16th Century Revised

Weeks 6-9

Week 6

Monday, September 28: Spenser, The Faerie Queene, Book 1, Canto 1; Hodes’s “Orcs, Britons, and the Martial Race Myth, Part II: They’re Not Human.” [CN: kidnapping, racist stereotypes, violence]

Wednesday, September 30: Spenser, Book 1, Canto 9; the Countess of Pembroke, poems. [CN: depression, suicide]

Week 7, Oct 5-7

Monday, October 5: Spenser, Book 1, Canto 11; Sidney’s Astrophil and Stella, 1, 2, 3, and 7. [CN: graphic violence, racism, sexual coercion]

Wednesday, October 7: Finish discussing Spenser.

Week 8, Oct 12-14


The Public Theatre NY, “#ToBeBlack

Othello Comic Strip by mrsepps

Keith Hamilton Cobb’s American Moor, streaming in Teams, Monday during class 12:00-1:30 PM and Monday evening, 7:00-8:30 PM [CN: racism, trauma]

Justin Shaw’s “‘Rub Him About the Temples’: Othello, Disability, and the Failures of Care


Shakespeare Unlimited Podcast #54, “Keith Hamilton Cobb’s American Moor.”


Shakespeare, Race, and Performance: A Conversation with Dr. Erika T. Lin and Keith Hamilton Cobb
Thursday, October 15, 2020 – 4:30-6:00 PM
https://events.hofstra.edu/index.php?eID=38421 (preregistration required)


A Bit Lit Podcast #46, “Ambereen Dadabhoy on early modern race and the English playhouse.”

Adams’s “The King, and not I: Refusing neutrality —.”

Week 9, Oct 19-21


Monday-Wednesday, October 19-21: No synchronous class meetings! Instead, book and attend a one-on-one Teams Conferences and a small group Peer Review for our Second Projects.

Second Projects due by the end of the day on Sunday, October 25.


Tuesday, October 20, 5:00 PM: Professor Justin Shaw of Clark University will be Zooming in to PSU to discuss the intersections of race, emotions, disability, and medicine in early modern literature. For details and registration, please visit: https://colab.plymouthcreate.net/programs/intersectionality/