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ENGL6982: Shakespeare and Modernity

This unit explores selected works of Shakespeare in the historical context of the 20th and 21st centuries. It provides an introduction to the modern Shakespeare industry with particular focus on recent developments in theatrical performance, film, and other adaptations, and theoretical approaches. Detailed attention will be paid to both the texts of the plays and to their modern manifestations.

Code ENGL6982
Academic unit
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. develop an advanced understanding of twentieth and twenty-first century literary theory
  • LO2. hone a sophisticated understanding of Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies and their place in twentieth and twenty-first century culture
  • LO3. understand modernism and modernity in literature and their ability to recognise, evaluate and critique these characteristics
  • LO4. read, evaluate and utilise primary and secondary resources
  • LO5. strengthen critical and creative thinking and analytical skills
  • LO6. advance oral and written communication skills and develop an advanced ability to communicate with confidence and clarity
  • LO7. expand your knowledge of cultural difference and ability to recognise, respect and collaborate across cultural boundaries.
  • LO8. develop interdisciplinary thinking and digital literacy

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