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Spring 2013
Apr 18,2014
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LIBS 627 - SHAKESPEARE'S STRANGERS
The course title derives from Leslie Fielder's influential work The Stranger in Shakespeare (1972), on an outsider/alien in Shakespeare. Increasing attention is being given to the proposition that when we regard Shakespeare's career within the cultural and economic context of London, of an England eager for expansion, we can observe his interest in the nature and identity of the Other. These strangers manifest themselves to Shakespeare and his contemporaries either through direct contact, translated story, or the narratives of voyagers. The strangers appear as people of color, new world savages, non-believers, or exotics of antiquity or the faraway. This seminar will concentrate on a select body of plays in which Shakespeare depicts encounters with others, such as The Tempest, Titus Andronicus, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, and Anthony and Cleopatra. In addition to careful reading of the texts, we will review, through discussion and presentation, the critical literature on the cultural context of the stranger in Shakespeare.
0.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Liberal Studies Department

Course Attributes:
MLS COURSE FOR GRAD FEE ASSESS

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Majors:     
      Liberal Studies
      Non-Degree-MALS

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