Undergraduate Course: Scandinavian Literature 2 (ELCS08029)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will introduce students to key texts and topics in the history of Scandinavian (Danish, Norwegian and Swedish) literature from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The course will give students the opportunity to study a range of literary forms in context, aiming to develop skills in literary analysis as well as an awareness of different critical approaches to literature. The course aims to equip students with reading strategies that are sensitive to cultural and historical difference.
The course covers the folk tale, Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales and travel writing, Henrik Ibsen's and August Strindberg's drama, the modernist novel, the crime novel, the horror novel, and modern and contemporary short fiction and poetry. These literary forms are situated in the context of cultural and ideological developments from Romanticism via the Scandinavian Modern Breakthrough into Modernism and Postmodernism as well as in the context of political and social changes from democratisation via the welfare state to the multicultural society.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Entry to any language course above introductory level is subject to a language test by the relevant subject area on arrival and at the discretion of the course organiser.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 22,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 essay, worth 40%, and a two-hour degree examination, worth 60%.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a broad understanding of Scandinavian literature, including major literary periods and representative authors.
- Appraise texts within their historical and cultural contexts using appropriate literary vocabulary and terminology, and a range of critical approaches, and methods of interpretation.
- Engage with and interpret layers of meaning within individual texts and between groups of texts.
- Develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media.
- Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work flexibly with others as part of a team.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||DELC Scand 2 Lit
|Course organiser||Dr Bjarne Thomsen
Tel: (0131 6)50 4022
|Course secretary||Miss Gillian Paterson
Tel: (0131 6)50 3646