Shakespeare in 18th and 19th Century British Culture (Shakespeare a 18-19. századi brit kultúrában) in spring 2015
Ruttkay Veronika, Mon 11:30–13:00, Fri 11:30–13:00, R414, R347, host: DES (R338)
5-credit seminar, 60 h/term; strong prereq: BMA-ANGD-A1 A2 A3 A4
description & set texts
The course aims to introduce MA students to issues of Shakespeare's reception in 18th and 19th-century British culture. Focusing mainly on the period between the 1760s and the 1820s, we are going to study cultural phenomena from the fields of literature, literary criticism, theatre, painting, political writing, caricature, and education. Simultaneously, the course aims to introduce students to the practice and methodology of doing independent scholarly research. The exact schedule will be agreed on after the first week of instruction (former schedules are available at "Course Materials").
requirements & assessment
Students wishing to earn credits for this class will have to 1) participate regularly in classroom discussions 2) give a presentation of approx. 15 minutes (based on one of the set texts and/or secondary readings) 3) write a home essay of approx. 8-10 pages (Times New Roman, 12p, double spaced) in which they rely on at least five secondary sources. A list of recommended essay topics may be found at "Course Materials", but other topics are also welcome.