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EL35CP: PAGE AND STAGE: RENAISSANCE WRITINGS 1500-1640 (2017-2018)

Last modified: 27 Jun 2017 14:12


Course Overview

This course explores the poetry, drama and prose of a period often referred to as the golden age of English literature.  The period 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 Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Andrew Gordon

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

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • English (EL) (Passed)
  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

Yes

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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

  • MA English-French(Mode B)

Contact Teaching Time

30 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

1st Attempt

  • 2500-word essay (35%)
  • 3500-word essay (55%)
  • SAM (10%)
Resit
  • 2-hour examination (100%)

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

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

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