Units of Study
ENGL3651 - Christopher Marlowe
Semester 2, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Liam Eagle Semler
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.
1x2000wd assignment (30%), 1x4000wd essay (70%)
C. Marlowe. The Complete Plays. Penguin Classics. Eds. Frank Romany and Robert Lindsey. 2003
Credit or above in 12 senior credit points of English
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