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GM4073   Women in German Letters

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

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.

Relationship to other modules

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

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.

Scheduled learning hours: 18

Guided independent study hours: 132

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 = 100%

Personnel

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