מבוא לתרבות אנגליה א'
Introduction to British Culture I
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Introduction to British Culture I מבוא לתרבות אנגליה א
Introduction Course קורס מבוא
Dr. Jonathan Stavsky ד"ר יונתן סטבסקי
What did the English language sound like over a thousand years ago? Why is it so different today? Has English culture always enjoyed the same global prestige? What are its sources? How did it come to assert itself? What was it like to be a woman in the fourteenth century? Is Shakespeare really the greatest love poet? Can texts written in the remote past speak to present readers? These are some of the questions asked, and partly answered, by this survey of English literature from its earliest medieval records to the Renaissance and beyond. It aims to familiarize you with some of the best poetry and drama ever produced in England and to give you the tools to understand, enjoy, and take further courses on the works you will study. By the end of the semester, you should be able to identify, analyze, contextualize, and trace the development of their forms, themes, and ideologies.
Most of the texts studied in this course will be posted on Moodle or read from online repositories. However, you are expected to get hold of the Penguin edition of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet and John Milton’s Paradise Lost, available at Dyonun.
Requirements and Evaluation
Your grade will consist of (1) a midterm exam (33%), where you will be asked to identify and explicate passages from texts studied in the first half of the course according to a fixed set of criteria, and (2) a longer final exam (67%) that will include (a) identification and explication of passages from the second half of the course and (b) an essay that spans works from both parts.
The Middle Ages
The Early Modern Period