Literature and the Bible
SCQF Level 10
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Comparative Literature Honours Adviser
Weekly contact: 1 seminar and an optional surgery hour.
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
Re-assessment: Written Coursework = 100%
Module coordinator: Dr R P Wilson
Module teaching staff: Team taught