Academic year(s): 2017-2018
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable: To be arranged.
This module takes students into new realms of engagement with (i) thematic criticism, and (ii) Nineteenth-century hybrid narrative forms blending fact and fiction that develop in response to different understandings of the natural world. By investigating how the sea has been variously seen, read, recorded and written in the century that established modern French natural/marine science disciplines, students will everywhere harness and step outside disciplinary frames for 'Modern Language' study. The 4 representative narratives on the module -- maritime travel writing, historiography, adventure narrative, submarine science fiction -- will be studied in different non-ML University classrooms e.g. MUSA, Gatty to contextualise students' investigations of particular issues, themes, topics, representations etc. concerning the sea covered in the module. Spearheaded by the course texts/contexts, students undertake an investigative project developing an aspect of 'sea writing' and its importance.
Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the honours advisor
Weekly contact: 1 x 90-minute workshop seminar and 1 surgery hour (x 11 weeks)
Scheduled learning hours: 21
As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: Coursework =100%
Module coordinator: Prof M M Orr
Module teaching staff: Prof M Orr