Undergraduate | LTU-ENG3SAC | 2024
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About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Articulate an understanding and appreciation of critical and textual matters
- Develop and utilise a coherent critical framework
- Initiate and engage productively in research activities and display an awareness of relevant critical and theoretical paradigms
- Develop an appreciation of and facility with a range of communication strategies
- Develop critical appreciation of issues and concerns associated with Early Modern texts and produce effective and informed written analysis
- Shakespeare in Critical Theory
- Shakespearean England
- Early Modern Literary Circles
- Early Modern Women Writers
- Early Modern Theatre (Tragedy and Comedy)
- Early Modern Poetry
- Shakespeare’s Modern Reception
Why and how should we study Shakespeare today? From Taylor Swift and Paul Kelly to Jeanette Winterson and Joel Cohen, the influence of Shakespeare on twenty-first century culture is profound. This subject confronts Shakespeare’s contemporary relevance, assessing the broad variety of ways we continue to read, use, interpret, and critique texts first written and performed over 400 years ago. We’ll engage with a wide selection of Shakespearean adaptations – such as scripts, songs, television, and film – and genres, including romance, comedy, tragedy, and history. Travelling back in time, we’ll situate some of Shakespeare’s original poems and plays in the vibrant cultural milieu in which they were initially produced and received, and explore the evolution of his modern reputation as a literary genius. We’ll use current critical approaches to early modern literature, incorporating studies of disability, race, gender and sexuality, to think critically about who Shakespeare was, and about the global phenomenon that is Shakespeare now.
This is a level 3 subject. Please consider the subject pre-requisites before enrolling. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- Reflection 1500 words (40%)
- Essay 2000 words (50%)
- Analysis 500 words (10%)
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Prerequisites: Students must have completed 15 credit points of Level two subjects.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed ENG2SAC (Shakespeare and Contemporaries) are ineligible to enrol in this subject
No additional requirements
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.
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Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses
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