Undergraduate Course: Shakespearean Sexualities (ENLI10133)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course will explore the construction of sexuality within Shakespearean texts, with reference to modern theoretical approaches to the study of literature, including feminist and queer theory.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||1 essay of 2,500 words (30%);
1 practical assessment (10%)
1 take-away examination essay of 3,000 words (60%)
|No Exam Information
| Students will be encouraged to examine the way in which gender roles were conceptualised during the Renaissance (that is, what did it mean to be 'masculine' or 'feminine'),focusing especially on the expression, or repression, of sexual desire. Students will examine heterosexual, homosexual and homosocial relationships and learn to explore the relevance of these categories to Shakespearean texts. Students will also be asked to consider how issues of race and/or nationality intersect with the construction of gender and sexuality.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Numbers are limited and students taking degrees not involving English or Scottish literature need the written approval of the head of English Literature.
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||Seminar: 2 hours a week for 10 weeks
plus 1 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s): attendance for one hour a week at Autonomous Learning Group at time to be arranged.
|Keywords||ENLI10133 Shakespearean Sexualities
|Course organiser||Dr Suzanne Trill
Tel: (0131 6)50 4291
|Course secretary||Ms June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620