Acquiring indepth knowledge of the primary material. Identifying research objectives, methods and kinds of evidence necessary in the writing of an academic paper. Acquiring the ability to select and utilize relevant secondary material.
This is an intensive course on Shakespeare's Hamlet. We will read the play closely, while attending to current scholarship on the play. The students'interests will be taken into consideration in selecting material. The course will emphasise the importance of subjecting primary and secondary sources to rigorous critical analysis.
William Shakespeare, Hamlet. Ed. Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor (Arden 3, 2006).
William Shakespeare, Hamlet: The Texts of 1603 and 1623. Ed. Ann Thompson and Neil Taylor (Arden 3, 2006). Sean McEvoy, ed. William Shakespeare's Hamlet: A Sourcebook (Routledge, 2006). Other material will be introduced in class.
Active participation in class. Preparation for presentations. Preliminary reading.
presentations, class participation and end of term paper
１．Contextual Overview 1: Revenge and Tyrannicide ２．Contextual Overview 2: The Theatre and Politics ３．Contextual Overview 3: Marriage ４．Contextual Overview 4: Madness and Melancholy ５．The Three Texts of Hamlet ６．Reading Hamlet 1 ７．Reading Hamlet 2 ８．Reading Hamlet 3 ９．Reading Hamlet 4 10．Reading Hamlet 5 11．Reading Hamlet 6 12．Reading Hamlet 7 13．Reading Hamlet 8 14．Reading Hamlet 9 15．Reading Hamlet 10
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