Units of Study

ENGL2658 - Love and Desire in Early Modern England

Semester 1, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Huw Daniel Griffiths


This unit looks at the languages used to investigate love and desire in the early modern period. This will involve reading texts by Shakespeare and other canonical writers that students might not be so familiar with. Students will be encouraged to discover relationships between emotion, poetic language, rhetoric and sexuality and to entertain the idea that desire is political and that politics are sexualised.


Participation (10%), 1x1000wd short essay (20%), 1x2000wd long essay (30%) and 1x1500wd take home exam (40%)


Broadview Anthology of British Literature Vol. 2: The Renaissance and Early Seventeenth Century
Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. Ed. Levenson (OUP, 2008)


2x1-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 junior credit points in English

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