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ML5006   Problems of Culture and Identity 1

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

The module aims to introduce major aspects and dimensions of the question of cultural identity. Through the study of a broad range of particular cultural traditions, it seeks to enhance understanding of the concepts and mechanisms involved in the formation of collective identity as such (the 'poetics' of cultural identity). Particular topics treated may include: concepts of culture and identity; collective memory; icons of identity; historiography and myth; complex identities and cultural hybridity.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1-hour lecture and 1-2-hour seminar.

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%


Personnel

Module coordinator: Prof G F San Roman