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CO4020   Literature and the Bible

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will build on the knowledge of translation issues gained in CO3002 and apply it to arguable the most significant source for the European and American literary traditions - the Bible. Conceiving the relationship between individual authors and the biblical sources on which they draw as dynamic and symbiotic, it will analyse the role assumed by the Bible in the work of authors from different linguistic traditions. Its central concern is to give students the conceptual tools necessary to interpret the influence of this religious text, or collection of texts, in works that depart from canonical articulation or sanction, and to chart the historical development of its literary representation to the present day.

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and an optional surgery hour.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: Written Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr R P Wilson
Module teaching staff: Team taught