Units of Study

ENGL2640 - Shakespeare

Semester 2, 2013  |  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

1x500wd metaphor exercise (20%), 1x2000wd essay (45%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%)

Textbooks

'The Norton Shakespeare', gen. ed. Stephen Greenblatt

Classes

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

Prerequisites

18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

Prohibitions

ENGL2040

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ENGL2640

   

Lect

         

 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

ENGL2640

   

Lect

         

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