30030 - English Literature 1 (LM)

Course Unit Page

Academic Year 2019/2020

Course contents

Postgraduate English Literature ourse, 2019-20 (9 cfu)

Green and blue Shakespeare: Ecological approaches to early modern literature and drama

Readings/Bibliography

Primary texts

William Shakespeare, As You Like It

Twelfth Night

The Tempest

The Winter’s Tale

Other texts will be available online in the University web page concerning this course.

Secondary texts

Gabriel Egan, Green Shakespeare: From Ecopolitics to Ecocriticism. New York: Routledge, 2006.

Dan Brayton, Shakespeare’s Ocean : An Ecocritical Exploration. University of Virginia Press, 2012.

Other critical and historical material will be available online in the University web page concerning this course.

Teaching methods

Lectures; reading of primary and secondary texts; class discussions including student presentations; viewing of video and digital material.

Assessment methods

Essay and oral exam

Teaching tools

Video and digital material.

Office hours

See the website of Keir Douglas Elam