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GM3088   Travel Writing in German since 1990

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Although literary scholars declared the German-language travelogue to be a dead genre in 1989, travel writing enjoyed a remarkable resurgence in the two following decades. This revival appears to have been prompted by such factors as the radical reconfiguration of real (and imaginary) geographies in the wake of German Reunification. At the same time as this resurgence, there occurred a shift in cultural studies referred to as the spatial turn. Theorists of culture were becoming interested in how constructing and negotiating space bears upon identity. In this module the insights of the spatial turn are applied to the reading of the newest German-language travel writing.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the German Honours Adviser

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5 hours and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 28

Guided independent study hours: 122

Assessment pattern

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

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 40%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%


Module coordinator: Dr A T Cusack
Module teaching staff: Dr A Cusack