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EN5303   Renaissance Popular Culture

Academic year(s): 2019-2020

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 20

ECTS credits : 10

Level : SCQF Level 11

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: To be arranged

This module aims to build upon the themes explored in EN5304, 'Learned Culture'. Here, the emphasis is less upon rhetoric and classroom practice in the sixteenth century, and more upon Renaissance literature's engagement with a wider field of influences and practice, explored as aspects of 'the popular' in its widest sense. Themes for discussion may include: the place of the stage; popular festivity and literary form; ballads and print; jests and alehouses; drama and the city; the impact of the Reformation; and news pamphlets.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 1.5 hour seminar (x 8 weeks)

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 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 H A R Hanson
Module teaching staff: Team taught
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