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Undergraduate Course: Fairy Tales (ENLI10274)

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SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is intended to introduce students to significant exponents of the literary fairy tale in Britain and Europe from the Renaissance to the contemporary period, enabling them to explore the evolution and development of the genre across time with regard to its changing aesthetic form and the different range of cultural, social, and symbolic meanings which the genre invokes.
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Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( English Literature 1 (ENLI08001) OR Scottish Literature 1 (ENLI08016)) AND ( English Literature 2 (ENLI08003) OR Scottish Literature 2 (ENLI08004))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Essential course texts
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  40
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Other Study Hours 12, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 162 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) 1 hour per week for Autonomous Learning
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 30 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One course essay, c. 2,500 words (30%)

Class Participation assessment (10%)

One take-home exam essay, c. 3,000 words (60%)
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No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:

* recognize and trace the historical development of the fairy tale genre in a British and European context

* understand ane evaluate different definitions and theoretical approaches to the genre

* compare and contrast traditional and classical tale variants

*analyse and interpret the formal literary and aesthetic properties of the genre

* understand and evaluate the role of women writers in the creation and perpetuation of the genre

* explain the role of fairy tales in Romantic literary nation-formation

* explore questions of gender, sexuality and identity both within traditional and classicl variants, and in subsequent revisionings or reinterpretations

* understand the changing cultural and symbolic functions of fairy tales over time
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Special Arrangements 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 a week at Autonomous Learning Group - at time to be arranged.
KeywordsENLI10274 Fairy Tales
Course organiserDr Sarah Dunnigan
Tel: (0131 6)50 8304
Course secretaryMs Sheila Strathdee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3619
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