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IT4014   Female Literary Representations in the Italian Renaissance

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 10

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module will explore the problematic relationship of women and culture in the early modern period by focussing on changes in the representation of the female in Italian literature in the course of the sixteenth century. Renaissance notions of the female self will be examined from differing perspectives, from the idealised forms of Petrachism to the disenchanted reality of the courtesans. Key themes, such as the reinterpretation of mythological figures and the self-representation of female writers will be considered, as well as the work of writers such as Stampa, Fonte and Tullia d'Aragona.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass IT2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 seminar and 1 surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 16

Guided independent study hours: 134

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: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator: Dr C Rossignoli
Module teaching staff: Dr C Rossignoli