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- 'Shakespeare' and 'the Renaissance'
- Competing representations of sexuality in the 1590s
- Sexuality and selfhood
- Selfhood and tragedy
- Imagining east and west
- Alternative Englands
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Resources and Links
- Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Online Discussion (10%)
- Assignment 4 - Test (20%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
- MAQ-ENGX206-Gothic Visions: From Sublime to Suburban Gothic
- MAQ-ENGX209-Children's Literature
- MAQ-ENGX120-Approaches to English Literature
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as ENG360 Shakespeare and the Renaissance.
The subject considers a broad range of Shakespeare's writings in relation to writings by his contemporaries and by his successors - dramatists as well as non-dramatists. In doing so it examines how those texts at once represent and engage with issues and problems in the culture of early modern, or Renaissance, England. Those issues and problems include, for example, issues of genre and of sexuality in verse of the 1590s, problems evoked in representations of tragic selfhood, problems associated with religious and political conflict and problems arising from English portrayals both of England and of life outside it.