The English Renaissance: Selfhood and Survival

Course Number: 
HSL833
LTP structure: 
3-0-0
Discipline: 
Literature
Credit: 
3.0

Pre-requisite

Course Objective

This course will cover the idea of the Renaissance in England also known as the early Modern period and focus on concepts of identity and self as became evident in the literary texts of this era. It will relate the work of art to Renaissance history and cultural politics.

Course Content

The idea of the Renaissance, the historical, political and social context The idea of the self and how it was conceived of during this period as different from previous notions The importance of the stage and theatre in Elizabethan England Shakespeare, Marlow and other dramatists Milton, John Donne and other poets
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