Units of Study

ENGL3651 - Christopher Marlowe

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Liam Eagle Semler

Description

Christopher Marlowe. This study of Marlowe's poems and plays gives particular attention to their place in the crises and debates of late-sixteenth-century England. It interrogates Marlowe's ambiguous position on the borderland between heterodoxy and orthodoxy (sexual, political, religious). It examines his construction and/or subversion of an Elizabethan "other" (sodomitical, Jewish, papist, barbarian). It tracks his re-writing of Roman poetry and medieval drama, and his experiments in tragedy, comedy and the presentation of radical ideas.

Assessments

1x2000wd assignment (30%), 1x4000wd essay (70%)

Textbooks

C. Marlowe. The Complete Plays. Penguin Classics. Eds. Frank Romany and Robert Lindsey. 2003

Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Prerequisites

Credit or above in 12 senior credit points of English

Prohibitions

ENGL3922

Additional Information

This unit is available as a designated 'Advanced' unit to students enrolled in the BA (Advanced) degree program.

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