Memorialising Scottish Culture and Literature SCOTLIT4033

  • Academic Session: 2019-20
  • School: School of Critical Studies
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: Yes

Short Description

This course deals with the presentation of Scottish cultural history and iconic and literary figures by analysing their representation in a range of contexts. It introduces students to theories of cultural memory and commemoration, and explores the representation of literary figures and historical 'moments' from medieval Scotland up until the mid-twentieth century. Included in this course is a compulsory placement in the culture and heritage sector.

Timetable

1 x 2hr seminar per week over 10 weeks as scheduled on MyCampus.

10 hours of placement TBA.

 

This is one of the Honours options in Scottish Literature and may not run every year. The options that are running this session are available on MyCampus.

Requirements of Entry

Available to all students fulfilling requirements for Honours entry into Scottish Literature, and by arrangement to visiting students or students of other Honours programmes who qualify under the University's 25% regulation.

Excluded Courses

SCOTLIT4022 Memorialising Scottish Culture and Literature

Assessment

Bibliographical or cataloguing exercise (1000 words): 20%

Placement project output (1200 words or equivalent): 40%

Essay (2500 words): 40%

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable for Honours courses

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course will provide the opportunity to:

■ develop an awareness of theories of memorialisation whilst engaging with various forms of cultural media and curatorial practice;

■ analyse the role of diverse cultural materials in the construction of Scottish cultural memory;

■ apply skills from various disciplines in the classroom, but also in the professional arena via a culture and heritage placement;

■ discuss at an advanced level the concepts of 'memorialisation' and 'cultural memory', as considered throughout the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

■ apply knowledge of theories of narrative and memory in relation to Scottish culture;

■ interpret a range of cultural materials and media in order to understand the construction of Scottish cultural memory;

■ use a range of skills drawn from digital humanities, book history and curatorial and archival practise to demonstrate features of the memorialisation of Scottish culture;

■ employ the skills learned within the course in a placement in the practical and professional arena.

 

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.