Spanish MA

Czech, Polish And Russian Women's Writing In English Translation CZECH4003

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 4 (SCQF level 10)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

This course offers a study of a selection of Czech, Polish and Russian women writers. Selected works by the chosen author are studied in depth and within the context of the author's individual artistic development. Attention will also be given to literary theory and to gender studies.


20 1-hour seminars at days and times to be arranged.


Class exam (1.5 hours) in the examining period of semester 1 (50%); class essay (2000-3000 words) to be submitted by the end of semester 2 (50%).

Main Assessment In: April/May

Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? Not applicable

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

The course is intended to:
1. provide students with a thorough understanding of selected works by Czech, Polish and Russian women writers within their historical and cultural contexts;
2. impart to students an advanced knowledge of comparative aspects of developments in Czech, Polish and Russian women's writing;
3. introduce students to selected gender studies concepts and ideas applicable to Czech, Polish and Russian women's writing.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of the course students will be able to demonstrate:
1. a knowledge and critical assessment of selected twentieth century major works by Czech, Polish, and Russian women writers;
2. the ability to discuss and write critically on a wide range of comparative issues and themes explored by women writers in the three different cultures.

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.