Postgraduate taught 

Comparative Literature MLitt

Reading the 'New Europe' SLAV5010

  • Academic Session: 2020-21
  • School: School of Modern Languages and Cultures
  • Credits: 20
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes

Short Description

The course aims to map and highlight the major changes and developments taking place in Central and Eastern European cultures since 1989 and presents the major methodological discourses employed to narrate these developments and will address the questions and challenges they pose. In part, sessions will engage with the key theoretical, literary and visual texts pertinent to negotiating new 'glocal' identities in the region and will raise issues relevant to discourses addressing gender, ethnicity, religion and language.

Timetable

Spokes: Wednesdays 1600-1800

Excluded Courses

N/a

Assessment

For 'spoke' courses, assessment consists of a 4,000 word essay (weighted at 75%), along with a related or supporting presentation/ paper of approx. 2,000 words with bibliography and other relevant supporting materials (weighted at 25%).

Course Aims

The course aims to:

 

■ map and highlight the major changes and developments taking place in Central and Eastern European cultures since 1989

■ identify the major methodological discourses employed to narrate these developments and will address the questions and challenges they pose.

■ engage key theoretical, literary and visual texts pertinent to negotiating new 'glocal' identities in the region

■ explore issues relevant to discourses addressing gender, ethnicity, religion and language.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

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

 

■ demonstrate specialist knowledge and advanced understanding in the study of the histories, societies and cultures of Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union since 1989;

■ situate, evaluate and use critical approaches in East European, Slavic/ Slavonic studies;

■ work independently and collaboratively;

■ identify, formulate and solve problems in the context of assessment work for the course;

■ demonstrate communication and presentational skills appropriate to the requirements of the course.

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.