30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module is designed both to explore the concept of 'the Renaissance' and to interrogate it. It examines the ways in which late medieval and early modern writers approached the Renaissance's defining project of cultural rebirth, including translation of and allusion to classical literature, and it encourages students to identify (and question) processes of periodisation and canon-formation in pre-modern texts and modern criticism alike. It also introduces students to the medieval and Renaissance discourses and practices within which these developments took place, such as manuscript circulation, printing, letter-writing, and changing notions of authorship.

Staff Contact: Jane Lowe
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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