Postgraduate Course: Postmodernism: Who Needs it? (PG Version) (ENLI11217)
|School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Available to all students
|The course examines and evaluates issues raised by recent theory and discussion of postmodernism, questioning how - and how successfully - this theory serves recent literature. Literary examples will be taken from 'postmodernist' fiction, discussion centering on a range of late C20th texts. Theoretical essays, chosen mostly from two anthologies useful in the area, will introduce and reflect the main positions taken up by thinkers and critics involved in the postmodern debate. This course is jointly taught with undergraduate students.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students should gain knowledge of recent theories of postmodernity
- Students should gain knowledge of recent fiction and ways this might be seen to have evolved from modernist antecedents
- By the end of the course, students should be able to locate recent literary writing within a broader framework of postmodern thinking, and to evaluate the usefulness of the latter for the former.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Prof Randall Stevenson
Tel: (0131 6)50 4288
|Miss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030