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GM3047   The Literature of Friedrich Nietzsche

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: Both

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

There are few German writers whose name is as instantly recognizable, for good or ill, as Friedrich Nietzsche. Nietzsche's enduring appeal is due, in large measure, to his skill as a stylist and to the literariness of his work. In this module, students will analyse key works by Nietzsche from a literary point of view, treating stylistic features, recurrent themes and symbols, and structural patterns. Though a unique figure in many ways, neither Nietzsche nor his writing can be disentangled from their time; students will thus be led to consider correspondences and differences between Nietzsche and other nineteenth-century authors.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GM2002 or pass GM2004 or pass GM2008 or pass GM2010

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5 hours and 1 surgery hour.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr M White