Introducing the Modules

This page contains a brief description of the modules as well as links to the module directory. Each module is offered in each semester unless specified differently. The practical parts can be completed in a different semester from the course or self-study unit. Click on the headings to open a box with more information, information sheets and the module descriptions.

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The module introduces students to basic processes in publishing. Students learn about the roles of authors, readers and publishing companies, understand the importance of agents, get an insight into self-publishing and into marketing strategies and options. The hands-on practical part of the module expects students to follow two publishers and study their marketing strategies and ways of reaching out to their respective readerships.


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The module requires students to participate in the block seminar or do a self-study unit and to then attend various events related to the field of Anglophone literature and culture, e.g. readings and talks, theatre or opera productions in English. The module expects students to study and reflect on how literature is mediated to and received by different audiences.


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The module gives students the opportunity to do an internship in a literary business (domestic or abroad) and to broaden their knowledge of the literature industry. Here, too, a course or self-study unit introducing theories is an integrated part of the module.


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The module allows students to get a deeper insight into Edinburgh's - and with it Scotland's - book festivals and literary scene. Taking part in the Department's annual Edinburgh Summer School, students visit literary museums, take part in book festival readings and explore the literary culture of Edinburgh's capital. In COVID-19 times, an alternative option based on online festival events is offered. For that reason this module is offered in summer semesters only.

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The module focuses on the Brothers Grimm and their work, and how they are received by and mediated to today's audiences. The module entails visiting museums and going on guided tours for the practical side and includes a Grimm-focused course or self-study unit for the theoretical part. As not all of the tours and museums are available in English, the module requires B2 German language skills. The module is currently offered in winter semesters only. The practical part can however be completed in summer semesters.