Undergraduate Course: Scottish Women's Fiction (20th Century) (ENLI10084)
|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 examines a range of fiction texts by Scottish women writers from across the twentieth century, focusing on their literary strategies and their engagement with themes of nationalism, class, gender and sexuality.
Scottish women┐s fiction in the twentieth century presents us with a field of enquiry which both parallels and challenges dominant conceptions and readings of Scottish cultural tradition. In every era women writers have foregrounded literary innovation and formal experimentation in their engagement with the social and political questions of their time and location and beyond, emphasising their special perspective on crucial issues of identity concerning nationalism, gender, sexuality and the politics of emancipation. This course will explore the development of Scottish women┐s fiction from the twenties to the nineties and consider their work in relation to the literary strategies associated with realism, modernism and the Scottish Renaissance, and postmodernism. Alongside the fiction we will engage with contextualising theoretical approaches including feminism, nationalism and other perspectives informing contemporary Scottish studies, and the fiction texts will be read alongside key theoretical texts.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 course essay of 2,500 words (30%);
Class Participation assessment (10%)
1 take-home exam essay (60%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 1. By the end of the course a student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and critical engagement with a range of twentieth-century fictions by Scottish women writers.
- 2. By the end of the course a student will be able to demonstrate the relation of these fictions to the wider cultural field of writing and representation
- 3. By the end of the course a student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of contemporary debates and concepts in Scottish studies, feminism and related critical discourses regarding Scottish writing and gender representation.
- 4. By the end of the course a student will be able to demonstrate the ability to deploy a variety of methodological approaches to the study of Scottish fiction and female representation.
- 5. By the end of the course a student will be able to demonstrate the ability to reflect constructively on the development of their own learning and research practice.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Numbers are limited, with priority given to students taking degrees involving English or Scottish Literature and Visiting Students placed by the Admissions Office. Students not in these categories need the written approval of the Head of English Literature before enrolling. In the case of excess applications places will be decided by ballot.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Seminar: 2 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s); plus attendance for one hour per week at Autonomous Learning Group - at times to be arranged.
|Course organiser||Dr Carole Jones
Tel: (0131 6)50 3068
|Course secretary||Ms Sheila Strathdee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3619