Seminar 9 - REPRESENTING SOCIAL CRISES, PAST AND PRESENT

Academic year: 
2018/19
Seminar n°: 
9 (Week 2)
Teachers: 
David PASCOE / Sabine SCHÜLTING
University: 
Utrecht University / Freie Universität Berlin
Seminar presentation: 

The seminar will focus on the representation of economic crises, and their entanglement with social, religious, racial and communal conflicts, in three early modern plays: William Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice and Coriolanus, and Christopher Marlowe’s The Jew of Malta. We will read the plays in their early modern contexts but also explore how they can be made meaningful for contemporary debates about economy, racial and religious differences, and civic unrest.

In the video, for 2019 New Faces edition, replace "Szeged" by "Porto" (min. 1'09 and 1'59)

 
 
 
 
 
 

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