Upper-Division Seminar: Shakespeare: Adapting Tragedy

Course Number: ENGL 197
Prerequisites: Check on GOLD
Advisory Enrollment Information: This course cannot be repeated and is limited to upper-division English majors only.
General Education Areas Fulfilled: Check on GOLD
Catalog Course Entry: ENGL 197
Quarter: Summer B 2012
Instructor: Kearney, James
Day(s): MTWR
Time: 2:00 - 3:05 PM
Location: SH 2617

In this course we will study only three of Shakespeare's tragedies -- Coriolanus, Timon of Athens, and King Lear -- but we will read them well. Our focus will be tragedy and adaptation. We will look closely at how Shakespeare shaped his sources to create these great tragedies, and we will examine film adaptations of these tragedies to see how modern directors take up the tragic in Shakespeare. Requirements: careful reading, regular attendance, active participation, regular short writing assignments, a presentation, a final research paper, and a final exam.