Special Course of English Renaissance
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Erikursus inglise kirjandusest (inglise renessansskirjandus)
Course title in English
Special Course of English Renaissance
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2022/2023 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Süvendatud teadmised inglise renessanssist; analüütiliste oskuste arendamine.
Brief description of the course
English Renaissance as a time of rise of national awareness and cultural flourishing. English and European Renaissance. Man/Male centeredness. The female/feminine, her part and image in literature. Women as muses and authors. Today’s problems in Renaissance literature (colonial policy, feminist/nature discourse, race and ethnicity, me and the world, etc.). Renaissance poetry (Spenser, Sydney). J. Lyly. Shakespeare´s Hamlet, The Tempest, Sonnetts. Malowe´s Doctor Faustus. Conclusions.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
Ability to grasp general problems of English Renaissance literature and culture, connecting them to world/European/contemporary cultural issues. base for a deeper study of later literature. Analytical skills. Motivation for further research.
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