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Hamlet and the Critics (TAPS 151C)

Focus is on Shakespeare's Hamletas a site of rich critical controversy from the eighteenth century to the present. Aim is to read, discuss, and evaluate different approaches to the play, from biographical, theatrical, and psychological to formalist, materialist, feminist, new historicist, and, most recently, quantitative. The ambition is to see whether there can be great literature without (a) great (deal of) criticism. The challenge is to understand the theory of literature through the study of its criticism.

115C
Subject: 
ENGLISH
English Degree Requirements: 
Pre-1800 Historical
Prose Literature Elective
Requirements: 
GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II
Course ID: 
215 552

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