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EN4341   Renaissance Sexualities: Rhetoric and the Body 1580 - 1660

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 30

ECTS credits : 15

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Not automatically available to General Degree students

Planned timetable: 2.00 pm Tue and 2.00 pm Thu

The Reformation and Renaissance in England saw shifts in thinking about the place of sexuality and gender in society. Changing cultural and economic conditions altered the material expression of identity in writing and on stage, while new conceptions of English religion, literary production, global standing, and political priorities informed the period's articulation of the normative and the deviant. This module will examine the representation of sexuality and gender in poems, prose and drama by men and women between 1580 and 1660, as well as the construction of Renaissance sexualities in modern and postmodern criticism and theory. (Group B)

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass EN2003 and pass EN2004

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1 lecture and 1 seminar, and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 44

Guided independent study hours: 256

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module teaching staff: Dr Harriet Archer