PERF08052 2019 Global Shakespeares
This module focuses on "Shakespeare" as a site of cultural production, a space in which identity is negotiated and worked out. Learners introduced to Shakespeare comedy, tragedy, romance and history plays, locating those texts within the social, cultural and historical context of the early modern period and the intepretative moments including our own that have shaped meaning in the texts. Critical methodologies will be applied to the texts including feminism, cultural materialism, psychoanalysis and historicism. The module will also look at contemporary appropriations of Shakespeare , particularly film adaptations, in which our own "culture" is reproduced and contested.
On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;
analyse and evaluate Shakespeare within the social, cultural and historical context of the early modern period
interpret texts through the framework of different critical methodologies, including feminism, cultural materialism, psychoanalysis and historicsim
creativley interpret a scene from a Shakespeare play in collaboration with others
analyse and interpret Shakespeare plays in terms of generic expectations
engage with critical texts and articulate and present these ideas in written summary and seminar discussions
document learning events, praxis, and collaborative process developing skills as a working practitioner
Module Assessment Strategies
Learners assessed though written responses, presentations, log book and scene work in collaboration with a peer from another discipline
Early Modern Context: Early modern England, Elizabethan and Jacobean culture and politics, absolutism, travel and the new world materials, position of women, possessive individualism, subjectivity
Genre: generic categories of the first folio and the extent to which texts realise or disrupt generic expectations. Discussion of how helpful these categories are in interpreting teh plays and the concept of the "problem" play
Critical approaches: introduction to critical methodologies in interpreting Shakespeare including cultural materialism, Marxism, Hisotricisim, Feminism and Psychoanalysis. Secondary reading an integral part of this module.
Adpatation: theories of adaptation, looking at extent tot which source material appropriated represents/interrogates our own cultural moment: film texts might include, Kurosawa, Luhrmann, Branagh, Welles, Brook, Kozintsev, Pacino, for example.
Coursework & Assessment Breakdown
|Title||Type||Form||Percent||Week||Learning Outcomes Assessed|
|1||Individual Project written responses||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||OnGoing||1,2,4,5|
|2||Group Project creative collaboration||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||30 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,6|
|3||Individual Project learning log||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||20 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
|4||Performance Evaluation participation||Continuous Assessment||UNKNOWN||20 %||OnGoing||1,2,3,4,5,6|
Full Time Mode Workload
|Seminar||Flat Classroom||interactive sessions||4||Weekly||4.00|
McEvoy, Sean. Shakespeare: The Basics. Second edition. Routledge, 2006.
Stanley Wells and Lena Cowen Olin, eds. Shakespeare: An Oxford Guide. (2003)
Garber, Marjorie. Shakespeare After All. Pantheon, 2004.
The Bedford Companion to Shakespeare: An Introduction with Documents. Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001
Political Shakespeare: New Essays in Cultural Materialism, 2nd ed. Eds. Jonathan Dollimore and Alan Sinfield. Cornell UP, 1994.
Montrose, Louis. "The Purpose of Playing: Reflections on a Shakespearean Anthropology." Helios (Winter 1980):51-74.
Jankowski, Theodora A. Women in Power in the Early Modern Drama. Illinois UP, 1992.
Thompson, Ann. "Shakespeare and Sexuality." Shakespeare Survey 46. Ed. Stanley Wells. Cambridge UP, 1994. 1-8.
The Matter of Difference: Materialist Feminist Criticism of Shakespeare. Ed. Valerie Wayne. Cornell UP, 1991.
Traub, Valerie. Desire & Anxiety: Circulations of Sexuality in Shakepearean Drama. Routledge, 1992.
Belsey, Catherine. "Disrupting sexual difference: meaning and gender in the comedies."
Alternative Shakespeares. Ed. John Drakakis. Methuen, 1985. 166-90.
Belsey, Catherine. Shakespeare and the Loss of Eden: The Construction of Family Values in Early Modern Culture. Rutgers UP, 2000.
Jardine, Lisa. Reading Shakespeare Historically. Routledge, 1996.
Saccio, Peter. Shakespeare's English Kings: history, chronicle, and drama. Oxford UP, 2000.
Marxist Shakespeares. Eds. Jean E. Howard and Scott Cutler Shershow. Routledge, 2001.
Callaghan, Dympna. Shakespeare Without Women: Representing gender and race on the Renaissance stage. Routledge, 2000. [includes essays on Twelfth Night, Othello, The Tempest, and more]
Rackin, Phyllis. Shakespeare and Women. Oxford, 2005.
Smith, Bruce. Shakespeare and Masculinity. Oxford UP, 2000.
Hillman, Richard. William Shakespeare: The Problem Plays. Twayne, 1993.
Adelman, Janet. Suffocating Mothers: Fantasies of Maternal Origin in Shakespeare's Plays, Hamlet to The Tempest. Routledge, 1992.
Neely, Carol Thomas. Broken Nuptials in Shakespeare's Plays. Yale UP, 1985.
Greenblatt, Stephen. Shakespearean Negotiations.
Holderness, Graham, ed. The Shakespeare Myth.
Williamson, Marilyn. The Patriarchy of Shakespeare's Comedies
The Woman's Part: Feminist Criticism of Shakespeare
Schwartz, Murray and Coppelia Kahn. Representing Shakespeare: New Psychoanalytic Essays.
Garvin, Harry. Shakespeare: Contemporary Critical Approaches. Esp. Tempest.
Dollimore, Jonathan. Radical Tragedy, 2nd ed.
Spectacular Shakespeare: Critical Theory and Popular Cinema. Eds. Courtney Lehmann and Lisa S. Starks.(Dickinson UP, 2002)
Bevington, David, ed. The Complete Works of Shakespeare, 5th edition (Longman, 2003)
Drakakis, John, ed. Alternative Shakespeares 2nd edition (Oxford: Routledge, 2002 )
Greenblatt, Stephen. Will in the World: How Shakespeare became Shakespeare. ( Norton & Co., 2004)