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EL35CT: PAGE AND STAGE: RENAISSANCE WRITINGS 1500-1640 (2014-2015)

Last modified: 01 Aug 2014 14:46


Course Overview

This course explores the poetry, drama and prose of a period often referred to as the golden age of English literature. A period which saw Shakespeare and his contemporaries produce innovative new literary works in which the language of desire took centre stage.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrew Gordon

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Programme Level 3

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Either English (EL) (Studied) or Literature In A World Context (LW) (Studied)
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

The Renaissance has been widely considered the golden age of English literature, producing such towering literary figures as Shakespeare, Jonson and Marlowe, and presenting mingled views of the erotic, the political, the religious and the lyrical while even laying claim to England's first novels. Taking in poetry, drama and prose, this course presents a wide and contrasting range of writings which illustrate its authors' diverse interests: the court, the country, the city and above all love; or should that be sex?

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

Sorry, we don't have that information available.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (40%); 2 essays, 2,000-2,500 words each (25% each); Seminar Assessment Mark (10%).

Resit: 1 two-hour examination (100%).

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

Detailed written feedback on the essays. Detailed oral feedback on any (unassessed) presentations.

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