SEL3368 : Shakespeare and Elizabethan Tragedy
- Offered for Year: 2017/18
- Module Leader(s): Professor Michael Pincombe
- Owning School: English Lit, Language & Linguistics
- Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||20|
• to expand the experience and knowledge of Elizabethan tragedy
• to develop a more sophisticated understanding of the ‘theory of genre’
• to develop a more energetic competence in structural and thematic analysis
• to explore and evaluate the critical process more generally
Outline Of Syllabus
We will generally study 6 plays: 3 by Shakespeare and 3 by other writers. Themes may vary slightly from year to year, but they will all be selected on the basis of their centrality to an understanding of Elizabethan tragedy as a genre.
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||12||1:00||12:00||N/A|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Workshops||12||2:00||24:00||N/A|
|Guided Independent Study||Student-led group activity||12||1:00||12:00||These are the 'study-group' sessions.|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||152||1:00||152:00||These are the hours individuals devote to reading, research, revision.|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
The first six weeks will be devoted to the intensive study of a single play each week; the second six weeks will go over the same six plays but with the aim of developing thematic and structural connections across the mini-corpus.
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
|Oral Presentation||10||2||M||10||This is a study-group presentation with a group mark|
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
At the end of the first half of the course, students will write an essay on two of the plays they have studied. This is to get them to put their thoughts down in writing; and also to give them some feedback on their comprehension of the module. The final examination allows them build on this experience and hopefully do even better. The study-group presentation helps them to work as a group and to practice social discipline.