Undergraduate Course: History of the Scandinavian Novel (ELCS10003)
|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||The course examines aspects of the development of the Scandinavian novel from the mid 19th century to the post-war period. Novels by Almqvist, Bang, Hamsun, Lagerlöf, Blixen, Lindgren and Haugen are studied. A variety of theoretical issues and critical approaches relevant to the study of the novel as a literary form are covered.
The course covers the pre-naturalistic novel, the naturalistic novel, the modernist novel, the gothic pastiche novel, the modern children's novel, the documentary novel and other novelistic forms. The course will include discussions of theoretical perspectives on the definition and development of the novel as a genre, based on the study and presentation of a selection of critical texts.
The course will give students the opportunity to study a range of novelistic forms in context, aiming to develop skills in literary analysis as well as an awareness of different critical approaches to the novel. The course aims to equip students with reading strategies that are sensitive to cultural and historical differences.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Summative Assessment Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Assessment for University of Edinburgh Students and Visiting Students - 1 essay of 2000 words (30%), 1 exam paper of 2 hours (70%).
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||History of the Scandinavian Novel||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the development of Scandinavian novel writing from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth century. Engage with theoretical perspectives on the definition and development of the novel as a genre.
- Appraise different novelistic forms in Scandinavian literature within their historical and cultural contexts using appropriate terminology, a range of critical approaches, and relevant theoretical underpinnings.
- Engage with and interpret layers of meaning within individual texts and between groups of texts.
- Develop effective essay-writing, communication, presentation and interaction skills.
- Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work flexibly with others as part of a team.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||DELC Hist of Scand Novel
|Course organiser||Dr Bjarne Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 4022
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646