ENAM 0107

The Experience of Tragedy

The Experience of Tragedy
For over two millennia tragedy has raised ethical questions and represented conflicts between the divine and the mortal, nature and culture, household and polity, individual and society. What is tragedy? What led to its production and what impact did it have, in ancient times? Why was it reborn in Shakespeare's time? How has tragedy shaped, and been shaped by, gender, class, religion, and nationality? We will address these questions and explore how tragedy continues to influence our literary expectations and experience, as well as our political, social, and familial environment. We will study texts by such authors as Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, Thucydides, Aristotle, Seneca, Shakespeare, Webster, Chikamatsu, Goethe, Nietzsche, O'Neill, Beckett, and Soyinka. (Pre-1800) 3 hrs. lect.
English & American Literatures
English & American Literatures
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ENGL 0107
CMLT 0107


Spring 2021

ENAM0107A-S21 Lecture (Berg)

Fall 2016

ENAM0107A-F16 Lecture (Berg)

Fall 2014

ENAM0107A-F14 Lecture (Berg)