Postgraduate Course: Henry James: Life, Literature and Legacy (ENLI11063)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary|| The course, examines James's fiction and essays, as well as his profound influence on twentieth- and twenty-first century culture. In the first instance, we will consider James's fiction, essays, and biography in order to understand the depth and breadth of his range. We will discuss James's position within English and American literature, and consider his contribution to Realism, Modernism, and novel theory. The secondary purpose of the course is to critically assess the influence and legacy of James's figure and fiction. Focusing on works by James's contemporaries as well as more recent Anglo-American writings (novels, essays, and short stories) and films, we will examine James's pervasive literary and cultural influence in order to better understand the way they take, translate and transcend James's legacy.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
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| A student who successfully completes this course should be able to:
- understand James's position and importance in shaping Realism, Modernism, and novel theory.
- comprehend James's position at the centre of 19th and early 20th century English and American cultural debates and exchanges.
- evaluate James's authorial and personal presence in art (literature, visual art and film) from the 19th to the 21st century.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s).
||Course secretary||Ms June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620