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

After reading and discussing the play in detail, we turn to examining its sources, as well as its historical, artistic, philosophical, and theatrical contexts. We then cover several centuries of the critical reception of the play up until the present day, noting significant trends in the works of particular critics and various schools of interpretation centered on Hamlet's subjectivity and indecision. We survey outstanding, often controversial, theatrical and cinematic adaptations of Hamlet, a shortlist of which is incorporated in our regular work for closer study. Finally, we get to read and discuss the most successful imitations, adaptations, parodies, and shorter contemporary works inspired by Hamlet. Special attention is paid to the life of Hamlet the play in different cultures and political climates. 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: 5:30pm 6/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 260

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