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Shakespeare - ENGL2640

Year - 2019

This unit is an intensive study of plays by Shakespeare in a variety of genres, particularly focusing on current critical interventions, as well as the detailed reading of Shakespeare's dramatic language. Current approaches to Shakespeare read his texts as a way of thinking about ideas of urgent concern in the twenty first century: the environment and ideas of the natural; sexuality and gender; scepticism and belief. Watching film versions of the plays will form an integral part of our study.

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

1x500wd metaphor exercise (20%), 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%)


12 credit points at 1000 level in English.




Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 1

25 Feb 2019

Department/School: English
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2019
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
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