Scottish Literature module (EN51031)

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This module introduces students to a wide spectrum of authors who originally wrote in all of the major Scottish languages (English, Scots, Gaelic, and Latin), in both poetry and prose, during the second half of the eighteenth century and the first two decades of the nineteenth, a period often referred to as Romanticism.


100% coursework

Intended learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • the principal Scottish writers of the Romantic period
  • the diverse forms and genres of Scottish literature
  • the ways in which literature reflects and questions contemporary social concerns
  • the influence of leading theorists of Scottish literature


Dr Daniel Cook