Graduate Seminar: Bernard McElroy

Center for Renaissance Studies Programs
Graduate Seminar
Saturday, October 5, 1985 to Saturday, December 14, 1985

Shakespeare as a Historical Dramatist

Bernard McElroy, Loyola University Chicago

Shakespeare’s Hamlet served as the vehicle for exploring wide-ranging questions of literary and interpretive theory.  About one third of the course time was spent on the play itself, analyzing its principal scenes and speeches from various viewpoints.  The remainder was spent reading and discussing a generous sampling of the enormous secondary literature.  While due attention was paid to the complex critical history of the play, there was greater emphasis on the more recent criticism and theory of commentators such as Lacan, Giraud, Booth, Calderwood, dollimore, Weimann.  A thorough familiarity with Hamlet was presumed as a prerequisite.

Participants: Peter Blewett, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Gary Bouchard, Loyola University Chicago; Mary Boylan, Loyola University Chicago; Judy Diffiry, University of Illinois at Chicago; Sharon Gresham, University of Illinois at Chicago; Andrew Griffin, Loyola University Chicago; Bob Kraft, Loyola University Chicago; Michael Lewis, DePaul University; John McFadden, University of Illinois at Chicago; Marguerite Pisarek, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Shef Rogers, University of Chicago; Mary Roweda, Loyola University Chicago; Elizabeth Rupprecht, Loyola University Chicago; Paula Russell, University of Illinois at Chicago; Lynn Rzonca, Loyola University Chicago; Charlotte Sheridan, DePaul University; Sharon Solwitz, University of Illinois at Chicago; John Strauss, Loyola University Chicago; Michael Thorburn, University of Illinois at Chicago; Jackie White, University of Illinois at Chicago.

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