English 117 - Summer Sessions II, 2017

Shakespeare

Class Information

Instructor: Klotz, Lisa
CRN: 74027
Time: TWR 12:10-1:50
Location: 290 Gym

Description

    Proof and Probability: The Problem of Knowing
    As social creatures, humans must constantly interpret other people’s actions and words. And yet, what counts as “evidence” in human interactions is often misleading or wrong: conversations are misconstrued; body language is misread; people do not know their own minds; people lie. Are there any solutions to this problem of how to know? We will explore this aspect of the problem of knowing through these plays: Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, & The Winter's Tale.


Grading

    Textual analysis essays (4), 2-3 pages each, (10% each); midterm (20%), final exam (30%); various small assignments (10%)

Texts

    Hamlet
    Othello
    King Lear
    The Winter’s Tale