Students who have completed this course will be capable of analysing complex medieval and early modern literary texts, and have an understanding of the interconnections between these texts and their broader contexts. They are capable of reporting on their reading experience in written English, while showing their grasp of the historical perspective. In order to achieve this goal, student attendance is compulsory.|
Overview of English literature from the early Middle Ages (449) to the death of Charles I (1649), within the context of a range of socio-cultural, historical and intellectual developments. A selection of Medieval texts such as "Beowulf", and "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight", as well as texts by Shakespeare, Philip Sidney, Christopher Marlowe, John Donne, Ben Jonson and others will be read. The texts will be discussed in relation to their immediate contexts and, in this way, a picture will be created of their complex interconnection.|
Early Exit option for international exchange students (5 ECTS)
Exchange students who are required to return to their home university before January, are allowed to choose an Early Exit option for this course. The Early Exit option means that students can finish the course before Christmas break, receiving 5 ECTS for the course. Students must make arrangements with the course coordinator at the start of the course.