An Introduction to Shakespearean Tragedies
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- 15 hours
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Dr Ahmed is a scholar of comparative literature. His interests cover various aspects of literature, art and culture. He is author of America in Literature and Film (2011), Woman in Lars von Trier’s Cinema (2016), and has contributed various articles to The Comparatist (2008), female/bodies (2005, 2006), Scope (2008), Sexuality and Culture (2014), The Palgrave Handbook of Literature and the City (2016) and Bloomsbury’s Lars von Trier’s Women (2016). Dr. Ahmed is an HKU SPACE teacher since 2007.
The course introduces some of Shakespeare’s tragedies in an attempt to crystallise unifying ideas about his thoughts on the human condition as well as analyse and debate notions like sexuality, war, fear, women, identity, the tragic hero, body, space, stage, guilt, language, and madness through Shakespeare’s literature. Tragedy works include Macbeth, Hamlet and King Lear.
|Session 1||Hamlet: ghost, hero, early soliloquies|
|Session 2||Hamlet: madness, love, melancholy, late soliloquies|
|Session 3||Macbeth: fear, sexuality, light, night, language, and equivocation|
|Session 4||Macbeth: murder, lying, narration, guilt, and the tale told by an idiot|
|Session 5||King Lear: the father, love, authority, and madness|
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|Application Code||1775-2665NW||Apply Online Now|
|Start Date||04 Mar 2020 (Wed)|
|Venue||Hong Kong side (To be confirmed)|
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- Wednesday, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
- 5 meeting(s)
- 3 hours per meeting
- Dr ELBESHLAWY, Ahmed, BA Ain-Shams; MA, PhD HK
- Applicants are required to have reached the age of 18.
- Applicants are expected to have a good reading knowledge of English in order to enjoy the course.
- Course Fee : HK$2,800
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