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Shakespeare and the Renaissance - ENGX309

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, 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.

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When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Dr Geoffrey Payne

(ENG110 or ENGX120) and two ENGX units at 200 level Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENG360, ENGL309, ENGL367
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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