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CO4027   Folk and Fairy Tales

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module explores the genre of the folk and fairy tale through texts originating in different periods and national contexts. The broad diversity and rich intertextuality which characterises the genre will allow students to reflect on key narrative devices and their intercultural, intermedial, interhistorical and international scope. From medieval concepts of romance and storytelling to recent adaptations of fairy tales in visual media, the module will reflect on how folk and fairy tales have kept evolving, feeding into collective imagination and (inter)national issues. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their own reading of fairy tales in order to devise and research their final essay question.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5 - 2 hour seminars weekly and 2 hours of film/video viewing over the semester.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 130

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%