In-depth study of a period in English literature

lgerm2722  2020-2021  Louvain-la-Neuve

In-depth study of a period in English literature
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information below is subject to change, in particular that concerning the teaching mode (presential, distance or in a comodal or hybrid format).
5 credits
22.5 h
Q1
Teacher(s)
Language
English
Aims

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Students having completed all course requirements
- will have an advanced understanding of the multiple connections between language, dialect, nation and other social structures, as well as of the ways in which such links are represented in a range of English literary texts (including their translations or film adaptations) ;
- will master the terminology and the concepts - borrowed mainly from narratology, translation studies, sociolinguistics and postcolonial studies - needed for a critical discussion of the above-mentioned phenomena ;
- will have deepened their analytical skills as well as their understanding of the history of the various Anglophone literatures in a world that is increasingly characterised by mobility, globalisation and interculturality counterbalancing the forces of nationalist ideologies ;
- will also have honed their linguistic skills.
Students must be able to formulate their analyses in adequate English, showing a degree of proficiency that is worthy of a Master's degree.
 
Content
This course approaches Shakespeare mainly from a historical and philological perspective. Was Shakespeare a creator and defender of the Tudor myth and its establishment of a strong central authority and social stability? Or did he sympathize with the rebel? How does he use and transform medieval and renaissance stage traditions, and create his own? What has been the response to his drama since his death in 1616?
Teaching methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Formal lectures, making use of slides and extracts from DVDs.
Evaluation methods

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the information in this section is particularly likely to change.

Written exam, including extracts for discussion that have not been dealt with explicitly in the classroom.
Bibliography
  • King Lear dans la Norton Anthology.
  • Othello et A Midsummer Night's Dream aux éditions The Oxford World's Classics.
Faculty or entity
Force majeure
Teaching methods
Following the 'Covid' restrictions imposed by the government, the second half of the lessons will take place via MS Teams.
Evaluation methods
Taking into account the ‘Covid’ context and the new measures imposed by the government, the above-mentioned written exam will be replaced with an oral exam via MS Teams. Detailed instructions for this exam will be announced on ‘Moodle.’
Other information
New restrictions imposed by the authorities, or a student’s duly motivated inability to take part in the exam, may make it necessary, on the basis of ‘force majeure,’ to adapt the method of assessment.


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Credits
Prerequisites
Aims
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