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DUTC4203 - Dutch Renaissance and Golden Age Literature
Value: 1.0 course unit
Tutor: Professor Theo Hermans
Assessment: two 3000 word coursework essays (70%); and one oral presentation (30%).
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 focusses on the ideological and political context of the drama of Hooft and Vondel, with reference to major plays.