United Kingdom, Edinburgh

Edinburgh: City of Literature

when 5 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
language English
duration 4 weeks
fee GBP 2300

Edinburgh has an hugely rich literary heritage and was the first city in the world to receive UNESCO City of Literature status.
This course examines some of Edinburgh's most celebrated literary talents, both locals and visitors, in the very city in which they produced their renowned works.
Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, Ian Rankin, Muriel Spark and Irvine Welsh are among the writers studied throughout the course. In addition the course explores these writers' presence in the city through manuscript collections and objects in the National Libraries and Museums of Scotland and the Edinburgh Writers' Museum.
By touring Edinburgh we will see the imprint of these writers in the city in the form of monuments and plaques.
We will consider how these literary greats represent the city in their works and how it has shaped their writing.

Course leader

Anya Clayworth

Target group

1 year of undergraduate study.

Course aim

This course will enable students to develop the following literary skills:
• Discussing texts comfortably in groups and undertaking a graded oral presentation.
• Considering and critiquing selected literature
• Understanding literature in a wider historical context
• Understanding the cultural legacy of writers in Edinburgh
• Writing detailed and confident essays

Credits info

20 credits or 10 ECTS or 4 US.

Fee info

GBP 2300: Accommodation fees are not included in course fees.
GBP 0: Various accommodation packages available. Prices range from £114-489 per week. Please check the University of Edinburgh Summer School website for further details.
Information can be found under 'Fees'.


Scholarships will be made available on the summer school website when announced

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