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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

Project description

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.

Faculty Department

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.

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