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Undergraduate Course: Scottish Women's Fiction (20th Century) (ENLI10084)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course examines a range of fiction texts by Scottish women writers from across the twentieth century, focusing on their literary strategies and their engagement with themes of nationalism, class, gender and sexuality.
Course description Scottish women¿s fiction in the twentieth century presents us with a field of enquiry which both parallels and challenges dominant conceptions and readings of Scottish cultural tradition. In every era women writers have foregrounded literary innovation and formal experimentation in their engagement with the social and political questions of their time and location and beyond, emphasising their special perspective on crucial issues of identity concerning nationalism, gender, sexuality and the politics of emancipation. This course will explore the development of Scottish women¿s fiction from the twenties to the nineties and consider their work in relation to the literary strategies associated with realism, modernism and the Scottish Renaissance, and postmodernism. Alongside the fiction we will engage with contextualising theoretical approaches including feminism, nationalism and other perspectives informing contemporary Scottish studies, and the fiction texts will be read alongside key theoretical texts.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( Literary Studies 1A (ENLI08020) AND Literary Studies 1B (ENLI08021) OR English Literature 1 (ENLI08001) AND Scottish Literature 1 (ENLI08016)) AND ( Literary Studies 2A: English Literature in the World, 1380-1788 (ENLI08024) AND Literary Studies 2B: English Literature in the World, post-1789 (ENLI08025) OR Scottish Literature 2A (ENLI08022) AND Scottish Literature 2B (ENLI08023) OR English Literature 2 (ENLI08003) AND Scottish Literature 2 (ENLI08004))
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Essential course texts
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Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 1. By the end of the course a student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of and critical engagement with a range of twentieth-century fictions by Scottish women writers.
  2. 2. By the end of the course a student will be able to demonstrate the relation of these fictions to the wider cultural field of writing and representation
  3. 3. By the end of the course a student will be able to demonstrate knowledge of contemporary debates and concepts in Scottish studies, feminism and related critical discourses regarding Scottish writing and gender representation.
  4. 4. By the end of the course a student will be able to demonstrate the ability to deploy a variety of methodological approaches to the study of Scottish fiction and female representation.
  5. 5. By the end of the course a student will be able to demonstrate the ability to reflect constructively on the development of their own learning and research practice.
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Special Arrangements Numbers are limited, with priority given to students taking degrees involving English or Scottish Literature and Visiting Students placed by the Admissions Office. Students not in these categories need the written approval of the Head of English Literature before enrolling. In the case of excess applications places will be decided by ballot.
Additional Class Delivery Information Seminar: 2 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s); plus attendance for one hour per week at Autonomous Learning Group - at times to be arranged.
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Course organiserDr Carole Jones
Tel: (0131 6)50 3068
Course secretaryMs Sheila Strathdee
Tel: (0131 6)50 3619
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