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EN5601   Approaches, Theories, Contexts 1

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged

Few fields of literary studies are riven with the debates, contestations and counter-arguments that characterise postcolonialism. This module explores the range of theoretical positions and diverse historical contexts that inform postcolonial studies across a global range of theorists. In this module, we will focus on the evolution of postcolonialism from theories of colonial discourse and an emergent concept of world literature, to decolonisation and the emergence of postcolonial studies in the late twentieth-century. Topics studied may include: abolition and empire; orientalism; colonial cinema; Victorian Britain and Empire; Marxist and materialist critiques; and the development of world literature.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5-hour seminar (x 9 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 13

Guided independent study hours: 186

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
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 A Raychaudhuri
Module teaching staff: Team taught
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