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EN4403 Mediaevalism

SCOTCAT credits:30
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:3.00 pm and 4.00 pm Tue

This module considers literary efforts to continue, revive or adapt the Mediaeval by reference to a range of texts from Spenser to Tolkien. Areas of study will include The Faerie Queene; Eighteenth-century Gothick; Scott and the Romantics; the Pre-Raphaelites; the Arts and Crafts Movement and its modern followers. Much of the base material can be found in the Norton Anthology of English Literature, to be supplemented by other literary texts and ancillary material from religion, art and architecture. (Group E)

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Group E optional module for English

UG Pre-requisite(s):EN2003, EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 seminar/lecture, 1 tutorial/seminar, and 2 optional consultative hours.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 22
  • Guided independent study: 278

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 C Jones
Module teaching staff:Dr C Jones