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ENGL3027 Shakespeare

20 creditsClass Size: 110

For full module descriptions of our level 2 and 3 undergraduate modules (including details of preparatory reading, texts for purchase and required unassessed work) please see the Undergraduate Module Handbook in the English Organisation on the VLE.

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Module manager: Dr Jane Rickard
Email: j.rickard@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

Grade B at 'A' Level in English Language or Literature or equivalent or an achieved mark of 56 or above in a Level 1 module in English.

PLEASE NOTE:- This module is restricted to Level 3 students and visiting students.

This module is mutually exclusive with

ENGL3017Shakespeare

Module replaces

ENGL3017

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

This module offers students the chance to read a significant number of Shakespeare's plays, and to explore a variety of critical approaches to them. Eight plays in all are studied, chosen to reflect the variety of Shakespeare's output across the full range of genres and the full chronological extent of his career. We read two history plays, two comedies, three tragedies and one of the late 'romances'. These are grouped into sequences designed to highlight significant contrasts and continuities within Shakespeare's output, in terms of their stagecraft, style, and thematic content. The aim of the lectures will be to draw out the many kinds of attention that can be brought to the plays: as texts, as scripts for performance, as works produced within a specific historical context, and as the objects of very different kinds of critical appropriation.

Objectives

The purpose of this module is to encourage students to think carefully about a representative range of Shakespeare's plays; to develop their critical understanding of the texts and to explore the social, intellectual and cultural contexts in which they were produced.

Learning outcomes
Skills outcomes and Graduate Attributes

In terms of Academic Excellence this module develops critical thinking, flexibility of thought and analytical skills. It supports and develops the ability to work autonomously, initiative, planning and organisational skills. Students will learn to analyse information, synthesise views and make connections; students will be critically aware of, and be informed by, current knowledge; and will develop research skills. In short:

- Skills for effective communication, oral and written.
- Capacity to analyse and critically examine diverse forms of discourse.
- Ability to acquire quantities of complex information of diverse kinds in a structured and systematic way.
- Capacity for independent thought and judgement.
- Critical reasoning.
- Research skills, including information retrieval skills, the organisation of material, and the evaluation of its importance.
- IT skills.
- Time management and organisational skills.
- Independent learning.

Skills outcomes
Skills for effective communication, oral and written.
Capacity to analyse and critically examine diverse forms of discourse.
Ability to acquire quantities of complex information of diverse kinds in a structured and systematic way.
Capacity for independent thought and judgement.
Critical reasoning.
Research skills, including information retrieval skills, the organisation of material, and the evaluation of its importance.
IT skills.
Time management and organisational skills.
Independent learning.
Time management and organisational skills.
Independent learning.


Syllabus

This module offers students the chance to read a significant number of Shakespear's plays, and to explore a variety of critical approaches to them. Eight plays in all are studied, chosen to reflect the variety of Shakespeare’s output across the full range of genres and the full chronological extent of his career. We read two history plays, two comedies, three tragedies and one of the late 'romances'. These are grouped into sequences designed to highlight significant contrasts and continuities within Shakespeare's output, in terms of their stagecraft, style, and thematic content. The aim of the lectures will be to draw out the many kinds of attention that can be brought to the plays: as texts, as scripts for performance, as works produced within a specific historical context, and as the objects of very different kinds of critical appropriation.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture221.0022.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours168.00
Total Contact hours32.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Reading, seminar preparation and essay writing

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Contribution to seminars.

Submission of assessed essay.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1,700 word essay. Students must submit/sit and pass all elements of assessment. Students who fail any element (even as a result of penalties)) will have to resit the failed element in order to pass the module.33.30
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)33.30

Students must submit/sit and pass all elements of assessment. Students who fail any element (even as a result of penalties)) will have to resit the failed element in order to pass the module.


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)3 hr 00 mins66.70
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)66.70

Students must submit/sit and pass all elements of assessment. Students who fail any element (even as a result of penalties)) will have to resit the failed element in order to pass the module.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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