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ENGL 8850 Seminar: Critical Approaches to Shakespeare (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will survey a range of critical approaches to Shakespeare's Jacobean plays. Plays to be read may include Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, Othello, Coriolanus, Antony and Cleopatra, The Winter's Tale, and The Tempest. Each week students will be responsible for reading a play and several critical articles illustrating different approaches to it. We will discuss the presuppositions behind and implications of new critical, post structuralist, psychoanalytic, marxist, feminist, queer, postcolonial, new historical/materialist, and other approaches to these plays. Requirements include a short paper, and a final research paper.


Instructor(s): Mary Crane

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13