Academic year(s): 2018-2019
SCOTCAT credits : 15
ECTS credits : 7
Level : SCQF Level 10
Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students
This module examines the history of German fiction about monsters, with a focus on three key periods in German culture: the Middle Ages, Romanticism and Expressionism. It will enable students to use monstrosity, the uncanny, the undecidable and trauma as theoretical concepts; to determine the cultural functions of monsters; to explore the tensions that they embody; and to identify and reflect on changing and recurring fears and patterns in text and film over time.
Pre-requisite(s): Entry to honours german
Weekly contact: 1 seminar.
Scheduled learning hours: 18
Guided independent study hours: 132
As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 60%, Coursework = 40%
As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 60%
Practical examinations : 0%
Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%