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CO5001   Apples and Oranges: Issues in Comparative Literature

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module explores some of the key theoretical and methodological questions which arise when texts enter into relation with one another. A range of possible relations is explored by means of a number of case studies, for instance: interdisciplinary and intermedial relations; genetic relations; intercultural adaptations; clashes. Students are expected to find further texts to 'prolong' the comparison in a meaningful way, 'drawing on their respective expertise in different languages, thus developing an in-depth understanding of methods and theoretical frameworks in Comparative Literature. The module will be based on at least three disciplines, including but not limited to Arabic, French, German, Italian, Persian, Russian, Spanish. Translations of the core texts discussed in class will be available.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2 hours (lectures and seminars)

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%


Module teaching staff: Team taught