ENGLISH 292 - Topics in Language and Literature
Fall 2022, Section 005 - King Lear and the 1623 Folio
Instruction Mode: Section 005 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
2
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

The 2022-2023 academic year will mark the 400th anniversary of the publication of William Shakespeare's First Folio—when the first collection of his plays appeared in print. In this mini course, we will study some of the features of the folio, including its intriguing table of contents and its informative list of actors. Some of Shakespeare's plays that appear in the Folio are markedly different from previous versions, and we will focus on one of these plays, King Lear, for the duration of our time together. The great Shakespeare scholar A. C. Bradley termed King Lear "Shakespeare's greatest achievement," but not his greatest play because it is "too huge for the stage." Our approach will take into account the vast canvas that is King Lear as a means of assessing many dimensions of early modern life, from the family unit to the experience of poverty to the willingness of some to imagine a godless universe. The folio printing of the play has led some scholars to imagine that Shakespeare revised this play after its initial appearance in 1605 and we will take up this issue and consider the merits for and against such a view.

The paperback, Pelican edition of King Lear will be assigned. For English Majors and non-English majors alike, English 292 will provide you with an opportunity to learn about Shakespeare, and why his works continue to be read and performed to this day.

Course Requirements:

Course requirements will include a midterm and final exam.

Schedule

ENGLISH 292 - Topics in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
32817
Open
1
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets 08/29/22-10/14/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 09/12/22)
002 (LEC)
 Online
32818
Closed
0
 
2
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Meets 10/24/22-12/09/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 11/07/22)
003 (LEC)
 In Person
32819
Open
2
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: Meets 08/29/22-10/14/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 09/12/22)
004 (LEC)
 In Person
32820
Closed
0
 
4
TuTh 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: Meets 10/24/22-12/09/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 11/07/22)
005 (LEC)
 Online
32821
Open
5
 
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MW 10:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: Meets 08/29/22-10/14/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 09/12/22)
006 (LEC)
 Online
32822
Closed
0
 
3
MW 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: Meets 10/24/22-12/09/22 (Drop/Add Deadline: 11/07/22)

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