University of Zurich
1 or 2 semesters
Taking as a point of departure a topical connection between a set of texts—often across the literary, dramatic, cinematic or visual divide—at issue is not providing solid evidence for an explicit intermedial intertextuality
Taking as a point of departure a topical connection between a set of texts—often across the literary, dramatic, cinematic or visual divide—at issue is not providing solid evidence for an explicit intermedial intertextuality between them. Instead, if a given oeuvre—be this Shakespeare’s plays, Wagner’s operas or an aesthetic genre —has had a resilient afterlife, the question is also what shifts have occurred in the course of such cultural survival. The ‘cross’ at play in the critical term involves a constant oscillation between past and present, between the prior text and its subsequent refiguration, and as such brings the issue of the uncanny into play.
The project is also open for recently graduated undergraduate students and for graduate students.
The project is available in the Fall and Spring semester.
The English Department at the University of Zurich is one of the larger Departments in the Faculty of Arts, and certainly the biggest English Department in Switzerland. This allows us to offer a breadth of innovative and creative teaching, which benefits from world-leading research in English literature and linguistics carried out by our staff. We hope that you will enjoy your English studies and take advantage of the scope our programmes offer, encouraging you to determine your own path in the
explorations into language and literature that your studies will promote.