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PR3020   Key Texts in Modern Persian Literature

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Students will learn about key twentieth-century authors through reading biographies and critical writing in Persian and English. They will also read, translate and discuss at least one sample of writing by each of these authors. The module is primarily designed to expose students to modern poetry and short stories and to improve and broaden students' knowledge of literary analysis in general and Persian literature and culture in particular. Students will be required to translate Persian poetry and prose passages into English and analyse them. This module will also address the sociopolitical contexts in which these literary works were produced.

Relationship to other modules

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

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar plus surgery hour.

Scheduled learning hours: 20

Guided independent study hours: 130

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 5,000 word essay


Module teaching staff: Dr S Talajooy