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Shakespeare and the Renaissance - ENGL309

The unit 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: 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.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Louise D'Arcens

6cp in ENGL units at 200 level Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENGL367, ENGX309
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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