English Literatures from 1550

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LEL008P05
Vaknaam English Literatures from 1550
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II a
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Uitgebreide vaknaam English Literatures from 1550: Periods and Contexts
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students have the independent ability to:
1. explain the relationship of key English literary works to the socio-cultural contexts in which they emerged;
2. outline the contribution of biblical and classical (Greek and Latin) texts to English literature;
3. discuss the role of intertextuality in literature;
4. employ university standard primary and secondary sources relating to English, biblical and Classical literature;
5. communicate what they have learned in academic English;
6. read, research and assess English texts in an increasingly independent manner (by comparison with the working methods of the introductory literature courses).
Omschrijving This course focuses on the importance of cultural background for the understanding of texts. It has two main components: (a) an outline of the characteristics of different literary periods, giving students an overview of literature written since 1550; (b) an introduction to some of the biblical and classical (Greek and Latin) backgrounds of literature in English. Students are encouraged to read literary works in terms of their cultural backgrounds and their intertextual relationships. (Biblical and classical texts on the course are in English.)
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(1 uur hoorcollege, 3 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm schriftelijk tentamen, schriftelijke opdracht(en)
(schriftelijk digitaal 3 uur)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator Dr. D.M. Ashford
Docent(en) Dr. D.M. Ashford , M.R. MacVeagh, PhD. , A.G.J.C. Williams, MA.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Norton Anthology of English Literature Tenth edition. W.W. Norton & Co., 2018, Package 1 Stephen Greenblatt et al. eds. 978-0-393-60312-5 ca. €  49,00
The Norton Anthology of English Literature Tenth edition. W.W. Norton & Co., 2018, Package 2 Stephen Greenblatt et al. eds. 978-0-393-60313-2 ca. €  50,00
Ask the Dust (1939, any edition) John Fante 978-0060822552 €  8,70
Entreevoorwaarden None
Opmerkingen This module can be taken as an elective and/or Open Course Unit. If the course fills, students who major in English take precedence.
This course is not open to students of English who started before September 2016.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 1 semester II a intr
Ba English Language and Culture 1 semester II a verplicht
Ba Open colleges Letteren - semester II a keuze