Course ObjectiveStudents become knowledgeable about: (1) Shakespeare, his work, and his
times; (2) various theoretical issues regarding film adaptations; and
(3) critical theory on the cultural construction of identity.
Course ContentThe central artifacts under discussion are William Shakespeare’s "Romeo
and Juliet" and a handful of its film adaptations. Students are
introduced to a number of theoretical issues that arise when studying
Shakespeare adaptations (“original” source text, authorship,
intertextuality). In addition, they get acquainted with interpretative
approaches to plays and films that focus on the cultural construction of
identity (gender, race/ethnicity, sexuality).
Teaching MethodsPeriod 5: seminar meetings, 2 x 2 hours per week.
Period 6: seminar meetings, 2 x 2 hours per week.
Method of AssessmentWritten exam.
Entry RequirementsStudents must have taken part in the modules “Literary Theory” and
“Genre and Literary Analysis.”
LiteratureTo be announced.
Target AudienceThis module is part of the Bachelor’s program English Literature &
Additional InformationThe level of English in this module is high.
Custom Course RegistrationThere is a slightly different enrollment procedure for this module. The standard procedure of the Faculty of Humanities has students sign up for (i) the module, (ii) the preferred seminar group, and (iii) the exam. However, for this module the instructor will assign the students to the seminar groups. Therefore, students should sign up for (i) the module and (iii) the exam, but not for (ii) the seminar groups.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. R.V.J. van den Oever|
|Examiner||dr. R.V.J. van den Oever|
dr. R.V.J. van den Oever
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Practical*, Seminar*|
*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.
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