Undergraduate Course: The Long Summer: Edwardian Texts and Contexts, 1900-1910 (ENLI10273)
|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||In popular imagination, the Edwardian period is characteristically seen as a long and carefree summer season. This 'long summer', according to conventional readings of the era, takes place in the gap between, on one side, a time of heavy Victorian paternalism and, on the other side, a disastrous world war. Literary histories of this era have similarly depicted the Edwardians as existing in a period of transition; bordered before 1900 by decadent reactions to the end of the Victorian period and after 1910 by the stirrings of literary Modernism. For these reasons, the first decade of the twentieth century has tended to be overlooked by students of both Victorian and Twentieth Century Modernist literature.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One course essay, c.2,500 words (30%)
Class participation mark (10%)
One take-away exam essay, c. 3,000 words (60%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- By the end of this course students will gain a detailed historical and theoretical understanding of this period.
- This knowledge will allow students of Victorian and twentieth century Modernist literature to bridge the gap between these distinct periods.
- The student completing this course will gain an excellent understanding of a variety of print culture forms: these will include novels, verse, drama, children's literature, and journalism.
- In addition, students interested in the intersection between literature and history will gain insights into the relationship between these disciplines over a ten year period.
- Our field trip (to Lauriston Castle) will allow students to gain a wider understanding of the Edwardian world in a period environment.
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Wild
Tel: (0131 6)51 3191
|Course secretary||Ms Sheila Strathdee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3619