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CO1002 Drama in the Twentieth and Twenty-first Centuries

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 plays written in the twentieth and twenty-first century from France, Germany, Iran, Italy, Russia, Spain, the UK and the USA. 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 - drama - and one over-arching theme. The theme will change depending on staff availability, but for the immediate future will be 'Staging the Political'. Lecturers, seminar leaders and secondary criticism will all model a variety of comparative approaches for students and promote discussion of the discipline and potential directions for further study at sub-honours and honours degree level.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


CO1001 or CO1002 is compulsory for Comparative Literature. Either CO1002 or EN1004 is a compulsory module for English.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:3 lectures, 1 seminar, 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 44
  • Guided independent study: 156

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 K Jones
Module teaching staff:Team taught