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EN4367   Romantic Gothic

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 10.00 am Mon and 11.00 am Mon

Ghosts, reanimated bodies, monsters, fragmented manuscripts and haunted spaces fill the works of Romantic poets and novelists alike. This module explores the Romantics' interest in the macabre by placing it in the context of anxieties about the French Revolution, religion, sexuality, race and nation, as well as 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. (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 teaching staff: Dr Katie Garner (KLG7)