Postgraduate Course: Stevenson and the End of the Nineteenth Century (ENLI11070)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary|| This course looks in detail at the novels, prose and poetry of Robert Louis Stevenson, making connections with his work and the fiction and non-fiction of the last decades of the 19th century. We will look at subjects such as: children's fiction, gothic, adventure, anthropology, SCotland, the Pacific. We will compare Stevenson to writers such as: R. M. Ballantyne, Jack London, Henry James, J. G. Frazer.
*This course is taught jointly with undergraduate students and consequently postgraduate places are limited
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| By the end of this course, students will have developed:
* a famililarity with a broad range of Stevenson's writing in fiction and non-fiction.
* an understanding of various genres of fictional and non-fictional writing practised in the late nineteenth century.
* an ability to make critical and contextual comparisons between the writing of Stevenson and his contemporaries.
* an awareness of the literary, critical and cultural questions raised by these genres of writing.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Jointly taught with undergraduate students (ENLI10259)
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||1 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s).
|Course organiser||Prof Penny Fielding
Tel: (0131 6)50 3609
|Course secretary||Miss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030