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Course content

This course offers a broad introduction to Shakespeare, with an emphasis on the texts as well as relevant ideological, literary and theatrical contexts. Plays and Renaissance drama are central, but the sonnets are also generously represented on the syllabus.

The course also considers the reception of Shakespeare, with special emphasis on influential critical notions of the early 20th century.

Learning outcome

After completing this course you will have:

  • gained detailed knowledge of Shakespeare’s works and world
  • acquired an understanding of the relevant dramatic genres
  • gained an understanding of how Shakespeare’s texts have gained their unique position in English-speaking cultures
  • developed knowledge about the various ways in which Shakespeare and his works are regarded today

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Prerequisites

Recommended previous knowledge

The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English.

Overlapping courses

10 credits overlap with ENG2327 - Shakespeare

Teaching

Seminar, two hours per week, for 14 weeks, 28 hours in all.

Attendance is obligatory 11 out of 14 seminars. Additional absences must be justified by documentation to the exam coordinator.

Examination

The assessment of the course is based on a term paper of approximately ten pages (4000 words). The topic for the term paper will be determined by the teacher and student together.

Students are required to submit the term paper at an appointed time. Beforehand, students will be given an opportunity to submit a draft of the term paper and receive individual feedback on both the form and content of the draft.

You submit your paper in Fronter in the course's "fellesrom". Read more about submission procedures

The term paper is the basis for the grade in this course.

 

Use of sources and citation

You should familiarize yourself with the rules that apply to the use of sources and citations. If you violate the rules, you may be suspected of cheating/attempted cheating.

Language of examination

The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

The result can be found at the StudentWeb within three weeks after the exam.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

A term paper or equivalent that is passed may not be resubmitted in revised form.

If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Reports from periodic evaluations (in Norwegian)

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

This course is offered irregularly

Teaching language

English