Identity in Shakespeare

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Vorlesung Identity in Shakespeare, 1. und 2. Stunde

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Title: Vorlesung Identity in Shakespeare, 1. und 2. Stunde
Description: Vorlesung im SoSe 2021; Dienstag, 27. April 2021
Creator: Matthias Bauer (author), Angelika Zirker (author)
Contributor: ZDV Universität Tübingen (producer)
Publisher: ZDV Universität Tübingen
Date Created: 2021-04-27
Subjects: Englisches Seminar, Identity, Shakespeare, Lecture,
Identifier: UT_20210427_001_sose21identsh...
Rights: Rechtshinweise
Abstracts: "Who is it that can tell me who I am?" This desperate question not only shows us the exceptional case of King Lear, who has lost everything that defined his place in the world, but could also be used as a signature phrase for Shakespeare’s characters in general. In spite of what one might assume about the pre-modern period - that this was a time when everyone knew where they belonged - Shakespeare’s plays are full of people to whom identity is problem. Modern broad-scale categories of gender, race, and class can easily be identified as Shakespeare’s concern, but these are just some of the most obvious dimensions involved. He combines a great number of further criteria with those three: does the way characters speak determine who they are? Their age? Their roles as fathers, wives, daughters? Their beliefs? Their upbringing? In this lecture course, each week one of the plays will be discussed with a view to one or several problems of identity, which will be taken up and contextualized in the subsequent week. In this way, six plays and issues will be explored and steps towards a literary and cultural history of identity taken. Besides King Lear, this will be Coriolanus and Henry V (for tragedies and histories), as well as The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, and The Merchant of Venice (for comedies).

Vorlesung Identity in Shakespeare, 3. und 4. Stunde

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Title: Vorlesung Identity in Shakespeare, 3. und 4. Stunde
Description: Vorlesung im SoSe 2021; Dienstag, 04. Mai 2021
Creator: Matthias Bauer (author), Angelika Zirker (author)
Contributor: ZDV Universität Tübingen (producer)
Publisher: ZDV Universität Tübingen
Date Created: 2021-05-04
Subjects: Englisches Seminar, Identity, Shakespeare, Lecture,
Identifier: UT_20210504_001_sose21identsh...
Rights: Rechtshinweise
Abstracts: "Who is it that can tell me who I am?" This desperate question not only shows us the exceptional case of King Lear, who has lost everything that defined his place in the world, but could also be used as a signature phrase for Shakespeare’s characters in general. In spite of what one might assume about the pre-modern period - that this was a time when everyone knew where they belonged - Shakespeare’s plays are full of people to whom identity is problem. Modern broad-scale categories of gender, race, and class can easily be identified as Shakespeare’s concern, but these are just some of the most obvious dimensions involved. He combines a great number of further criteria with those three: does the way characters speak determine who they are? Their age? Their roles as fathers, wives, daughters? Their beliefs? Their upbringing? In this lecture course, each week one of the plays will be discussed with a view to one or several problems of identity, which will be taken up and contextualized in the subsequent week. In this way, six plays and issues will be explored and steps towards a literary and cultural history of identity taken. Besides King Lear, this will be Coriolanus and Henry V (for tragedies and histories), as well as The Two Gentlemen of Verona, As You Like It, and The Merchant of Venice (for comedies).