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Fall 2017
Jan 20, 2018
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ENGL 464 - Sr. Sem: Shakespeare
Shakespeare, or What You Will: Students will collaborate with the instructor on the content of this course which is open to a wide range of Shakespeare-related topics.  Applicants are asked to meet in person and/or virtually with the instructor during the spring 2017 semester to help develop the syllabus, which will be based on the interests of all the participants.  Some possible topics for study include: literary or popular re-writings of Shakespeare’s plays, Shakespeare in performance, the authorship controversy, Shakespeare biography, creative projects based on Shakespeare, literary theoretical approaches to Shakespeare (genre, race, gender, queer, historicist, psychoanalytic, material culture, etc.), translation of Shakespeare, Shakespeare and law, etc.  We will begin the semester by reading one of Shakespeare’s plays and consider it within the context of other cultural texts from the early modern period; this historicist grounding will sharpen our consideration of subsequent engagements with Shakespeare’s work in different historical and cultural contexts.  In the course of the semester, students will learn research skills from a library instruction, provide readings for the syllabus, make presentations of their project in class, and produce a substantial final project which could take the shape of a long essay, a video, a performance, a screen/play, a poem, prose fiction, graphic novel... 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

English Department

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