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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:
Thomas More, Utopia
Marlowe, Dr Faustus
Shakespeare, Twelfth Night
Shakespeare, Henry V
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|
|Essay: 2500-word essay||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Short writing exercises + final portfolio||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• 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|