30 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module investigates what words meant in early modern England ¿ not merely to social and intellectual elites (though they are certainly part of the mix) but also ordinary men and women. In doing so, it encourages you to reflect on the implications of these meanings ¿ and their changes and continuities over time ¿ for social attitudes, relationships, and practices. Working at the intersection of social, literary and intellectual history, you¿ll explore diverse primary material - including diaries, court records, and printed texts - as you delve into different techniques for analysing language and meaning.

Teaching Methods: Seminars, Tutorials, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work, Practical

Information on the department responsible for this unit (History):

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