Spring 2011

Other Shakespeares: Gender, Race and Sexuality


Krupa Shandilya (Section 01)


Why do we still read Shakespeare? What relevance does Shakespeare have for us today? In this course we will think through explorations of gender, race, caste and sexuality in modern-day adaptations of Shakespearean texts and continued need to engage with Shakespeare in the present-day. We will draw on a wide variety of both filmic and literary texts from across the world. Texts will range from Merchant Ivory’s Shakespeare Wallah to South African activist-novelist Nadine Gordimer’s My Son’s Story and South Asian feminist poet Suniti Namjoshi’s Snapshots of Caliban. Students are required to be familiar with Shakespeare’s The Tempest, Othello, The Merchant of Venice, and Macbeth.

Limited to 20 students.  Spring semester.  Professor Shandilya.

If Overenrolled: contact instructor


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011