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Shakespeare on Page and Screen

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  • Do 10:15-11:45, Raum C 601

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

• BA English and American Studies: Hauptmodul A (301) Literature/Culture (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Zwischenmodul II) – HA

• Lehramt Englisch an Gymnasien (neu): Hauptmodul L-GYM Literature. (Zulassungsvoraussetzung: Zwischenmodul Literature) – HA (80%)

• MA English Studies: Core Module: Culture (module 4031, exam 40311: Written assignment (15 pages, 80%) and handout (2–3 pages, 20%))

• MA English Studies: Core Module: Literature (module 4051, exam 40511: Written assignment (15 pages, 80%) and handout (2–3 pages, 20%))

• MA English Studies: Master Module II: Culture (module 8350, exam 83501: Written assignment (15 pages, 80%) and handout (2–3 pages, 20%))

• MA English Studies: Master Module II: Literature (module 8360, exam 83601: Written assignment (15 pages, 80%) and handout (2–3pages, 20%))

• MA Literaturstudien – intermedial und interkulturell (Anglistik als Kernfach): Modul 9 Aufbaumodul

Inhalt

This seminar will introduce you to contemporary literary and cultural/media studies approaches as a means of understanding and re-evaluating Shakespeare’s works. The discussion will have a double focus, allowing us a) to examine Shakespeare’s writing style and the dramatic structure of the plays and b) to trace popular reworkings and re-imaginings of Shakespeare’s texts in modern film adaptations. Topics to be discussed include: poetic and cinematic language; the politics of gender and race – then and now; Bardolatry, or, Shakespeare as a cultural myth; the history and theory of adaptation. – It is essential that all participants read and reflect upon the texts before each class. You should enrol for a short oral presentation before the beginning of term (see the list in our library, C 603); B.A. and M.A. students are expected to participate in the Independent Study Group. A class schedule and a bibliography will be made available online.

Empfohlene Literatur

Texts: |Much Ado About Nothing|; |Romeo and Juliet|. Film adaptations include: |Much Ado About Nothing| (Branagh); |Romeo + Juliet| (Luhrmann)