After Elizabeth Literature and Culture in England 1600-1625 (EAS3123)

30 credits

In 1603, after the death of Queen Elizabeth, the English people welcomed a new monarch for the first time in over forty years.This transition had a profound effect on the nation’s writers. As James I’s reign progressed, we can identify new kinds of writing, and bold new approaches to existing kinds. This became one of the most fertile eras in the history of English literature. 

On completion of this module, you will be able to appreciate the literary and cultural history of the early seventeenth century. You will have an understanding of the literary styles and genres of the English Renaissance, and of how literature engaged with cultural and political change.