Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students


Spring 2019

Taught By: Inessa Medzhibovskaya

Section: AX

CRN: 6973

Credits: 4

In this course we will study Hamlet, Shakespeare's great tragedy of modern subjectivity. We will analyze the play closely, situate it in historical and theatrical contexts, and use it as a test case for the methods of literary and cultural criticism. After spending a month on Hamlet itself, we will circle back to Shakespeare's source text and Elizabethan revenge tragedies as well as Aristotle's Poetics; then we will frame the play with essays ranging from the Romantic period through formalist, psychoanalytic, feminist, and new historicist critical schools. We will also take up contemporary works inspired by Hamlet, such as Ian McEwan's novel Nutshell. Finally, given that this course is a Seminar Plus, we will compare and contrast a number of film adaptations of the play online. This course satisfies the single-text/author requirement for Literary Studies majors.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:53pm 8/19/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/25/2019 - 5/10/2019