ENGL 377, THEA 346|
How did England's insularity and expansionist ambitions on the world's stage shape Shakespearean dramaturgy in his many plays with island settings? This course, taught in conjunction with the Center for the Humanities' spring 2022 theme of "Islands as Metaphor and Method" considers how Shakespeare's island locales (e.g., in ancient and medieval Britain, the Mediterranean, and the Americas) transformed the Globe theater into a physical and conceptual site for imagining the utopian and dystopian potential of early English nation-building and colonial expansion, and for exploring the poetics of relation and alterity, peripherality and centrality, archaism and futurity. In addition to studying the play-texts themselves, we will consider how their island settings are explored in subsequent theatrical and film productions and adaptations.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: |
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Henry V, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, King Lear, The Tempest
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Short written assignments; class presentations; final research paper.
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|Instructor(s): Korda,Natasha Times: ...W... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: CFH106; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 8||JR major: 8|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 0||SO: 0||FR: X|
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