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CO4031   Experiences of Exile

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

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: TBC

This module will compare writing about the experience of exile (real and imagined) by writers of different centuries, languages and cultures. We will consider the particular historical and political circumstances in each case, and how this intersects with the conceptualization and literary expression of the experience of exile by each writer, and examine literary points of contact, commonality and difference. All works will be read in English translation. Texts will be drawn from a range of languages including Arabic, French, German, Italian, Latin, Persian and Spanish, and genres which may include poetry, the novel, the short story, the graphic novel and film.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): CO4030 Pre-Requisite

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5 hour seminars (11 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 17

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: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr R P Wilson
Module teaching staff: Dr Robert Wilson