Undergraduate Course: Fairy Tales (ENLI10274)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22,
Other Study Hours 12,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
1 hour per week for Autonomous Learning
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||One Coursework Essay of 2,500 words: 30%
One time-limited Final Essay of 3000 words: 60%
Class Participation Assessment: 10%
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Recognize and trace the historical development of the fairy tale genre in a British and European context. Understand and 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 classical variants, and in subsequent revisionings or reinterpretations and understand the changing cultural and symbolic functions of fairy tales over time
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||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.
|Keywords||ENLI10274 Fairy Tales
|Course organiser||Dr Sarah Dunnigan
Tel: (0131 6)50 8304
|Course secretary||Miss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030