WGSS 345
Shakespeare's Women
Last Offered Spring 2017
Division I
Cross-listed WGSS 345 / ENGL 345
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

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Shakespeare’s plays portray a remarkably wide range of female characters from serving women to queens, from innocent, subservient young women to powerful authoritative adults. His plays explore female friendships, parents and children, love affairs and marriages, male actors playing female roles and female characters playing male roles. Looking closely at five plays–Twelfth Night, Much Ado Nothing, Hamlet, Macbeth, Antony and Cleopatra–we will examine the ways in which attitudes toward female stereotypes, sexuality, gender, subjectivity, social norms and performance evolve as Shakespeare’s poetic style and dramatic technique mature, and the genre shifts from comedy to tragedy.
The Class: Format: tutorial
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 3288
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: active engagement in tutorial sessions, five 4- to 5-page papers, and five 1- to 2-page responses
Prerequisites: a 100-level ENGL course, or a score of 5 on the AP English Literature exam, or a score of 6 or 7 on the Higher Level IB English exam
Enrollment Preferences: English majors and prospective majors
Distributions: Division I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
WGSS 345 Division I ENGL 345 Division I
Attributes: ENGL Literary Histories A

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