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Explication de textes : George Etherege's The Man of Mode

Explication de texte : George Etherege's The Man of Mode

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

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

Période de validité: 2018 -> 2018

Pas d'horaire défini.


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

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 3.00, 4.00


George Etherege's The Man of Mode (1676) is one of the most well-known Restoration comedies: a genre of plays that flourished after the restoration of King Charles II to the English throne in 1660, and whose influence has continued to be felt in the works of Richard Sheridan, Oscar Wilde, and PG Wodehouse, among others. During this course we will first undertake an act by act close reading of the play, focusing on the representation of certain stock characters, such as 'the rake' and 'the fop', before moving on to a broader analysis of the play as a whole and discussion of the wider themes in the play.

In following this course, you will have the opportunity to explore the dramatic literature of the late seventeenth century through the close and detailed analysis of one key text, thereby expanding not only your knowledge of this important period in literary history, but also your own analytic skills. By the end of the course, you will be able to write an argument-based essay on the play, using specific textual examples from the text to support your argument.


You will need a copy of *The Man of Mode* to follow the course.

Copies of the play are available at Books Books Books, Rue Jean-Louis Galliard 2, Lausanne and cost 15 francs.

If you prefer to purchase the book yourself online, please make sure you buy the 2007 New Mermaids edition, edited by John Barnard. ISBN 978-0-7136-8193-2

Exigences du cursus d'études

Successful completion of first year of BA.

Informations supplémentaires


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