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Students who successfully complete this module should be able to:
Show familiarity with a range of seventeenth-century operatic texts and music;
Recognise how Venetian opera developed and exported a codified set of conventional character- and scene-types over time;
Demonstrate an understanding of different theoretical approaches to these narrative conventions, including those related to gender, reception history, and formal analysis;
Appraise key concepts of narrative convention more generally.
Baroque opera, especially in Venice.
Narrative and narrative convention, especially in Baroque opera (and especially Venetian Baroque opera).
Interpretive close reading and listening (of/to music, text, and music-with-text).
Formal analysis (musical, textual, musico-textual).
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Essay: Final major essay (3,000 words) from a selection of topics.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Group Project: Mid-course presentation in small groups following preparation during the trimester break.||Week 8||n/a||Graded||No||
|Continuous Assessment: Contribution to class discussions, etc.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.