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Department
English
Course
ENGB32
Professor
Majorie Rubright
Semester
Fall

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IntroLecture Monday,September 12, 2011 11:38AM  Lectureoutline 1. OurShakespeare/Ourselves,AnIntroduction 2. NutsandBols ○ Goals ○ Thesyllabus ○ Assignments ○ Tips:Readingactively ○ Tips:ListeningActively 3. YourShakespeare/Yourselves - Theearlymodernperiodwasthe"dawnofourown" ○ Startingusoffintheway wethinktoday - We'llbelookingatearlymodernLondonaswellasabi-focalvisionofhowitlooksbackonthemedieval andearliercontextaswellasprojectingontousnow ○ Puttinghiminthemiddleofhisownhistoricalcontext - Shelooksathowpeopleidentifiedthemselvesintheearlymodernera ○ Shockinglydifferentandsimilartoourownwaysof identification ○ Looksat proximityintermsofgender,raceandsexuality - Shakespearewasaformoforalentertainment ○ Listentotheword,ratherthan watch ashow - We'veneverhadONEShakespeare ○ He'saspecteroraghost ○ Healwaysappearsinmultipletexts ○ Whereisheinallofthismultiplicity? ○ Histexthasmultiplemeanings  TheMerchantof VeniceisdrasticallydifferentaftertheHolocaustversusthecontextin whichitwaswritten ○ Ourowninterpretationswilldiffer  Weshouldknowthe3or4 differentthingsthathewantedustocomeawaywith - ComingtoShakespeareforthefirsttime,butweallknowofhimandhe'spart of ourlivesinsomeway shapeorform ○ Consideredfamiliar ○ Wewillrecognizehisideasinourowndebatestodayaboutgender,statepower,love,desire,etc.  Somuchof whatanimateshisworkisalivetoday ○ Weoweourmetaphorsandtropesto him- forthemostpart - 10- 15 wordsthat youdo not know,andwritethedefinitionsfromtheOED,makeadictionary!!! - Willbewritinganessayonasinglewordbytheendofthisclass  WheredoesShakespearelivetoday? ○ Infilm-aroundtheworld ○ Comics ○ Sells-usedinadvertisements ○ We'veromanticizedthiseraandthecontext  Itwasn't,it wasapolicedstate-not acomfortable,sexyenvironment  Ifyouwereat thetopyou werelucky  Veryclandestinerelationships ○ 2ndto God, Shakespeareisthemostgoogled"person" Situatingourselveshist
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