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Postgraduate Course: Theories of Intermediality 2 (CLLC11193)

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
SummaryAfter having explored the historical and theoretical background of Intermediality as a subject and a practice during the first semester, this second semester course will focus on the interaction between art forms and media such as literature, theatre, music and cinema. From an interdisciplinary perspective, special attention will be paid on the one hand to the relation between image and text, and on the other between words, sounds and (still and moving) images.
Course description Over the course of the semester, students will explore a variety of intermedial configurations and critical approaches. During each seminar, the discussion will often be based on one or two reasonably short theoretical texts on the topic in question, followed by an analysis of specific intermedial combinations in the light of the issues discussed. All materials taught on this course will be available in English/translation.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 174 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 100% Coursework: One essay of 3,000 words OR a blog entry of 3000 words; students will have the opportunity to discuss their essay plans or blog entry with their
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Apply knowledge of a number of critical theories and different approaches to the study of intermediality, as a subject and as a practice.
  2. Analyse a range of art works and forms from an intermedial perspective, and to critically reflect on specific interactions between media such as literature, music, painting, photography and film.
  3. Assess a range of applications of theories and approaches and their results as well as their usefulness for the student's own research interests.
  4. Work autonomously both as part of a group and on their own.
Reading List
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills -creative problem solving and research
-critical and reflective thought
-effective and influential communication
-curiosity for learning that makes a positive difference
Course organiserProf Marion Schmid
Tel: (0131 6)50 8409
Course secretaryMs June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620
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