Units of Study

ENGL2640 - Shakespeare

Semester 2, 2011  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Huw Daniel Griffiths

Description

This unit is an intensive study of plays by Shakespeare in a variety of genres, particularly focusing on current critical interventions, as well as the detailed reading of Shakespeare's dramatic language. Current approaches to Shakespeare read his texts as a way of thinking about ideas of urgent concern in the twenty first century: the environment and ideas of the natural; sexuality and gender; scepticism and belief. Watching film versions of the plays will form an integral part of our study.

Assessments

1x2000wd essay (50%), 1x2-hr exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%)

Textbooks

The Norton Shakespeare, gen. ed. Stephen Greenblatt

Classes

2x1-hr lectures/week and 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 junior credit points of English

Prohibitions

ENGL2040

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