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BA (Hons) Literature (our single honours degree)

In Year 1 and Year 2, single-honours students take 4 ‘mandatory’ literature modules (2 per semester), plus 2 ‘option’ modules from elsewhere in the humanities scheme.

In Year 3 single-honours students take 5 ‘mandatory’ literature modules, plus 1 ‘option’ module.

In Year 4 single-honours students take 4 ‘mandatory’ literature modules (2 per semester), plus the dissertation (which runs across both semesters). 

 

BA (Hons) History and Literature/BA (Hons) Literature and Criminology/BA (Hons) Literature and Politics/BA (Hons) Literature and Sociology/BA (Hons) Literature and Theology/BA (Hons) Scottish History and Literature (our joint honours degrees).

In Year 1 and Year 2, joint-honours students take at least 2 modules from each subject, plus a further 2 ‘option’ modules either from these subjects or from elsewhere in the humanities scheme.

In Year 3 joint-honours students take 3 modules from each subject.

In Year 4 joint-honours students take 3 modules from one subject, and the dissertation plus one module from the other subject.

 

Modules:

The following literature modules are offered at the University of the Highlands and Islands (note: some of the Year 3 and Year 4 modules are not available every year). 

Year 1

  • Coming Out: Late 19th and 20th-century Theatre
  • Introduction to Gaelic Prose
  • Literary Discoveries: An Introduction to Prose Fiction
  • Reading Poetry: An Introduction
  • Theories of Literature: An Introduction
  • Travellers in the Wilderness: Literature and Exile

Year 2 

  • Folklore
  • Heroic Literature: Epic from Classical to Contemporary
  • Introduction to Gaelic Poetry
  • Male Ideals and Female Desires in Medieval Scottish Poetry
  • Theatrical Powerplay: Classical and Modern Tragedy

Year 3

  • Children's Literature
  • Continental Philosophy
  • Glorious Spangs: Material Culture at the Early Modern Court
  • Gaoir nam ban: Gaelic Women’s Poetry 1644 – 1746
  • Imagining New Worlds: Renaissance Literature and Thought
  • Literary Borrowings: Adaptations and Appropriations
  • Nature Writing and Ecology
  • Psychogeography and the City
  • Risk Anything! The Modernist Short Story
  • Romantic Genius: Scottish and European Literature, 1750-1830
  • Modern Times: Popular Culture and Modernism

Year 4 

  • Apocalyptic Fictions
  • Avant-garde Literature
  • Iarshader to Iraq: Gaelic Poetry of Conflict from the 19th Century
  • Metafiction: Self-referential Texts
  • Pushing Boundaries
  • Postmodernism and Total War
  • Past and Present: Historiography
  • Satire: The Art of Attack
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy
  • Dissertation (Literature)

 

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