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EN4367   Romantic Gothic

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 10.00 am Mon and 11.00 am Mon

This module examines the dark side of British Romanticism. Ghosts, reanimated bodies, monsters, fragmented manuscripts and haunted spaces fill the works of Romantic poets and novelists alike. The Romantics' fascination with the Gothic will be placed in the context of anxieties about the French Revolution, religion, sexuality, race and nation, as well developments in late eighteenth-century print and book production: the module includes a scheduled visit to Martyrs Kirk Library to view a selection of Gothic rare books. Students will also study eighteenth-century theoretical debates about terror and horror and engage with critical issues that have long occupied modern critics of the genre, such as the contested categories of Male and Female Gothic. (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: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

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 coordinator: Dr K L Garner
Module teaching staff: Dr K Garner