Universität Wien FIND

120175 PS Introductory Seminar (literature) (2008S)

The Bard Re-loaded: Shakespeare and Adaptation

3.50 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

Anrechenbar als Wahlfach 701 für UniStG-Diplomstudienplan. ECTS: UF Englisch: 3.00

Details

Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Freitag 14.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 21.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 28.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 04.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 11.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 18.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 25.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 02.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 09.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 16.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 23.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 30.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 06.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 13.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 20.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09
Freitag 27.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 2 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-09

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Nowadays many people first encounter Shakespeare not in the original but in adaptations of his works or in imaginary recreations of his life and times. The focus of this course will be on the characteristics of the processes of Shakespearean adaptation and transformation and their function in our culture. Starting from re-workings of Shakespeare's poetry, we will move on to a close reading of Romeo and Juliet and analyse examples of contemporary adaptations of the play for various media: a musical (Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story (1957)), film versions (Franco Zeffirelli (1968); Baz Luhrman (1996)), a novel for young adults (Malorie Blackman's Noughts and Crosses (2001)), and Sebastian Hartmann's current production at the Burgtheater. Partly because Shakespeare's actual life remains an enigma, authors have been inspired to write tongue-in-cheek fictional biographies or to let Shakespeare appear as a character in plays and films. Among the examples studied in this course will be Robert Nye's comic novel Mrs Shakespeare: The Complete Works (1993) and Tom Stoppard's screenplay for John Madden's blockbuster Shakespeare in Love (1998).
Requirements: active participation in class; assignments; oral presentation; term paper; final test;

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

This class deepens and extends the subject matter of the introductory course 301. It is intended to help students develop a well founded yet independent critical approach to literary texts. Participants are given a thorough grounding in various skills and techniques required for the writing of academic papers: the use of works of reference; the use and evaluation of secondary literature; more about the theory and practice of critical analysis; the correct use of literary terminology. A selection of literary texts forms the basis for this work. On completing the class, students should be in a position to take an active part in the literary seminar.

Prüfungsstoff

interactive

Literatur

A reader will be made available at the beginning of term. The primary texts will be ordered at Facultas on campus and/or will be available as master-copies in the library. More information on the reading list and all other matters in the first session.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

304, 701; K225

Letzte Änderung: Fr 31.08.2018 08:50