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CO3020   Cultural Memory and Literature

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module introduces students to theories and examples of the creation of cultural memory in literature. Concepts such as communicative and collective memory will be discussed using three case studies, each exploring a particular ethnic, national or political cultural memory traced through literary and filmic texts as well as archival material and lieux de mÚmoire. Students will develop skills acquired during the first two years of Comparative Literature by applying a critical, analytical approach to these sources, encouraging them to recognize and interpret shifts, fault lines and conflicts within cultural memory from a trans-national perspective.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Comparative Literature Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5 hours and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 27

Guided independent study hours: 123

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: Written Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught