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ENGL 4498 Shakespeare and Marlowe (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

A comparative study of these two early modern writers with a focus on ways in which biographical narratives are often enlisted to explain and manage the interpretation of their works. In addition to reading recent biographies of Shakespeare by Stephen Greenblatt and of Marlowe by David Riggs, we will explore both problem dramas and erotic poems that teachers and editors have found to be sources of extraordinary self-revelation and sometimes of embarrassment. There will also be a component of the course that involves modest training in research.


Instructor(s): Dayton Haskin

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Fulfills the pre-1700 requirement.


Last Updated: 07-Dec-13