Email Address:

Phone Number:

LIT 320 Advanced Seminar in Shakespeare International Business Program Spring 2020 Semester - Prague

Flight Credit Get a Flight Credit worth up to $1,000 when you apply with code* by February 17, 2023

LIT 320 Advanced Seminar in Shakespeare

LIT 320 Advanced Seminar in Shakespeare Course Overview


CEA Partner Institution: Anglo-American University
Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Primary Subject Area: English Language & Literature
Instruction in: English
Course Code: LIT 320
Course Details: Level 300
Recommended Semester Credits: 3
Contact Hours: 42


'He was not of an age, but for all time!' - Ben Jonson

So far Ben Jonson, Shakespeare's admiring rival, has been right. That is partly why reading Shakespeare is so challenging and rewarding. How shall we understand his love sonnets, for example? By our understandings of 'love', or by his? How did he - or his culture, many contemporary critics would say instead - understand 'love'? Or history, or gender, or nationhood, or religion, or our very concepts of the self and the universe? How do we accomplish an understanding of Shakespeare's writing within the context of his culture? Is that even possible, or worth trying to do? Are there other ways to read Shakespeare, and what were and are they? If nothing else, we ought to start with a little humility, given all those questions.

We'll start by closely reading select poems and plays from the 1950s, the climactic decade of the Elizabethan era. Then we'll closely read select tragedies and one romance from the early 17th century, the dawn of the Jacobean era. We'll pay attention not only to the socio-historic context but also to the long history of Shakespeare criticism.

Receive a $1,000 Flight Credit when you apply by February 17, 2023

Get your flight credit code and access to Passbook in two easy steps. With Passbook, you can track your favorite programs and courses, save flight credits, and watch videos on the destination you're interested in.

Apply Now

Step 1 of 2

Step 2 of 2

*By providing your mobile number, you agree to receive recurring text messages from CEA Study Abroad notifying you of important program deadlines. Message and data rates may apply.

Privacy Policy   |   Mobile Terms   |   Flight Credit Rules

Your flight credit has been added to your Passbook. Apply now or view your Passbook to begin the next step in your journey.