Courses, 2006

Introduction to Shakespeare English 274-086
William Shakespeare has remained a cultural and literary force for over 400 years. In this course we will study eight of his plays—King Lear, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Much Ado About Nothing, Othello, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, and The Winter’s Tale—and his poetry, in order to develop a greater critical understanding of and familiarity with Shakespeare’s writing and its influence. Of special concern in this course will be his portrayal of community and social relations. We will examine the ways in which outsiders are incorporated into and expelled by society, the use of social standing or rank to advance one’s goals, attitudes concerning disability and difference, the function of magic on the mundane, and so on.
Loyola University Chicago, Spring

This page contains the courses that I taught in 2006