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EN4365 Literature and Childhood in the Eighteenth Century

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:9.00 am - 11.00 am Wed

This module introduces students to some of the key themes and concerns of literature written for and about children in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries via the study of selected key works by a range of philosophical and political thinkers, educationalists, fiction writers and poets. Engaging in close reading of key texts, and drawing on contemporary discussions of and recent critical work on children's literature, students will consider the literary, social and political contexts and consequences associated with the imagining and interpretation of childhood and children's reading. (Group C)

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Group C Optional for English

UG Pre-requisite(s):EN2003, EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 x 2-hour seminar, and 2 optional consultative hours
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 20
  • Guided independent study: 280

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 50%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 50%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr S C Manly
Module teaching staff:Dr S C Manly