Just as in first year you have a choice between English Literature 2 and Scottish Literature 2: a pass in either first-year course allows you to enter either second-year course.
Both these courses will share a set of lectures, developing the ideas introduced in first year. Each course will examine innovations in literature that took place in specific periods during the two centuries between 1750 and 1950.
Teaching and assessment will follow much the same pattern as in first year, though with two degree examination papers to be sat at the end of the course.
In English Literature 2 authors discussed will include Blake, Godwin, Shelley, Coleridge, Wordsworth, Wollstonecraft, Austen, Keats, and Byron in the first half; and Wilde, Shaw, Conrad, Joyce, Eliot, Woolf, Yeats, Lawrence and Stein in the second half.
In Scottish Literature 2 authors discussed will include Burns, Macpherson, Smollett, Scott, Hogg, Galt, Ferrier and Carlyle in the first half; and Stevenson, Douglas Brown, Barrie, MacDiarmid, Shepherd, Grassic Gibbon, Willa Muir, and Neil Gunn in the second half.
Major writers from Ireland and Northern Europe such as Goethe, Ibsen and Yeats will also be discussed to put Scottish writing in its international context.
This article was published on Mar 18, 2011