EGSA II: Maurice Hunt’s 2012 Summer Session II Graduate Shakespeare Course

Dear English Graduate Students, Jeff Bilbro is forwarding to you this description of my 2012 Summer Session 2 Graduate Shakespeare course. You are warmly invited to enroll! I would be happy to talk to you individually, if you have questions about

it.
Cordially, Maurice Hunt

ENGLISH 5324, SHAKESPEARE’S GREAT TRAGEDIES: HAMLET, OTHELLO, KING LEAR, MACBETH

2012 Summer Session II Maurice Hunt Research Professor of English

English graduate students will read, analyze, and discuss in class aspects of Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, with the goal of better understanding what makes these four plays rare masterpieces of world literature. Practically every college instructor teaches one or more of these plays during his or her career, or alludes to or otherwise draws upon one or more of these plays in his or her scholarship. The instructor will introduce into class discussion elements of other Shakespeare plays and Renaissance drama that illuminate these four plays. Several classroom reports on assigned critical articles or book chapters as well as a seminar paper, tailored to the constraints of the summer term, will form the basis for the student’s grade.