Shakespeare is the most translated, staged, filmed and studied author in
world literature. He is adapted, localized, domesticated and
appropriated on the page, stage, and other media in many languages and
cultures across the world.
This 4-credit course, which analyses how Shakespeare influences and is
influenced by the languages and cultures of the world, is intended for
postgraduate students of English Literature.
The objectives of this course in which many Shakespeare experts in India
will guide students are to analyse Shakespeare by using discourses of
language, race, gender, identity and geopolitics, explore how
Shakespeare is negotiated on page, stage, screen and classroom
discourses, outline Shakespeare adaptations and the responses they evoke
in diverse cultures, demonstrate how cultures transfigure Shakespeare
in their literary and cultural terrain, illustrate the reasons for
reworking and adapting Shakespeare in various cultures, show how
contemporary viewers critically respond to the reworkings of
Shakespeare, and find alternative frameworks to rework the essentially
Eurocentric Shakespeare discourses.