Tragic Variations: Classical, Early Modern, Contemporary

ENGL 0200W S01 [CRN: 16584]

The genre of tragedy has been one of the most hotly contested and theorized topics in the Western canon, yet today, commonplace events are routinely deemed tragic. This seminar examines the history of tragedy by considering representative and foundational literary and philosophical texts (Shakespeare, Aristotle, Sophocles, Milton, Marlowe, and Nietzsche) to understand the “tragic”: catharsis, revenge, fate, pity, etc. Enrollment limited to 17 undergraduate students. WRIT
Fall 2017
13:00 - 13:50 Mon, Wed, Fri - from Sep 6, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017