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EN5512   Contemporary Literature and Culture

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged

In tandem with the theoretical and philosophical perspectives studied on EN5511, this module introduces students to a range of late twentieth and early twenty-first century writing. Focalised through both national and international perspectives, this module provides the opportunity to reflect on the proliferation of diverse literatures and other forms of cultural production in the contemporary world. The course is designed to expose students to a range of contemporary authors, poets and playwrights, moving between a detailed focus on highlighted key works and a wider a perspective on individual writer's oeuvres. Topics and themes may include: ecocriticism, postmodernism, terrorism, genre, magical realism, experimental writing, sexualities, globalisation and postcolonialism.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5 hour seminar (x 9 weeks)

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: One new submission equivalent in length and nature to the failed piece of coursework.  The piece submitted for reassessment must be entirely new work.


Module coordinator: Dr J S F Haddow
Module teaching staff: Team taught
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