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ENGL3713: Shakespeare

Shakespeare is sometimes taken to be a writer with a particular capacity to represent human nature. In this unit, you will test the limits of this assumption by considering some of the following: Shakespearean inhumanity; Shakespeare's animals; Shakespeare and the natural world; Shakespearean scepticism. At the same time as considering and questioning Shakespeare's treatment of the human, you will also discover new and productive ways to read his complex figurative language. Shakespeare writes for the stage, but he does so in a very particular way. This unit will allow you to engage with how, as well as what, he writes.

Code ENGL3713
Academic unit English
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points at 2000 level including 6 credit points from English
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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ENGL2640

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand key aspects of Shakespeare's dramatic language.
  • LO2. relate Shakespeare's dramatic texts to critical aspects of his and our own contexts
  • LO3. produce (in writing or other means) cogent, evidence-based arguments that develop independent interpretations of Shakespearean language and drama.