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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : English Literature

Undergraduate Course: Shakespeare: Modes and Genres (ENLI10119)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummarySince the appearance of the First Folio in 1623 - with its divisions of the plays into comedies, tragedies, and histories - a discussion of genre has been central to critical debates about Shakespeare, and it remains an influential approach to an understanding of his work. The course will question the usefulness of these generic classifications, and ask to what extent an awareness of the specific conventions of genre can help to explain the structure of a play and the actions of its protagonists. At the same time, the course will examine the fluidity of generic boundaries, and the originality of Shakespeare's exploitation of them.
Course description Introduction: Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream
Comedy I: The Merchant of Venice
Comedy II: Twelfth Night
Comedy III: Measure for Measure
Tragedy I: Hamlet
Tragedy II: King Lear
Tragedy III: Antony and Cleopatra
History I: Richard II
History II: Henry IV Part One & Two
Romance: The Tempest
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: ( English Literature 1 (ENLI08001) OR Scottish Literature 1 (ENLI08016)) AND ( English Literature 2 (ENLI08003) OR Scottish Literature 2 (ENLI08004)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Essential course texts
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisites A MINIMUM of 4 college/university level literature courses at grade B or above (should include no more than one introductory level literature course). Related courses such as civilisation or other interdisciplinary classes, Freshman Year Seminars or composition/creative writing classes/workshops are not considered for admission to this course. Applicants should also note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission. In making admissions decisions preference will be given to students who achieve above the minimum requirement with the typical visiting student admitted to this course having 4 literature classes at grade A.

** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  30
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Other Study Hours 10, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 166 )
Additional Information (Learning and Teaching) One hour per week Autonomous Learning Group
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Standard model:
2500 word coursework essay (40%) submitted mid-semester
+ 3000 word final essay submitted at end of semester / in exam period (60%).

OR: Alternative model: alternative coursework assessment (40%)
+ 3000 word final essay submitted at end of semester / in exam period (60%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Students who successfully complete the course will be equipped to recognise how an awareness of the specific conventions of genre can help to explain the structure of a play and the actions of its protagonists.
  2. At the same time, they will learn to examine the fluidity of generic boundaries, and the originality of Shakespeare's exploitation of them.
Reading List
Introduction: Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night's Dream
Comedy I: The Merchant of Venice
Comedy II: Twelfth Night
Comedy III: Measure for Measure
Tragedy I: Hamlet
Tragedy II: King Lear
Tragedy III: Antony and Cleopatra
History I: Richard II
History II: Henry IV Part One & Two
Romance: The Tempest
Additional Information
Course URL https://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/english-literature/undergraduate/current/honours
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements 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 hour(s) per week for 10 week(s). Plus 1 hour a week attendance at Autonomous Learning Group - times to be arranged
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr David Salter
Tel: (0131 6)50 3055
Email: David.Salter@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
Email: hope.hamilton@ed.ac.uk
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