SEL3055: Chaucer, Shakespeare and the Book of the Future
'Chaucer, Shakespeare and the Book of the Future' is ATNU's flagship third year module currently being taught in SELLL by James Cummings and Tiago Sousa Garcia. The module offers a different perspective on the medieval and early modern periods of English literature by focusing on the technologies of text production (manuscript, print and digital) and their effects on the survival, transmission and analysis of texts from these periods. The curriculum is anchored around Chaucer's House of Fame and Shakespeare's Hamlet, but covers other, lesser know authors and works such as The Book of Margerie Kempe, The Paston Letters, the poetry of John Taylor and the personal writings of Ann Fanshawe and Ann Halkett. These texts are studied from a material perspective that puts special emphasis on their survival and the shaping that successive technologies has had in their reception and reading.
You can read more about 'Chaucer, Shakespeare and the Book of the Future' in the module page.