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CO2002   Journeys

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 8

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 1.00 pm

This module introduces students to set texts, both canonical and non-canonical, offering variants on the theme of 'Journeys', a topos that embraces both literal and imaginary displacements to 'real' and symbolic places and spaces alike. Read in English translation, the texts are originally written in a range of languages (drawn from Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian, Spanish, and English), represent a number of different genres (e.g. novels, letters, film), and span a broad historical range (typically from the thirteenth to the twenty-first century). Students will thus analyse the many ways in which 'Journeys' have been conceived and represented in different literary traditions, genres and at different times. Further work on comparative theories and methodologies as well as issues raised by translation will underpin the module, and will provide students with the opportunity to reflect and build on skills acquired at earlier stages of the comparative literature programme.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass CO2001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 lectures, 1 seminar, 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 44

Guided independent study hours: 156

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught