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EN4426   Civil Wars on Page and Screen

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: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm Mon, plus film viewing 2.00 pm - 5.00 pm Fri

We shall be looking at literary and cinematic representations of different instances of civil war and partition - the Irish Civil War (1922-1923), the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), the conflict around the Indian/Pakistani partition (1947), the conflict between Israel and Palestine (1948-present), the Nigerian Civil War/Biafran War (1967-1970) and the Somali Civil War (1988-present).

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 class and 2 optional consultative hours, and 3 optional hours of film viewing

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 Anindya Raychaudhuri (AR220)