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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2011–2012
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ENGFS4 Option: Shakespeare and War 6 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Englantilainen filologia
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

  •     Thu 16-18 B3112 (MANNINEN) 

This course focuses on the topic of war in Shakespeare's Macbeth, Julius Caesar and Henry V. The three plays shape themselves around the need for and containment of political violence in times of tyranny, civil war, or military conquest. We will discuss how a nation or political system is constructed as worth defending, how societies define the justified use of violence, and what happens if faith in its justification is challenged by the perception of failed or morally unacceptable leadership. In studying the plays, we will trace Shakespeare's development of the search for understanding of social identity, personal ambition, and responsibility to self and public.

Assessment: essay and class contribution.

Enrolment for University Studies


Alisa Manninen, Teacher responsible


8-Sep-2011 – 8-Dec-2011