Welcome to WR150 I5: The Bard in the Digital Age
Spring Semester 2011, Boston University
This is the Instructor's Portfolio page and the primary resource for the course. If you have questions or need to stop in to my office hours, see my Contact Info.
Here, you will find links to readings, resources, and assignments, as well as a class blog and assignment sequence. For updates on what was done in class, see the Class Blog.
About the Course
WR 100 and WR 150 make up a two-semester sequence of writing courses required of most Boston University undergraduates. They are designed to help all students acquire skills and habits of mind essential both to their academic success and to their future personal, professional, and civic lives. WR 100 and WR 150 are taught as small, topic-based seminars. Different sections of these courses address a range of different topics.
Students in this course will examine both the drama of Shakespeare’s time and works from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries that address or revise the earlier plays. Through their examination and comparison of these texts, students will learn about the ideas and ideologies that have been passed down through literary tradition while exploring the value of critical analysis. The course will provide students with the skills they will need to articulate their concerns about the social changes made evident in these works. Course readings will include works by Shakespeare, Marlowe, Bulgakov, and Stoppard, as well as films, graphic novels, webcomics, and online sites and resources.
To see what we're currently up to, please visit our class blog!
Please feel free to browse the Portfolio and to contact me with any questions.