School of English and Drama

Renaissance Literary Culture I

Module code: ESH267A

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Tuesday 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 3 pm

Contact: Prof Claire Preston
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

The period c. 1547-1600 is part of the `early modern┬┐: it is the beginning of modern philosophical, political and scientific thought and conceptions of the individual and society. It includes the Renaissance, a term which refers to the rebirth of classical civilization and the flourishing of arts and literature. This module will introduce this time of extraordinary cultural change and conflict through close reading of important authors including Wyatt, Marlowe, Sidney, Jonson, and Donne. It also offers the foundations for advanced study of early modern literature.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 5