The Literature of Friedrich Nietzsche
SCQF level 9
Academic year(s): 2019-2020
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF level 9
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.
Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass GM2002 or pass GM2004 or pass GM2008 or pass GM2010
Weekly contact: 1.5 hours and 1 surgery hour.
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%