The aim of the course is to introduce students to the range of Shakespeare’s drama through the analysis of representative plays taking into consideration the historical, social and theatrical context of the Renaissance society.
The course investigates how the city of London was portrayed in a variety of texts produced from the sixteenth to the late twentiethcenturies. The course examines London in its textual, historical and geographical manifestations and is neither confined to a single period nor is it a genre course.
The course examines travel, exploration and wandering in “new worlds” as well as in Europe during the long eighteenth century, an era of great geographical expansion and major political, social and aesthetic changes in Britain.
By focusing on the fascination, anxiety and resistance that characterizes the Romantic understanding of Greece, this course will introduce students to Romantic Hellenism through an encounter with a range of writers across many genres, poetry, fiction, essays and travel writing.
This course examines representative texts by the sixteenth-century writer Christopher Marlowe, three plays,The Jew of Malta, Doctor Faustus and Edward II, and the erotic epyllion Hero and Leander. Students will read the texts closely and intensively, exploring Marlowe's relentless critique of the dominant discourse, involving state power, class conflict and sexual desire.
The course is divided in two parts: the first part briefly introduces students to the elements of poetry, while the second is a survey of English poetry from the early modern period (16th century) to the late 20th century, stressing the evolution of literary conventions, as well as connecting the representative poems chosen for study to specific cultural and sociopolitical events.
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