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EN4365   Literature and Childhood in the Eighteenth Century

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 1

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

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)

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EN2003 and pass EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 x 2-hour seminar, and 2 optional consultative hours

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 280

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr Susan Manly (SM32)