Undergraduate Course: Prose Fiction in Comparative Perspective (CLLC08001)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course is designed to introduce students to key texts and topics in the history of prose fiction in European languages, using literary texts read in English translation. Though based primarily on the novel, the course will also give students the opportunity to study other prose narrative forms such as travel writing, the novella or the short story and to reflect on the definition of these various genres and their development in different cultural contexts. The course aims to develop in students reading strategies that are sensitive to cultural and historical difference.
The course is team taught, the programme varying from year to year dependent on staff availability, but the aim is to ensure that as many as possible of the language areas of the Division of European Languages and Cultures (DELC) are represented on the syllabus every year.
Please see the University's Resource List for an online reading list for the course:
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate a thorough understanding of a variety of forms of prose narrative written in European languages and studied in English translation.
- Appraise texts within their historical and cultural contexts using appropriate. literary vocabulary and terminology, and a range of critical approaches, and methods of interpretation.
- Engage with and interpret layers of meaning within individual texts and between groups of texts.
- Develop effective communication, presentation and interaction skills across a range of media.
- Demonstrate self-reliance, initiative, and the ability to work flexibly with others as part of a team.
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|Course organiser||Dr Katharine Swarbrick
Tel: (0131 6)50 8415
|Course secretary||Mrs Vivien MacNish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3528