(LO1) By completion of the module, students should be able:To demonstrate a critical understanding of a range of Shakespeare plays, in relation to the works of a number of other Renaissance and eighteenth-century dramatists, writers, and texts
(LO2) To address Shakespearean drama within a variety of contexts: literary and theatrical, critical and cultural
(LO3) To assess Shakespeare's art as a dramatist in relation to sources and the works of other dramatists, and to examine the adaptation of Shakespere's plays in the Restoration and the eighteenth century
(LO4) To demonstrate an understanding of some of the critical and interpretive debates concerning Shakespeare in performance and adaptation, especially in the Restoration and the eighteenth century
(LO5) To demonstrate an informed critical engagement with some of the relevant literary, cultural and historical contexts of the plays and writings examined
(LO6) To put into practice advanced skills in textual analysis, critical reading, and writing
(LO7) To research, read, and think both independently and sensitively about the works studied at a more specialised level
(LO8) To evaluate and communicate effectively both their own and others’ ideas
(LO9) To demonstrate an enhanced ability to read and engage critically with literary and, where relevant, historical and cultural sources for both the Renaissance and eighteenth-century periods.
(LO10) To demonstrate an enhanced understanding of literary history and of some related aspects of cultural and social history over the course of the Renaissance and eighteenth-century periods.
(LO11) To demonstrate an ability to evaluate critically advanced scholarship and research of the Renaissance and eighteenth-century periods.
(S1) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Academic writing (inc. referencing skills)
(S2) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis
(S3) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Presentation skills – oral
(S4) Communication (oral, written and visual) - Listening skills
(S5) Information skills - Critical reading
(S6) Research skills - All Information skills
(S7) Skills in using technology - Using common applications (work processing, databases, spreadsheets etc.)
(S8) Research skills - Awareness of /commitment to academic integrity