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Highlights

Women in Renaissance Drama: Lady Anne Clifford and Cleopatra at Knole

Talk and Performance

Monday 23 June, 7-8.30pm

Adult £10, concessions £8. 

Book on: 01732 450 175 or at 
http://www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk/whats-on/23-Jun-2014/

Although in the public playhouses of Shakespeare’s time female roles were played by boys, awareness is growing of the participation of women themselves in early modern drama. Much of this took place at great country houses like Knole in Kent, home of Lady Anne Clifford. Come and hear lecturers from University College London explore Clifford's connection with Samuel Daniel's Tragedie of Cleopatra, while actors recreate scenes from the play.

Core Course

Early Modern Exchanges: Methods, Histories, Cultures

Code: ARTFGEO1
Value: 30 credits
Tutor: Taught by a variety of tutors (changes year on year)
Time & Location: Wednesdays, 12am - 2pm, B30, 25 Gordon Square (except weeks 4 and 5 in Term 2)
Assessment:
The first term is assessed through a 4000 word annotated bibliography / literature review defining a subject area that will become the focus of the dissertation. The second term will be assessed by one 4000 word essay.

Module Description: The first term is devoted to deepening students' understanding of this crucial period and enhancing their research skills, developing critical, conceptual and historiographical awareness, alongside paleography, bibliography and book history skills. This will enhance students' ability to work with early modern images, material culture and historical sources. This term will provide training in skills critical for research, enabling students to work with manuscripts, early printed books, letters, state papers and so on as well as  introducing research methodologies relevant to the object of study (text, image, object or historical source).

In the second term students examine a variety of early modern European literatures, histories and cultures and think about the range and diversity of approaches, methodologies and subjects crucial to an understanding of the early modern world.

In addition students take two options in each term or two options over both terms (worth 15 or 30 credits each to a total of 60 credits), as well as doing a 18,000 word dissertation (90 credits).

Course Options

Archaeology

Art History

History

Languages

Literature

Medieval Options

There are a vast array of complementary Medieval Options available offered through the Medieval and Renaissance Studies MA programme. They are subject to availability and at the discretion of the convenor and course tutors.