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The Global Renaissance

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Kevin Curran
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2016 -> 2016

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 4.00


It doesn't get much more European than the Renaissance. But is this really the case? In this course, students will discover that the literary, artistic, and scientific developments that took place in Europe between 1400 and 1700 were in fact global phenomena, the result of sustained interactions with Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Focusing on plays and poems from sixteenth and seventeenth-century England, students will explore the wide array of words, objects, characters, and plots that were global imports. We'll look at the way the literary marketplace was shaped by an interest in the foreign, the economic and imaginative links between theater and colonialism, and the challenge both Jewish and Islamic cultures of "the East" and indigenous cultures of the New World posed to forms of knowledge that were rooted in Christianity.

Exigences du cursus d'études

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