Course Texts

(Please purchase the texts specified below, which are for sale online and at the Bookstore)

Shakespeare, William. The Tempest. Norton Critical Edition. Ed. Peter Hulme and William H. Sherman. New York: WW Norton & Co., 2003.

—–The Taming of the Shrew. Arden Shakespeare. 3rd ed. Ed. Barbara Hodgdon. London: Methuen Drama, 2010.

—–. The History of King Lear. The Oxford Shakespeare. Ed. Stanley Wells. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008.

—–. Richard II. The Oxford Shakespeare. Ed. Anthony B. Dawson and Paul Yachin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011.

—–. Titus Andronicus. Arden Shakespeare. 3rd Series. Ed. Jonathan Bate. New York: Routledge, 1995.

Late or Missing Assignments

All work is due on the date and at the time specified on the calendar. Late work may not be accepted. If you know you will be absent the day an assignment is due, please let me know in advance. Whether the absence is planned or unplanned, you will be responsible for getting the paper to me on time, and we will need to make the appropriate arrangements, including your provision of a documented excuse.


0-2 missed day(s)=100, 3 missed =50, 4 missed =0, 5 or more=fail course. Please keep track of your own absences. It is your responsibility to find out what you missed for a class. You are marked late if you arrive past 1:15. If you sleep through five or more minutes of class you will receive an unexcused absence for that class period—no exceptions. Attendance policy is non-negotiable.


Cheating and plagiarism are serious violations of the Student Academic Honesty Code. Plagiarism is briefly defined as intentionally passing off sentences, paragraphs, or entire papers written by someone else as your own original work. Submitting papers already written and submitted in other courses also constitutes academic dishonesty. We will discuss how to adequately document sources early in the semester.

Universal Design and Accessibility

This course emphasizes user-centered design and the value of connectivity over static standards to facilitate “universal instructional design.” Issues of accessibility are an integral component of instruction for all students. While students should disclose non-standard needs in keeping with guidelines provided by the Office of Disability Services in order to have those needs augmented by digital tools such as voice to text software or close captioning, the course recognizes the extent to which all students are “multiply situated learners” (Price 88). As such, the course emphasizes shared strengths over remediation.


Since we are composing multimodal throughout the course, I encourage you to bring a laptop to every class. Please note that laptops are required on Digital Writing Workshop days, as well as on days Blog Posts are due. Please note: that students may check out the Computing Center at Cox Hall and the Music & Media Library at Woodruff Library. The MediaLab on the 4th Floor of Woodruff supports design and video production.

ENG 210W: Major Author’s: Shakespeare’s Globe Syllabus

Below you will find a .pdf of the course syllabus, which contains the course description, outcomes, required texts, polices, and the calendar. Please note that the course calendar, assignments, and texts are subject to change over the duration of the semester, and while the course site will be updated to reflect changes, the .pdf syllabus will not.

Download the PDF file .