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EN5302   Shakespeare and Textual Culture

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged

This module offers students a thorough grounding in the palaeographical and bibliographical skills required to study Renaissance literature (with an introduction to electronic resources), in tandem with an investigation of contemporary readings of the textual culture of the period. Themes for discussion may include: the relationship between manuscript, orality and print in the early modern period; theories of authorship; the relationship between performance and playtext in the Renaissance theatre; editorial theory.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5 hour seminar (x 5 weeks), 2 hour palaeography workshop (x5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 18

Guided independent study hours: 179

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100% (broken down into 50% essay and 50% palaeography exercise)

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

Re-assessment: One new submission equivalent in length and nature to the failed piece of coursework.  The piece submitted for reassessment must be entirely new work.


Module coordinator: Dr M Connolly
Module teaching staff: Team taught