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DUTC4203 - Dutch Renaissance and Golden Age Literature

Value: 1.0 course unit
Tutor:
Professor Theo Hermans
Teaching structure:
Assessment:
two 3000 word coursework essays (70%); and one oral presentation (30%).


Module Description:

The module consists of two parts and is organised around a number of seventeenth-century key texts. Part one considers (a) the emergence and development of new literary forms and conventions in poetry, with reference to sonnets and emblem books, and (b) prose accounts of overseas travel and the images of others and self they convey. Part two focuses on the ideological and political context of the drama of Hooft and Vondel, with reference to major plays.