BBN-ANG-219/e
Reading Shakespeare (Shakespeare szövegolvasás) in spring 2015
Csikós Dóra, Fri 11:30–13:00, R315, host: DES (R338)
3-credit lecture, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BBN-ANG-211 213 215
description & set texts
The emergence of sonnet in England (Wyatt “Whoso list to hunt” cf. Petrarch “Una candida cerva”) Spenser Amoretti, 67, 79; Sidney Astrophil and Stella 6, 71) Shakespeare Venus and Adonis (+ Ovid Metamorphoses Book X, 618-857) The Rape of Lucrece (The Argument; lines 1-126, 358-441, 511-525, 575-595, 1716-1743, 1789-1855 (+ St Augustine City of God Book II, Chapters 16-20) Shakespeare’s Sonnets of 1609; sequence, publication; the first 17 sonnets. From Sonnet 18 onwards (18, 20, 27, 30, 31, 32) Katherine Duncan-Jones, ”Was the 1609 Shake-Speares Sonnets Really Unauthorized?” The Review of English Studies vol.34, No. 134, (May, 1983) pp. 151-171. Sonnets continued (35, 53, 62, 66, 71, 73, 126, 130, 142, 144
requirements & assessment
Regular attendance and reading is required. Three absences are allowed, but failure to read the assigned texts for each class counts as absence. Grades are based on class work (attendance, reading, and participation in discussions), two in-class tests and a home-essay. The essay should discuss one particular poem (or, maybe, compare two related poems), should use at least three critical sources, and be cca. 7 pages long.