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CO1001 The Nineteenth-Century Novel

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 7
Planned timetable:1.00 pm

This module introduces students to the study of Comparative Literature through nineteenth-century novels from France, Germany, Italy, Russia, Spain and the UK. All the texts will be read in English translation.The aim of the module is to introduce students to a representative and canonical range of fictional works, with focus on one literary genre - the novel - and one over-arching theme. The theme will change depending on staff availability, but for the immediate future will be 'The Novel of Adultery'. Lecturers, seminar leaders and secondary criticism will all model a variety of comparative approaches for students and promote discussion of the discipline.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


CO1001 or CO1002 is compulsory for Comparative Literature. Either CO1001 or EN1003 is a compulsory module for English.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 lectures, 1 seminar, 1 optional surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 40
  • Guided independent study: 160

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr E Finer
Module teaching staff:Team taught