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EN5304   Learned Culture: Rhetoric, Politics and Identity

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 investigates the learned culture of Renaissance England, with a particular focus on the teaching of rhetoric in the grammar school classroom and its relevance to the literary production of the period. Topics covered may include: figures of speech; rhetoric and gender; the controversial plot; counsel and polemic; and the politics of Renaissance humanism.

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 M C Augustine
Module teaching staff: Team taught
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