This course is no longer required for admission to English Honours.
Early Modern to Eighteenth Century Literature studies selected poetry, prose and drama from the late 16th, 17th and 18th centuries. The course involves the analysis of literary works and investigation of germane contexts (literary, social and political). Authors to be studied will include canonical figures such as Shakespeare, Sidney, Donne, Marvell, Milton, Rochester, Behn, Dryden, Swift, Pope, Gay and Johnson, as well as less well-known writers and popular texts that often circulated anonymously or pseudonymously.
Upon successful completion, 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; and
- develop their own skills of literary critical analysis.
- 2 x 2000 word essays (50% each) (100) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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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
See Wattle for prescribed texts.
Assumed KnowledgeThe knowledge and skills acquired from completing two English courses successfully.
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