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Shakespeare - ENG00083M

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  • Department: English and Related Literature
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Brian Cummings
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Autumn Term 2022-23

Module aims

The Aims of this module are to gain a substantial overview of Shakespeare Studies, in relation to the history of English Literature as a discipline and also to the cultural history of the Renaissance. Students will be trained in the history of Shakespeare studies from its formation in the 18th century to the present day, in relation to a wide range of play texts and poems.

Module learning outcomes

The Objectives of this module will be that by the end you should be able to demonstrate:

knowledge of the major genres in which Shakespeare wrote.

knowledge of the textual history of Shakespeare.

knowledge of the stage and theatre companies in Shakespeares time.

understanding of the place of Shakespeare in the humanities, in the cultural history of the Renaissance, and in the discipline of English.


Task Length % of module mark
4500 word essay
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
4500 word essay
N/A 100

Module feedback

For more information about the feedback you will receive for your work, see section 12 of the department's Guide to Assessment (PDF , 1,244kb).

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