Course Number 0626-2955-01
Course Name Shakespeare's Narrative Poems
Academic Unit The Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities -
Lecturer Prof. Shirley ZisserContact
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Office HoursMonday 17:00 - 16:00
Building: Webb- School of Languages , Room: 509

By appointment
Mode of Instruction Lecture
Credit Hours 2
Semester 2022/2
Day Mon
Hours 10:00-12:00
Building Webb- School of Languages
Room 102
Course is taught in English
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Course Description
In the course of the 1590?s, the golden age of English Renaissance poetry, Shakespeare composed some of his best but less studied output : three narrative poems - ?Venus and Adonis?, ?The Rape of Lucrece,? and ?A Lover?s Complaint,? a pastoral poem published with the Sonnets but almost never anthologized or collected with them. These poems, written partly under the constraints of the closure of the theatres at the time, constitute some of Shakespeare?s most fascinating work. The plot of all three has to do wit the vicissitudes in love of women characters. We will read these poems from a rhetorical - psychoanalytical perspective, paying close attention to their form and enquring what more they can teach us about enigmas pertaining to femininity, Eros and poetic language.

Requirements: regular attendance, active participation, term paper.
Please note that the course will be taught from a psychoanalytical (Freudian ?Lacanian) Orientation

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Students may be required to submit additional assignments
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PrerequisiteIntro - British Culture 1 (06261278) +Poetry Analysis (06261217) +Writing for American Cult (06261160) ORWriting Tutorial (06261141) ORBasic Academic Writing (06261142) ORWriting for British Cultu (06261140) ORBasic Academic Writing (16621142)

The specific prerequisites of the course,
according to the study program, appears on the program page of the handbook

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