Proseminar: King Lear

  • Unterricht


    Fakultät Philosophische Fakultät
    Bereich Englisch
    Code UE-L06.01070
    Sprachen Englisch
    Art der Unterrichtseinheit Proseminar
    Kursus Bachelor
    Semester SP-2021

    Zeitplan und Räume

    Vorlesungszeiten Donnerstag 10:15 - 12:00, Wöchentlich, MIS 03, Raum 3014



    In this seminar we will be engaging with one of the greatest tragedies of Shakespeare, King Lear. The course is an exercise in close reading: we will be proceding act by act and scene by scene, paying particular attention to the language of the play. We will also compare the significant differences between the two existing versions of the play, the Quarto of 1608 and the Folio of 1623.

    Credit requirements are regular attendance, active participation, class presentations, and an end of term paper of 3000 words. More than two unexcused absences disqualify students from gaining credit.

    The number of students in this course is limited to twenty. Only the first twenty students to register will be accepted as participants.


    On successful completion of the course, students will have gained in-depth knowledge of one of the most important Shakespearean tragedies. They will have acquired the critical and theoretical vocabulary with which to approach and analyse a Renaissance play. They will have engaged in close reading of the play and will have participated in class discussions. They will have learned to critically evaluate a text in the form of a research paper, using reasoned argumentation to articulate their ideas.

    Soft Skills
    ausserhalb des Bereichs



    The required edition is:

    William Shakespeare, King Lear, in The Norton Shakespeare: Tragedies, ed. Stephen Greenblatt et al., 3rd ed. (New York: W. W. Norton, 2016).

    This edition is ideal because it contains both versions of the play, printed on opposite pages, enabling us to compare them.

    Please note: only scholary print editions are acceptable. Online versions will not be accepted in class.

  • Einzeltermine und Räume
    Datum Zeit Art der Unterrichtseinheit Ort
    25.02.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    04.03.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    11.03.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    18.03.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    25.03.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    01.04.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    15.04.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    22.04.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    29.04.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    06.05.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    20.05.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
    27.05.2021 10:15 - 12:00 Kurs MIS 03, Raum 3014
  • Leistungskontrolle

    Seminar - Ausserhalb der Prüfungssession

    Bewertungsmodus Nach Note, Nach bestanden/nicht bestanden
  • Zuordnung
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