He's still dead. So it's not that.
Nope, I'm scheduled to teach our upper level Shakespeare course again this fall. I hadn't taught it for like 8 years, and suddenly, two years in a row. Very cool.
I posted before, asking for suggestions, and now I'm going to ask again for help with ideas for a topics in the study of Shakespeare sort of class.
Last semester, I did a "Green Shakespeare" course, focusing on ecocriticism and Shakespeare. Before that, I did an ecocriticism and early modern drama senior seminar. This semester, I'm doing a senior seminar on race in/and early modern drama.
I'm thinking a Shakespeare and Race course would be good. It would be nice to teach some of the other Shakespeare plays and use critical race theory, which I'm using in the current senior seminar.
I don't have to worry much about students taking a senior seminar and then a junior level course, so it would be an opportunity for a different group of students, and I'm feeling pretty well read on race and early modern drama stuffs.
On the other hand, I'd like to think further about ecocriticism stuffs, and have an idea for a paper on a Shakespeare play to work on.
I've thought about Feminism and Shakespeare, but it seems like the heyday of Feminist criticism was in the 90s, and I want to look more foreward.