Undergraduate Course: Victorian and Edwardian City (ENLI10330)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||During the nineteenth century, Britain changed from an overwhelmingly rural society to a predominantly urban one. This course examines the ways in which writers attempted to come to terms with often bewilderingly rapid changes in urban life and landscape. Our investigations will trace how the modern city shaped contemporary texts and also how readers' ideas of the modern city were in turn shaped by those texts. Although the course is divided into five discrete sections, these are intended to overlap in a way that allows us to form more general conclusions about modernity and the city in Britain. Apart from the core texts, we will also examine contextual and theoretical material relevant to this topic.
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||A MINIMUM of three college/university level literature courses at grade B or above (should include no more than one introductory level literature course). Related courses such as civilisation or creative writing are not considered for admissions 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 three to four literature classes at grade A.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Other Study Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Additional Information (Learning and Teaching)
one hour autonomous learning group
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
2500 word coursework essay (40%) submitted mid-semester
+ 3000 word final essay submitted at end of semester / in exam period (60%).
OR: Alternative model: alternative coursework assessment (40%)
+ 3000 word final essay submitted at end of semester / in exam period (60%)
|No Exam Information
| The aim of this course, is to provide students with a detailed understanding of the importance of the city, both physically and imaginatively in Victorian literature.
By the end of the course the student will gain an insight into key themes in Victorian literature: these will include representations of modernity in Victorian writing, social-problem fiction, the gothic, Degeneration and fin de siècle texts, and the New Woman novel.
The course will also provide essential critical/theoretical background knowledge for students wishing to focus their studies on the Victorian period and beyond.
|Course organiser||Dr Jonathan Wild
Tel: (0131 6)51 3191
|Course secretary||Ms Sheila Strathdee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3619