2018 Winter School Subject List

Shakespeare (ENGL2640) - Opens 10 May 2017

Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences
Department: English
Level: Undergraduate
Credit Points: 6

(1)  Gabriella Edelstein - gabriella.edelstein@sydney.edu.au
(2)  Kathryn Parker - kathryn.parker@sydney.edu.au

(1)  Huw Griffiths - huw.griffiths@sydney.edu.au

Start Date: 03 Jul 2017 
End Date: 21 Jul 2017 
Capacity: 25 
Status: Places available 
Applications Open: 10 May 2017 
Applications Close: 19 Jun 2017 
Census date: 10 Jul 2017 
On-time withdrawals close: 10 Jul 2017 
Available to audit: No
Open to HSC graduates?: No


  1. Prerequisites - 

    (12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST 1001) or (12 junior credit pints from at least one of the following: European Studies, European, Middle Eastern or Classical Languages/Studies, Asian Studies, English, Government & International Relations, Ancient History, Philosophy, Political Economy, Sociology or Media & Communication)


This unit is an intensive study of plays by Shakespeare in a variety of genres, particularly focusing on current critical interventions, as well as the detailed reading of Shakespeare’s dramatic language.

Current approaches to Shakespeare read his texts as a way of thinking about ideas of urgent concern in the twenty first century: the environment and ideas of the natural; sexuality and gender; scepticism and belief.

Watching film versions of the plays will form an integral part of our study.


1 x 1 000 word paper; 1 x 1500 word paper; 1 x 2500 word take-home exercise


Start Date: 03 Jul 2017     End Date: 21 Jul 2017

Lectures: Mon, Wed & Fri, 10:00 - 11:00

Tutorials: Mon, Wed & Fri, 11:00 - 13:00


Mon (All Classes): Room 115, Eastern Avenue Building

Wed & Fri (All Classes): Room 312, Eastern Avenue Building


No purchases required; all major texts available electronically via the library