ENGL 758 (01) - Advanced Shakespeare

Advanced Shakespeare

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Fall 2023 - Full Term (08/28/2023 - 12/11/2023)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   20  
CRN: 16107
This course offers an in-depth look at a few Shakespeare plays, which you?ll study intensively through the lens of a single topic. Topics vary from semester to semester. Recent examples include Shakespeare on Screen, Shakespeare and Race, Shakespeare?s History Plays, Unknown Shakespeare, and Shakespearean Tragedy. Live and filmed performances will be included as available.
Section Comments: FA23 Special Topic: Shakespeare in the 21st Century
Registration Approval Required. Contact Instructor or Academic Department for permission then register through Webcat.
Prerequisite(s): ENGL 401
Cross listed with : ENGL 897.I01
Classes not allowed in section: Freshman
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Douglas Lanier

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
8/28/2023 12/11/2023 MW 11:10am - 12:30pm HS 102
Additional Course Details: 

Special Topic Fall 2023: Shakespeare in the 21st Century

This course is designed to introduce you to issues and practices that have become central to Shakespeare criticism and performance in the past twenty-five years. We'll examine the ways in which cross-gender and cross-racial casting has reshaped Shakespeare performance, the rise of Shakespearean adaptation and same-language "translation," the globalization of Shakespeare, festival performance, screen Shakespeare (especially the small screen), efforts to bring decolonization and social justice to the fore in teaching and performance, and the vexed question of "canceling" Shakespeare, among other issues. In addition to delving deep into several Shakespeare plays, we will read a range of essays and view many different kinds of Shakespeare performances. This course will assume that you have some previous familiarity with Shakespeare; it is an ideal follow-up to ENGL 657, "Introduction to Shakespeare." Requirements will include short writing assignments, a class presentation, and a final research paper. 

This course satisfies a Pre-1800 Literature requirement for English Department majors. 

General English majors may take ENGL 758 for Capstone credit if it is not taken to satisfy other major requirement areas. Pick up a Capstone Declaration Form in the main English office (HS 230F) if interested.