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EL2097 - Remaking Shakespeare

[Offered in odd-numbered years]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

This subject is a hands-on introduction to William Shakespeare and his dynamic role in our cultures and societies - from the sixteenth century to today. It will explore how Shakespeare has shaped us and how we continue to 'remake' Shakespeare through learning, performance, and adaptations. Students will learn how to engage with and critically analyse Shakespeare's sonnets and plays, as well as theatrical productions, films, and creative adaptations. The subject delves into Shakespeare's early modern historical and theatrical context as well as his relevance across changing societies and cultures. Students will have the opportunity to complete creative assessment to build digital literacy skills, including blogs/vlogs, podcasts, and creative responses to theatre/film. This subject encourages students to explore the role of Shakespeare in our culture, and the role of our cultures and societies in remaking Shakespeare.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate critical thinking and close reading skills in analysis of literary and dramatic texts;
  • investigate and analyse texts within both their historical contexts and changing sociocultural contexts;
  • evaluate and critique the adaptation of Shakespearean texts across diverse media;
  • integrate critical and creative knowledge and formulate arguments clearly and effectively in oral, digital and written communication.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > Tutorial attendance and participation - (20%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Essays - (50%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (30%).
It is highly recommended that students have completed EL1008 and EL1009 before enrolling in this subject.
Prerequisites: 12 CREDIT POINTS OF LEVEL 1

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.