(LO1) Acquire, develop, and demonstrate knowledge of the literary culture and history of the Shakespearean 'offshoot' (its writers, its forms, its issues) throughout the twentieth century and to the present.
(LO2) Acquire, develop, and demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the relationship between Shakespeare's works and their twentieth-century 'offshoots' through recognition of the intertextual and interpretative dialogues going on between them.
(LO3) Recognise this literature’s relationship to Shakespeare's life and works, and the broader social and political concerns surrounding creative and imaginative reworkings of them (e.g. in terms of gender, race, sexuality, nation, and questions of low or popular versus high culture).
(LO4) Analyse and discuss a range of texts (fiction, drama, poetry) in terms of their literary style, significance, and contexts, putting into practice advanced skills in textual analysis, critical reading, and writing.
(LO5) Research, read, and think both independently and sensitively about the works studied at a specialised level.
(LO6) Evaluate and communicate both your own and others’ ideas.
(S1) Written communication skills (style & argument, presentation & referencing)
(S2) Oral communication skills (speaking, listening, arguing, persuading)
(S3) Critical thinking and analytical skills
(S4) Project planning & development
(S5) Time management, discipline, & organisation
(S6) Team working & co-operating/communicating with others
(S7) Research skills (including identification and use of Library resources, and accessing online databases/research tools)
(S8) IT skills (including word processing and the use of online resources and electronic media)