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123020 VO Literature Survey 1 (2013W)

English Literature from the Tudors to the Restoration

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik

Details

max. 150 participants
Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 07.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 14.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 21.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 28.10. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 04.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 11.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 18.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 25.11. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 02.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 09.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 16.12. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 13.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 20.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03
Monday 27.01. 15:00 - 16:30 Hörsaal C2 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-K1-03

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture course provides an introduction to the history, literature and the cultural context of Renaissance and Restoration England, starting from the period of the early Tudors (1485) through the Elizabethan and the Jacobean Age, followed by the Puritan Interregnum and ending with the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. In the twelve lecture units particular emphasis will be given to the development of drama, poetry and, selectively, of prose literature. A special focus will be on the plays of Marlowe and Shakespeare and on selected poems by Spenser, Sidney, Shakespeare, Ben Jonson, John Donne and other "Metaphysical Poets".

Assessment and permitted materials

The final (written) exam will test both the students' knowledge of the subject matters presented during the semester in class and their ability to analyse texts from the “Reading List“ in some detail; the final exam consists of a short creative essay on a given topic (about 300 words) plus a set of specific questions on authors, genres, individual works, theories, the historical background, definitions of terms etc., students will also be required to interpret (at least) one poem or a passage from a play in some detail. (The exam does not make use of a multiple choice questionnaire!!! - An example of a final exam from a previous semester can be downloaded from the e-learning platform Moodle).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

To introduce first-and second-year students of English into the political, cultural and literary history of the English Renaissance and the early Neoclassical Age; to advance students' skills in interpreting poems, plays and prose works within the given cultural and historical contexts; to familiarize students with aspects of stylistics, prosody, with theories of drama and poetry as well as with the Elizabethan world-view and the Elizabethan conception of gender roles.

Examination topics

Multi-media based teaching (PPT, internet, audio and/or video presentations of songs, plays and films) throughout, combined with interactive teaching and the use of the e-learning platform (Moodle). Further in-depth study of individual texts will be provided in tutorials by a tutor.

Reading list

The texts on the "Reading List" are considered obligatory reading (home-assignment), the “Reading List“ can be downloaded from Moodle from October; the required reading will include Marlowe’s “Doctor Faustus“, Shakespeare's "Macbeth" and "As You Like It" and a representative choice of poems and prose texts.

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612, EC 125, EC 126
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.3-302, BA08.1;
Lehrinhalt: 12-3020

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