CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN DRAMA/THEATRE

Course Information
TitleΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΟ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΙΚΟ ΘΕΑΤΡΟ / CONTEMPORARY AMERICAN DRAMA/THEATRE
CodeΛογ7-329
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600007104

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600059888
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Ability to analyze texts to tell differences between drama/theatre/literature to compare genres to understand the value of theatre as a teaching/pedagogical tool
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The main objective of this course is to help undergraduate students get acquainted with a variety of styles developed and practised by male and female, mainstream and non mainstream, white and colored dramatists of the last four decades in the U.S. Emphasis will also be placed on the development of interpretive and critical skills in evaluating contemporary drama. Students are expected to read at least one play per week. Evaluation: Final class exam
Keywords
theare, theory, history, criticism
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures401.6
English
Total401.6
Student Assessment
Description
Φιναλ εχαμσ
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θέατρο,Κοινωνία, Έθνος: απο την Αμερική στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Additional bibliography for study
Alba, Richard D. Ethnic Identities (E 184. A1A45) Antonin, Artaud. The Theatre and Its Double Ashcroft, Bill et al (eds). The Postcolonial Studies Reader. Aston, Elaine. Theatre as Sign System (PN 2041. S45A85) Austin, Gayle, Feminist Theories for Dramatic Criticism (PN 1633. F45A9) Barker, Francis. Postmodernism and the Re-Reading of Modernity (PN 88. P67P69). Bennett, Susan. Theatre Audiences (PN 1590. A9B48) Benston, Kimberly. Baraka: The Renegade and the Mask, 1976. Berney, K. A. Contemporary American Dramatists (PS 352. C65) Bernstein, Samuel. The Strands Entwined: A New Direction in American Drama, 1980. Bertens, Hans. The Idea of the Postmodern Birringer, Johannes. Theatre, History, Postmodernism (PN 2039. B57) Blau, Herbert. The Eye of Prey: Subversions of the Postmodern Blonsky, Marshall. American Mythologies Bourdieu, Pierre. The Field of Cultural Production (NY 180. S6B68) Calhoun, Craig. Social History and the Politics of Identity (HM 131. S63) Calinescu, Matei. Five Faces of Modernity ____. Exploring Postmodernism (PN 98. P67E97). Callinicos, Alex. Against Postmodernism (B 831. 2. C34) Case, Sue-Ellen. The Performance of Power Cohn, Ruby. American Dramatists 1960-1980. Collins, Jim. Uncommon Cultures: Popular Culture and Postmodernism. Connor, Steven. Postmodernist Culture (PN 98. P67C66) Culler, Jonathan. On Deconstruction (PN 98. D43C8) Digaetani, John. Search for a Postmodern Theatre (PS 352. S43). Docherty, Thomas. After Theory: Postmodernism/Postmarxism (PN98. P641) ______. (ed). Postmodernism: A Reader. Dolan, Jill. Spectator as Critic. Downing, David B., ed. Image and Ideology in Modern/Postmodern Discourse (PN 771. 145) Eagleton, Terry. Ideology of the Aesthetic (BH 151. E2) Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth. Foster, Hal (ed). Anti-Aesthetic. Geetz, Clifford. The Interpretation of Cultures (GN 315. G3C) Geis, Deborah. Postmodern Theatric[h]s. Harvey, David. The Condition of Postmodernity (CB428. H38) Harriott, Esther. American Voices Hart, Lynda. Acting Out: Feminist Performances _______. Making a Spectacle. Hilton, Julian. Performance (PN 2061. H55) Hoesterev, Ingeborg (ed.). Zeitgeist in Babel: The Postmodernist Controversy (B 831. 2. Z45). Hutcheon, Linda. The Politics of Postmodernism Huyssen, Andreas. After the Great Divide: Modernism, Mass Culture, Postmodernism. Jameson, Fredric. The Political Unconscious. _______. Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism. Jordan, Glenn. Cultural Politics (NY180 S6J66) Kaye, Nick. Postmodernism and Performance (PN 2037. K35) Kearney, Richard. The Wake of Imagination (PN 56745. K43) -------Poetics of Imagining (B 105.149 K42) Keefe, Susan. Chicano Ethnicity (E 184. M5K431) Kellner, Douglas. Media Culture: Cultural Studies, Identity and Politics Between the Modern and the Postmodern. Kolin, Philip. American Playwrights Since 1945 (PS 350. A4) Kroker, Arthur and Cook, David. The Postmodern Scene. La Capra, Dominick. Rethinking Intellectual History Lyotard, Jean-Francois. The Postmodern Condition. Macdonald, Erik. Theatre at the Margins (PN 2193. E86. M33). Madison, Garry. The Hermeneutics of Postmodernity (BD 241. M25) Malkin, Jeanette. Verbal Violence in Contemporary Drama (PN 1861. M28) Mance Williams. Black Theatre in the 1960s and 1970s (PN 2270. A35) Mann, Paul. Theory-Death of the Avant-Garde (BH 301. A94M36). Marranca, Bonnie and G. Dasgupta (eds). American Playwrights. Martin, Jacqueline. Voice in Modern Theatre (PN 2071. S65M37) Martin, Randy. Performance as Political Act McCorkle, James. Still Performance (PS 3525. A8477S86). Mukerji, Chandra, ed. Rethinking Popular Culture (N 357. R48) Nelson, Brian. Asian American Drama Novy, Marianne. Cross-cultural Performances Orr, John. Tragicomedy and Contemporary Culture (PN 1907. 07) Pavis, Patrice. Theatre at the Crossroads of Culture (PN1643. P3813) Payne, Micahel. Reading Theory: An Introduction to Lacan, Derrida, Kristeva (PN 81. P39) Phelan, Peggy. The Politics of Performance (NY 650. P6P47) Postlewait, Thomas. Interpreting the Theatrical Past Pottlitzer, Joanne. Hispanic Theatre in the United States and Perto Rico (PN 2270. H57P68). Reinelt, G. ed. Critical Theory and Performance (PN 2039. C75) Roudané, Matthew. American Drama Since 1960 (PS 352. R 68) Said, Edward. Orientalism. Schechner, Richard. Performance Theory -------. Between Theatre and Anthropology (PN 2041. A57533) Seller, Maxine. Ethnic Theatre in U.S (PN 2226. E85) Shank, Theodore. American Alternative Theatre. Silverman, Hugh J (ed). Postmodernism: Philosophy and the Arts (B 831. 2. P68). Simard, Rodney. Postmodern Drama (PS 352. S571984) Simons, Herbert W. After Postmodernism (B 831 A4) Smith, Larry E., Discourse Across Cultures (PE 2751. D57) Trachtenberg, Alan. The Postmodern Moment (NY 456.5. P66P66) Turabian, Kate L. A Manual for Writers of Term Papers, Theses and Dissertations (Ref. LB2369 T8) Vattimo, Gianni. The End of Modernity (B 828. 3 V3713) Whitaker, Thomas. Fields of Play in Modern Drama (PN 1851. W45) Wiles, Timothy. The Theatre Event (PN 2189. W51980) Williams, Linda. Hard Core: Power, Pleasure and the Frenzy of the Visible. Wolf, Naomi. The Beauty Myth ************************** .NOTE: Students are not expected to read all these secondary books. They can consult those sources they consider most useful for their better understanding of the course.
Last Update
19-09-2013