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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : English Literature

Postgraduate Course: Fairy Tales (ENLI11079)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
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 description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  30
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One 4,000 word essay to be submitted as specified in the programme handbook or by the supervisor
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Recognize and trace the historical development of the fairy tale genre in a British and European context and understand and evaluate different definitions and theoretical approaches to the genre.
  2. Compare and contrast traditional and classical tale variants and analyse and interpret the formal literary and aesthetic properties of the genre.
  3. Understand and evaluate the role of women writers in the creation and perpetuation of the genre.
  4. Explain the role of fairy tales in Romantic literary nation-formation.
  5. Explore questions of gender, sexuality and identity both within traditional and classicl variants, and in subsequent revisionings or reinterpretations and understand the changing cultural and symbolic functions of fairy tales over time.
Reading List
None
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Jointly taught with UG ENLI10274
KeywordsFT
Contacts
Course organiserDr Sarah Dunnigan
Tel: (0131 6)50 8304
Email: S.M.Dunnigan@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030
Email: Kara.McCormack@ed.ac.uk
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