Undergraduate Course: Stevenson and the End of the Nineteenth Century (ENLI10259)
|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 looks in detail at the novels, prose and poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson, making connections with his work and the fiction and non-fiction of the last decades of the 19th century. We will look at subjects such as: children's fiction, gothic, adventure, anthropology, SCotland, the Pacific. We will compare Stevenson to writers such as: R. M. Ballantyne, Jack London, Henry James, J. G. Frazer.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Other Study Hours 12,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
1 hour per week for Autonomous Learning
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One course essay of 2,500 words (30%)
One Class Participation assessment (10%)
One take-home exam essay of 3,000 words (60%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- have a famililarity with a broad range of Stevenson's writing in fiction and non-fiction.
- have an understanding of various genres of fictional and non-fictional writing practised in the late nineteenth century.
- have an ability to make critical and contextual comparisons between the writing of Stevenson and his contemporaries.
- have an awareness of the literary, critical and cultural questions raised by these genres of writing.
|Course organiser||Prof Penny Fielding
Tel: (0131 6)50 3609
|Course secretary||Ms Sheila Strathdee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3619