Postgraduate Course: The American Novel, 1920-1960 (ENLI11146)
|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 introduces students to a number of key American novels of the first half of the twentieth century, raising issues of narrative form and national self-definition. Close attention is paid to historical context and a number of critical approaches through which these works can be read.
*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
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 10,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||4000 Word Essay (100%)
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of critical issues in relation to the American novel as a crucial genre in the production of modern literature
- Students will understand the principal critical terms that are used in relation to the American novel and interrogate their utility.
- Students will be able to apply a range of secondary criticism to the primary texts on the course, and evaluate them in relation to their own readings
- Students will perform textual analyses which consider a text's engagement with a novel's content and aesthetics in light of its historical and cultural contexts.
- Students will, in addition, further improve their abilities in areas fundamental to the study of English literature at Postgraduate level: independent research, essay writing, critical thinking, class discussion, oral presentation of information, and the ability to learn autonomously in small groups.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Jointly taught with undergraduate students (ENLI10099)
|Course organiser||Dr Alexandra Lawrie
Tel: (0131 6)50 8968
|Course secretary||Miss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030