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 King Lear. 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, King Lear. Ed. R.A. Foakes (Arden 3, 1997).
William Shakespeare, King Lear: 1608 and 1623 Parallel Text Edition Ed. Rene Weis(Longman, 2009). 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．Introduction ２．The Sources of King Lear 1 ３．The Sources of King Lear 2 ４．The Texts of King Lear 1 ５．The Texts of King Lear 2 ６．Reading King Lear 1 ７．Reading King Lear 2 ８．Reading King Lear 3 ９．Reading King Lear 4 10．Reading King Lear 5 11．Reading King Lear 6 12．Reading King Lear 7 13．Reading King Lear 8 14．Reading King Lear 9 15．Reading King Lear 10
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