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Shakespeare in Depth - ENG00091I

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  • Department: English and Related Literature
  • Module co-ordinator: Prof. Kevin Killeen
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2022-23
    • See module specification for other years: 2021-22

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Summer Term 2022-23

Module aims

  • to introduce students to a complex and lengthy literary text, and to allow for its in-depth study
  • to introduce students to key recent criticism on a Shakespeare play, and to the crucial contexts and history of performance.
  • to enable students to study in detail questions of genre and literary tradition
  • to enable students to develop skills in group work and presentation in relation to a clearly defined thematic focus

Module learning outcomes

  • demonstrate a secure knowledge of a Shakespeare play
  • have developed an appropriate critical vocabulary to discuss the text, and be able to locate it within its historical contexts
  • demonstrate an ability to engage in close-reading of key elements of a lengthy texts, and relate that reading to larger contexts and arguments.


Task Length % of module mark
Oral presentation/seminar/exam
Team Presentation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Reassessment: 1500 word Essay
N/A 100

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Indicative reading

Shakespeare play - Arden edition

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