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GM4073 Women in German Letters

SCOTCAT credits:15
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 10
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

Although today we take the participation of women in German letters for granted, the student of earlier periods cannot fail to observe that the pantheon of German literature contains few women. Yet women played a decisive part in constituting the field of German letters, as readers, authors, translators, critics and mediators. In this module students will encounter women writing in German who fulfil several of these roles. In the course of such encounters we shall address such issues as the historical canon, the accessibility of writing by women, and the influence of gender on literary work and the market for literature.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Optional for German

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 or 2 hours of seminars per week and 2 practical classes over the semester and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 18
  • Guided independent study: 132

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 60%
  • Practical examinations: 0%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:2-hour Written Examination = 100%


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