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EN979 - Eighteenth-Century & Romantic Theatre (1737-1832)

  • Module code: EN979
  • Module name: Eighteenth-Century & Romantic Theatre (1737-1832)
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 45

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module sets out to assess the literary and cultural impact of theatre across the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Understanding the cultural and literary life of this period is simply not possible without a firm grasp of the theatre and the manner in which its discursive modes permeated other spheres of Georgian life, for example, its politics, political writing, courts, newspapers, and its burgeoning review culture. Theatre was as much a part of the development of the public sphere as the coffee-house.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module the student should be able to: assess the importnace of the theatre to British cultural life in the eighteenth-century and early nineteenth centuries; account for the evolution of various dramatic generic modes across the period; situate key literary texts in their political and historical context.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 hour weekly seminar

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
45 CATS (Module code: EN979-45)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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