Core Module Information
Module title: 19th Century Literature and Culture 1

SCQF level: 07:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CLP07104
Module leader: Emily Alder
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Media and Humanities


Description of module content:

This module introduces you to literature of the nineteenth century, which you will explore within its cultural historical contexts. The module forms a foundation for the understanding of the development of the novel from the nineteenth century to the present day, alongside poetry and short stories. You will learn about some of the novel’s influential subgenres (e.g. the Bildungsroman, the sensation novel), literary modes in prose (e.g. the Gothic, children’s literature), and poetical subgenres (e.g. dramatic monologue). You will explore important social debates of the period, such as class relations, the empire and conceptions of nationality, science, and representations of gender and the family. The module will equip you with a conceptual and methodological apparatus for your future study on your programme’s literature modules and beyond. The weekly lectures will provide an introduction and set the context for group and individual activities in tutorial. Interactive exercises and group discussions will focus on analysing the assigned literary texts in relation to cultural contexts through exploring historical material from the period as well as recent scholarly criticism.

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Demonstrate understanding of relationships between nineteenth-century literature and its cultural and historical contexts.
LO2: Recognise different genres in poetry and prose, and describe their formal conventions.
LO3: Analyse a range of nineteenth-century literary texts and articulate your interpretations in oral and written form.
LO4: Identify and evaluate relevant scholarly research sources.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 003
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: Emily Alder
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Face To Face Lecture 10
Face To Face Tutorial 20
Independent Learning Guided independent study 170
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Learning Log 40 1-4 14/15 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 1500
Essay 60 1-4 12 HOURS= 00.00, WORDS= 2000
Component 1 subtotal: 40
Component 2 subtotal: 60
Module subtotal: 100

Indicative References and Reading List - URL:
CLP07104: Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture