SHAKESPEARE AND CONTEMPORARIES

ENG3SAC

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will provide a broad study of various forms of tragedy and tragi-comedy in Shakespeare and in the drama of his age. Playwrights other than Shakespeare, such as Marlowe, Middleton and Rowley, will also be considered. Discussion of these plays will underpinned by some attention to their historical context, their importance to contemporary cultural consciousness and to current critical approaches.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMike Nolan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have completed 15 credit points of second-year English (ENG2%) or with co-ordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects ENG2SAC

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsDoctor FaustusPrescribedMarlowe, C.OXFORD
ReadingsHamletPrescribedShakespeare, W.PENGUIN
ReadingsMacbethPrescribedShakespeare, W.OXFORD
ReadingsMeasure for measurePrescribedShakespeare, W.PENGUIN
ReadingsThree Jacobean TragediesPrescribedSalgado, (ed.)PENGUIN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Ability to articulate an understanding and appreciation of critical and textual matters

Activities:
Providing tutorial experiences which enable each student to question, debate, explore
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Speaking (Speaking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

02. Ability to develop and utilize a coherent critical framework

Activities:
Topic specific readings provided in tutorials and lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

03. Ability to initiate and engage productively in research activities and to display an awareness of relevant critical and theoretical paradigms

Activities:
On line tasks, formalised tutorial preparation, essay preparation
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

04. Ability to respond positively in group situations and to contribute effectively to group outcomes

Activities:
Workshop activities in tutorials
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Writing (Writing)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)

05. Appreciation of and facility with a range of communication strategies

Activities:
On line materials, use of on line discussion sessions
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Writing (Writing)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

06. Developed critical appreciation of issues and concerns associated with Early Modern texts and the ability to create effective and informed written analysis

Activities:
Lectures, supplementary on line material, written responses, extension activities.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

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