British Literature: 1900 to the Present
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The Text and Context terms provide a comprehensive, interdisciplinary course that examines literature from Britain and Ireland in the context of the key societal and cultural developments during the twentieth and the twenty-first centuries. The dynamic and diverse characteristics of more than one hundred years of English, Irish, and Scottish texts are studied in conjunction with recent developments in literary theory.Modernism | 7th-19th July 2014The Modernism module examines work by, among others, T.S. Eliot, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf and Jean Rhys and is designed to address the needs of students of all levels who wish to focus on Modernist aesthetics and explore in more detail this historical and cultural period.Lectures are complimented by visits to the Scottish Parliament, the Scottish Poetry Library, Ian Hamilton Finlay%E2%80%99s Little Sparta and much much more!Scottish Literature | 21st July-2nd August 2014The Scottish Literature module covers Scottish Modernism during the first week and moves on to examine Post-Modern to Contemporary Scottish Literature during the second. The reading list includes poetry by Hugh MacDiarmid and Edwin Morgan, plays by John McGrath, Gregory Burke and Liz Lochhead, and fiction by Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Muriel Spark and Alasdair Gray. Alan Riach%E2%80%99s publication What Is Scottish Literature offers a concise introduction to everyone curious about this field. Current developments in Scottish Studies can be followed via the University of Glasgow%E2%80%99s publication Bottle Imp.Activities include a Ceilidh dance, a Burns Supper, and a formal evening reception at the beautiful Playfair Library.Contemporary Literature | 4th-16th August 2014The Contemporary Literature course covers British and Irish Literature since 1960. Texts include Samuel Beckett%E2%80%99s Endgame, Angela Carter%E2%80%99s The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Hanif Kureishi%E2%80%99s The Buddha of Suburbia, and AS Byatt%E2%80%99s The Children%E2%80%99s Book.This exciting course takes place during the Edinburgh festival season, and includes Edinburgh International Book Festival readings, and a performance at the Edinburgh International Festival among many other events.

Course leader
Students attend a 1-hour daily lecture, given by a guest speaker of established academic reputation, which provides a focused analysis of the critical, theoretical, and historical context of the literature. Following the lecture, students attend a 2-hour

Target group
Each 2-week Text and Context course is suitable for undergraduates, postgraduates, teachers, working professionals and academics. Students must be at least 18 years of age by the start date of the summer school to apply.

Course aim
The Scottish Universities' International Summer School (SUISS) was founded as a non-profit organisation by Professor David Daiches in 1947. In the spirit of the Edinburgh International Festival, SUISS brings together students and academics who, irrespective of their national, religious, or cultural difference, share a love of literature.

Credits info
9.9 ECTS Each Text & Context course is assessed according to an Essay (70%) and Class Participation (30%)The 2-week literature courses are worth 12 SCOTCAT CreditsContact Teaching Hours: 34Expected Independent Study: 86Total Hours: 120SCOTCAT Credit Weighting: 12 points(1 SCOTCAT point = 10 hour workload)This equals 2.5 US Credits and 6 ECTS Credits

Fee info
GBP 914: The course fee includes all lectures, seminars, masterclasses, full lending rights at the University of Edinburgh's library, lunch on the weekdays, as well as an extensive social and cultural programme. GBP 456: Students stay at the Pollock Halls of Residence, The University of Edinburgh's student accommodation, which is situated adjacent to Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano. Pollock Halls is within walking distance of the city centre and the University buildings at George Square.Facilities include:single study roomsoptional 3* en-suitefree internet accessa computer lab, a shop, a bar and an ATMBreakfast and dinner at the Pollock Halls cafeteria

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University of Edinburgh
Address: School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, 21 Buccleuch Place, 3rd Floor Edinburgh
Postal code: EH8 9LN
City: Edinburgh
Country: United Kingdom
Phone: 0131 650 4369