Tragedy in Universal Literature


This course explores the evolution and impact of tragedy as a literary genre, from its origins in Greek and Roman drama to its influence on modern theater, film, and global literature, including non-Western traditions.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a comprehensive understanding of the history, themes, and cultural significance of tragedy in universal literature, as well as the ability to analyze and critically evaluate tragic works from diverse cultural and historical contexts.

Course program

Tragedy as a Literary Genre
Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides
Roman Tragedy and Its Legacy
Tragedy in the 17th Century: Shakespeare and His Contemporaries
French Theater: Corneille, Racine, and Molière
The Role of Fate and Destiny in Tragic Literature
The Influence of Tragedy on Modern Theater and Film
The Influence of Tragedy on Contemporary Literature and Other Media
Tragedy in Non-Western Literatures