Revolutionary Scotland: Literature, Culture And Politics 1890-1939 HIST5016

  • Academic Session: 2015-16
  • School: School of Humanities
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Course Aims

This module aims to introduce students in an interdisciplinary way to key themes, traditions and perspectives in Scottish history and cultural production - broadly defined - from the 1890s to 1939. Students will encounter various different approaches to Scotland's artistic and political culture, literature, including poetry and fiction, popular media, including cinema, newspapers and periodicals, technological transformations and the history of ideas.

Timetable

ten 2-hours seminars

Course Aims

This module aims to introduce students in an interdisciplinary way to key themes, traditions and perspectives in Scottish history and cultural production - broadly defined - from the 1890s to 1939. Students will encounter various different approaches to Scotland's artistic and political culture, literature, including poetry and fiction, popular media, including cinema, newspapers and periodicals, technological transformations and the history of ideas.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this module students should have acquired an awareness of:
1) demonstrate knowledge of the key themes that shaped Scottish culture and society from the 1890s to 1939
2) demonstrate an understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of politics, literature and history
3) demonstrate an understanding of the methods of information-distribution characteristic to the era
4) demonstrate knowledge of the major authors, artists and intellectuals of the period
5) demonstrate knowledge of the major periods of transition and cultural arguments of the period