Scotland the What? Contemporary Scottish Literature and Identity

University of Stirling

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Scotland the What? Contemporary Scottish Literature and Identity

  • Host University

    University of Stirling

  • Location

    Stirling, Scotland

  • Area of Study

    Literature, Literatures in English, Multicultural Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

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    Hours & Credits

  • SCQF Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The only requirement is interest in Scottish writing and culture. This course examines the literary and political currents shaping contemporary Scottish identity, introducing students to key twentieth- and twenty-first century texts. We encounter and explain a range of cultural debates concerning language, class, democracy and nationhood in Scottish writing. With attention focused on the question of independence, recent debates concerning Scottish culture and identity gain a heightened political charge. Literature has not only reflected but actively shaped such debate. What role has writing played in political change, and to what extent has Scottish culture escaped its own stereotypes?

    Excursion: There will be an excursion to Edinburgh, including a visit to the Scottish Parliament building and Scottish Writers Museum.

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