Course Name: Integrating Shakespeare's Sonnets into the Curriculum
Instructor: Lisa Berglund
Class Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Start Time: 9:30:00 AM
Location: Bacon Hall 115
Desired Prerequisite: None
Course Length: 2 hours
Materials needed for class: None

Shakespeare’s 154 sonnets, first published in 1608, comprise one of the most eloquent and enigmatic collections of love poetry in literary history. As the world commemorates 400 years since Shakespeare’s death, we will explore ways to use individual sonnets, or the entire collection, in any classroom, to examine language, gender, rhetoric, sexuality, social class, love, jealousy, desire, self-delusion, patriarchy, comedy, adapting to rules, breaking rules, racial identity, invention, soliloquizing, communicating, failing to communicate, unoriginality, working on commission, working for yourself, relating parts to wholes, reading carefully, aging, scholarly authority, proofreading, editing, trust, stalking, theft, self-promotion, textual analysis, dishonesty, compromise, and genius.  


Lisa Berglund, Chair & Professor, English
Tony Chase, Assistant Dean, A&H

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