Shakespeare studies is a complementary minor for many programs. There’s a reason Shakespeare’s poems and plays have endured the test of time. His colorful characters give us a glimpse into specific and universal human experiences.

Why Shakespeare studies at Sewanee?

The minor in Shakespeare studies is an interdisciplinary approach to Shakespeare in performance. It is based on these convictions: a) Shakespeare, as an exemplary literary and historical figure, merits intensive study; b) the literary, historical, and philosophical study of Shakespeare’s text informs and enriches the production of his plays and c) the discipline and experience of performing his plays illuminates the academic study of his work.

A Sampling of Courses

Shakespeare Studies

Programs of Study & Related Programs

Requirements for the Minor in Shakespeare Studies

Requirements for the Major in English | Website

Requirements for the Certificate in Creative Writing | Website


Pamela R. Macfie
Professor of English and Chair of Shakespeare Studies

Gailor Hall 113, Ext. 1138