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introductory seminar course: PS: "Our fears do make us traitors"? - Analysing Fear in Shakespeare's Plays - Details
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General information

Semester SS 2021
Current number of participants 38
maximum number of participants 36
Home institute Englische Literaturwissenschaft
participating institutes ZZZ_Literaturwissenschaft (Anglistik/Amerikanistik)
Courses type introductory seminar course in category Teaching
First date Tue , 13.04.2021 12:15 - 13:45
Pre-requisites *EAS-1411*:
If you are allotted to this course you will automatically be signed up for the corresponding Übung "Drama Analysis" (Tuesdays 14:15 - 15:45). Be sure to keep this slot free in your timetable.

*EAS-1412*
If you are wrongly allotted to the Übung, please make sure to sign out of it, in order to open up the slot for your fellow students.
Performance record guided discussion or thesis paragraphs, portfolio/research essay
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Miscellanea *EAS-1411*:
If you are allotted to this course you will automatically be signed up for the corresponding Übung "Drama Analysis" (Tuesdays 14:15 - 15:45). Be sure to keep this slot free in your timetable.

*EAS-1412*
If you are wrongly allotted to the Übung, please make sure to sign out of it, in order to open up the slot for your fellow students.
ECTS points 6

Course location / Course dates

n.a Tuesday: 12:15 - 13:45, weekly

Module assignments

Comment/Description

In this course we will read two tragedies and one comedy by William Shakespeare: Macbeth, Hamlet and As You Like It, with a particular focus on fear and pain. The analysis of the plays will be combined with additional discussions of essays on the theory of fear and pain. Is there a distinct definition of fear and how can it be separated from anxiety, precariousness, angst and similar emotions? What are the typical components of a tragedy and how are they linked to fear and anxiety? How is the pain of a tragic hero depicted on stage? And how are fear and pain illustrated in Shakespeare’s drama? These and many other questions will be at the centre of the course’s attention. We will discuss and apply the most essential concepts of drama analysis, like methods of figure characterization and the categories of time and space. A focus will be on how gender impacts on the way fear and pain are experienced by the characters.

The course will be reading-intensive and students will be expected to be familiar not only with the primary texts but also with the theory essays. All relevant theoretical texts will be made available through digicampus and students are expected to buy their own copies of Shakespeare’s plays. Please get hold of the following Arden Shakespeare (3rd series) editions:

Hamlet:
Ed. Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor
ISBN-13 : 978-1472518385

Macbeth:
Ed. Pamela Mason and Sandra Clark
ISBN-13 : 978-1904271413

As You Like It:
Ed. Juliet Dusinberre
ISBN-13 : 978-1904271222

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ELW/ALW/NELK: Aufbaumodul BA/LA: PS".
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