ENG4367 – Shakespeare
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
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.
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
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If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.
Recommended previous knowledge
The course assumes a good proficiency in written and oral English.
10 credits overlap with ENG2327 – Shakespeare
Seminar, two hours per week, for 14 weeks, 28 hours in all.
- Attendance is obligatory 11 out of 14 seminars. Read more about rules concerning valid excuses and how to apply for approved absences or postponements here. Please note that absence exceeding 50 % of all seminars may not be approved, regardless of any excuses.
All obligatory activities must be approved in the same semester. All obligatory attendance and assignments are only valid the semester you attend the course.
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.
The term paper is the basis for the grade in this course.
Submit assignments in Inspera
You submit your assignment in the digital examination system Inspera. Read about how to submit assignments in Inspera.
Use of sources and citation
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
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
You must do all obligatory activities, including attendance, in this course again if you want to qualify to re-take the exam. Admission depends on capacity.
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.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.