Undergraduate Course: Stories for Boys (ENLI10101)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This course examines some of the ways in which British writing the masculine imperial subject in confrontation with his various ethnic and feminine Others, in texts loosely grouped as 'adventure stories' or 'romances of empire'.The course has thus two interrelated concerns: the politics of narrative genre in the context of British Imperialism, and in particular the use of romance narratives to both legitimate and question colonial conquest; and the construction of particular masculinities as norms or ideals in these narratives, and the ideological functions that these can perform.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||A MINIMUM of 4 college/university level literature courses at grade B or above (should include no more than one introductory level literature course). Related courses such as cross disciplinary, "Freshman Seminars", civilisation or creative writing classes are not considered for admission to this course.
Applicants should also note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. In making admissions decisions preference will be given to students who achieve above the minimum requirement with the typical visiting student admitted to this course
having four or more literature classes at grade A.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| This course will teach students to think about the mutual implication of gender, genre and political ideology; the constitutive relation of imperialism to modernity; and the construction of differences between 'high' and 'low' literature in the course of the nineteenth century. Students will also acquire a basic grasp of contemporary postcolonial critical practices in their application to colonial discourse.
|Course organiser||Dr Robert Irvine
Tel: (0131 6)50 3605
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Mason
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618