|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||24 May 2022|
ENL2005 provides a detailed study of a formative period in English Literature. Students will write essays on Shakespeare and other major Early Modern writers and be tested on their knowledge of social and political contexts for poetry and plays in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. The course advances knowledge in the scholarship of historical English Literature and equips students for advanced studies in the discipline area.
Shakespeare's plays and poetry formed part of a flourishing period of literary and theatrical innovation. Yet the nature of this period has been the subject of changing opinion: known once as the Golden Age, then given the name 'Renaissance,' and more recently called the Early Modern period. This course examines the literature of this period in its social contexts and explores the place of Shakespeare on the Elizabethan stage. Students will develop the ability to critique received scholarly opinion on the work of Shakespeare and his coevals.