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On successful completion of this module, students will be able to demonstrate: 1. knowledge and critical understanding of a spectrum of Renaissance writings in different dramatic and poetic genres; 2. a sophisticated understanding of the way literature and history are mutually constituting in this period; 3. the ability to situate a range of Renaissance texts in their writing, reading, and performance contexts, showing how this deepens understanding of the texts; 4. the ability to critically analyse the language and practice of Renaissance drama and poetry; 5. thoughtful engagement with key critical and theoretical debates in the field.Indicative Module Content:
Module content will derive primarily from the Norton Anthology of English Literature (The Sixteenth Century/Early Seventeenth Century volume).
Indicative (but *provisional*) content includes:
Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
Milton, Paradise Lost
Sonnets and poems by Edmund Spenser, Philip Sidney, Mary Sidney, Aemilia Lanyer, John Donne, George Herbert, Queen Elizabeth, Christopher Marlowe, John Milton.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Successful completion of Literature in Context 1 is recommended for this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Short writing exercises||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Essay: 2500-word essay||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Standard conversion grade scale 40%||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
|Spring||Yes - 2 Hour|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment
Group feedback post-assessment of short exercises. Optional individual essay feedback available to students in the following trimester.
|Professor Danielle Clarke||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Professor Jane Grogan||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Mr Ciarán Leinster||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Assoc Professor Naomi McAreavey||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|
|Dr Darragh Greene||Tutor|
|Lecture||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Wed 10:00 - 10:50|
|Small Group||Offering 1||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Mon 13:00 - 13:50|
|Small Group||Offering 2||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Tues 10:00 - 10:50|
|Small Group||Offering 3||Week(s) - Autumn: Weeks 2-12||Tues 12:00 - 12:50|
|Small Group||Offering 4||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Mon 11:00 - 11:50|
|Small Group||Offering 5||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Mon 12:00 - 12:50|
|Small Group||Offering 7||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Mon 10:00 - 10:50|
|Small Group||Offering 9||Week(s) - Autumn: All Weeks||Tues 12:00 - 12:50|