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CO5001 Apples and Oranges: Issues in Comparative Literature

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2016/7
SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module will explore the most pressing questions which arise when different texts are put in contact, using pairings of texts to reflect on different kinds of relations, such as clashes, genetic, interdisciplinary and intermedial relations. 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 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.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Comparative Literature and German and Comparative Literature Postgraduate Programmes.

Optional for Crossways in Cultural Narratives Mundus Postgraduate Programmes.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:2 hours (lectures and seminars)

Assessment pattern

Postgraduate Assessment :Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr S Talajooy
Module teaching staff:Team taught