Literature

Inverness College
In South Inverness (Scotland)

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  • A Level
  • South inverness (Scotland)
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What is special about this course? If you are passionate about reading, thinking and writing and would like to turn this interest into a career, the BA (Hons) Literature is ideal for you. You will explore literature in a global context, looking in depth at language and literary history within texts and on the international literary stage. Studying literature at the University of the Highlands and Islands is not ‘English’, and nor is it ‘Scottish’. Our modules cover a wide range of authors, in English and translation, as well as theory from classic to contemporary. With a solid foundation in genres and periods in years 1 and 2, and research-based modules in years 3 and 4, our graduates are confident and enthusiastic writers, researchers and readers. We teach a range of advanced specialist modules alongside more traditional content, and you are able to combine your studies with other disciplines. You will also study language, translation and the interrelation of Scots, Gaelic, English and other languages in Scotland. You will benefit from close partnerships with local organisations such as Highlife Highland; Highland Archive Centre; and Literary Salon, and you will learn from internationally-recognised experts in their fields, with interests reflected in our wide variety of modules. Special features You will study literature in an international context Research strengths (all taught on the degree) include: nation and identity, genre, adaptation, gender, theory/writing/originality, writing of place, nature and the environment, and in particular periods: classical and medieval, renaissance, eighteenth century and romanticism, nineteenth century, and modern and contemporary. All modules in Years 3 and 4 are based on staff research, and you’ll be part of a vibrant research culture from your first semester Opportunities to take part in field-trips every...

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South Inverness
3 Longman Road, Longman, IV1 1SA, Highlands and Islands, Scotland

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Course programme

Year 1 - CertHE
  • Literary Discoveries: An Introduction to Prose Fiction
  • Coming Out: Late 19th- and Early 20th Century Drama
  • Literary Theory in History and Practice
  • Scottish Poetry and the Theme of Exile
  • Worlds Real and Imagined: An Introduction to Poetry
  • Option modules from across the Humanities in subjects such as Archaeology, Gaelic, History, Philosophy, Politics, Scottish Cultural Studies, Scottish History
Year 3 - BA

Six modules will be offered every academic year:

  • European Modernism and the Scottish Literary Renaissance
  • Union and Discord 1707-1815
  • Imagining New Worlds: Renaissance Literature and Thought
  • Literary Borrowings: Adaptations and Appropriations
  • Nature Writing and Ecology
  • Romantic Genius: Scottish and European Literature, 1750-1830
  • Psychogeography and the City
  • Glorious Spangs: Material Culture at the Early Modern Court
  • Option module from across the Humanities in subjects such as Archaeology, Gaelic, History, Philosophy, Politics, Scottish Cultural Studies, Scottish History
Year 2 - DipHE
  • Male Ideals and Female Desires in Medieval Poetry
  • An Introduction to Gaelic Poetry
  • Theatrical Powerplay: Classical and Modern Tragedy
  • Heroic Literature: Epic from Classical to Contemporary
  • Option modules from across the Humanities in subjects such as Archaeology, Gaelic, History, Philosophy, Politics, Scottish Cultural Studies, Scottish History
Year 4 - BA (Hons)

Six modules will be offered every academic year:

  • Dissertation (double-credit)
  • Satire: The Literary Art of Attack
  • Apocalyptic Fictions
  • Science Fiction
  • Pornutopia: Gender and Erotic Writing
  • Avant-garde Literature
  • Pushing Boundaries
  • Past and Present: Historio-graphy

What can I do on completion of my course?

Once you have successfully completed your BA (Hons) Literature course, you might like to consider careers in:

  • Teaching and Education
  • Academia
  • Publishing
  • Museum and Archives
  • Research
  • Charities
  • The Media
  • Heritage Sector
  • Creative Arts
  • Marketing and PR
  • Government
  • Writer

The highly developed critical, analytical and communication skills you will acquire through your studies will make you a strong candidate for a wide variety of careers.

Can I progress into further study?

You can progress from the BA (Hons) Literature to

MLitt Highlands and Islands Literature

MLitt British Studies

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