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EL40AB: WRITING THE CITY (2014-2015)

Last modified: 28 Jun 2018 10:27

Course Overview

What is the relationship between writing and place? This course uses the example of London in the Renaissance to consider this question. Examing the literary output of the city at the time when new ways of writing and new literary forms were emerging, such as the popular playhouse and the printed pamphlet.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No

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Course Description

London in the early modern period was a centre of government, a thriving commercial hub and one of the fastest growing cities in Europe. It was also a centre for literary production across a range of genres, from plays to pageants, from poetry to pamphlets. This course will examine the various ways in which the city is represented in the literature of the period and will explore such topics as the place of the stage; sin and the city; ceremony and festivity; commerce and the community; and urban satire.

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Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 1 two-hour examination (40%) and in-course assessment: essay (40%), group project (10%) and seminar work (10%).

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