- Code ENGL6020
- Unit Value 6 units
A study of selected poetry, prose and drama from the late 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. This course involves the analysis of literary works and investigation of germane contexts (literary, social and political). Authors to be studied will include Shakespeare, Donne, Marvell, Milton, Rochester, Behn, Dryden, Swift, Pope, Gay and Johnson.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Apply knowledge of the historical and cultural contexts of the literature of this period to some major authors, works, and genres.
- Identify key elements that are distinctive to the artistic achievement of early modern writers.
- Reflect and write analytically about the literary texts and their contexts.
- Develop their own skills of literary critical analysis.
- Understand and successfully deploy a range of terms and concepts integral to literary studies.
Indicative Assessment2000 word essay (40%) (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
2000 word essay (40%) (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
1000 word critical analysis (20%) (LO5)
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials.
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe Norton Anthology of English Literature, Ninth Edition, Volume B The Sixteenth/The Early Seventeenth Century and Volume C The Restoration and The Eighteenth Century.
Preliminary ReadingShakespeare, Twelfth Night
As per prescribed texts
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