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EN4346   The Early Tudors: Literature and Reformation

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: 10.00 am Tue and Thu

This module explores poetry, prose and drama from the reign of Henry VIII through to the early years of Elizabeth I's rule. It will examine the remodelling of literary forms in a period of religious and political 'reformation', combining broad cultural and historical perspectives with in-depth textual analysis. Key texts include: More's Utopia; the poetry of Wyatt, Surrey and Skelton; early sixteenth-century religious verse; and the allegorical drama Everyman. Students will have the opportunity to write on the reception of this period in film, novels, the visual arts, etc. (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: 2 x 1-hour seminars, and 2 optional consultative hours.

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 278

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 50%, Coursework = 50%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 50%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 50%

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


Module teaching staff: Dr Alex Davis (ALD3)