.E. Gadda, Quer pasticciaccio brutto de via Merulana (1957). Strumenti per la lettura, ed. by M. Marchetti (Milan: Garzanti Scuola, 1997), 2 vols; ISBN 8811045010.
For obvious reasons, it is good to have the English edition handy; here are the details: C.E. Gadda, That Awful Mess on Via Merulana (1985), Quartet Books (also available in EUL in multiple copies).
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Additional Class Delivery Information 2 hour(s) per week for 1 week(s). 1 additional class (film screening), 2 hours, at time to be arranged.
KeywordsDELC Gadda
Course organiserProf Federica Pedriali
Tel: (0131 6)50 3642
Course secretaryMiss Fiona Jack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3635
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