Performing Arts

Course Information
TitleΘεατρικές Τέχνες / Performing Arts
CodeΛογ 520
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600003990


Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Anglikés kai Amerikanikés SpoudésElective CoursesWinter/Spring-10

Class Information
Academic Year2016 – 2017
Class PeriodSpring
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Course Objectives • To develop an understanding of theatre and performance theory and practice • To formulate critical responses to the social efficacy of theatre and performance, that is learn to relate theatre/performannce to life and aesthetics. • To encourage students to approach theatre as a flexible term hospitable to human activities that go past the standard definition of theatre as merely an act of mimesis • to learn to reflect on the event-ness of theatre , which means to develop a new awareness regarding the idea of presence, physicality, and now-ness
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
  • Design and manage projects
  • 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 aim of this course is to give students a broad understanding of the field of performance studies in relation to a wide variety of critical, cultural, and historical perspectives as well as various disciplines (gender and cultural studies, race studies, political theory etc.). The students will explore current trends (i.e. postdarmatic, transnational theatre/ performance, performative public activism, eco-theatre, docu-drama, devised theatre, among others) focusing on their aesthetic and ideological responses to contemporary cultural issues and socio-political changes. To support all the above, the students are expected to familiarize themselves with a corpus of a number of performance texts by artists of different nationalities and backgrounds in order to have a more inclusive and varied view of the field.
Theatre, Performance, Interaction, Theory, Culture, Ideology
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Powerpoint presentations, ealeatning
Course Organization
Reading Assigment782.8
Written assigments1585.7
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Σάββας Πατσαλίδης, Θέατρο, κοινωνία, Έθνος, Θεσσαλονίκη, University Studio Press, 2010 Σάββας Πατσαλίδης, Θέατρο και παγκοσμιοποίηση, Αθήνα, Παπαζήσης, 2012
Additional bibliography for study
Ashcroft, B., G. Griffiths, and H. Tiffin. The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Post-colonial Literatures. Ashcroft et al., eds. The Post-Colonial Studies Reader Bhabha, Homi. The Location of Culture Bharucha, R. Theatre and the World. Birringer, Johannes. Theatre, Theory, Postmodernism. Bourdieu, Pierre. The Field of Cultural Production Butler Judith. Bodies That Matter Calhoun, Craig. Social History and the Politics of Identity Chow, R. Writing Diaspora: Tactics of Intervention in Contemporarty Cultural Studies. Davis, Geoffrey V. and Anne Fuchs, eds. Theatre and Change in South Africa. Eagleton, Terry. Ideology of the Aesthetic. Fanon, Frantz. The Wretched of the Earth. ---------------. Black Skin, White Masks Gilbert, Helen, ed. Postcolnial Plays: an Anthology. Gilbert, Helen and Joanne Tompkins. Postcolonial Drama. Greenblatt, S. Marvelous Possessions: The Wonder of the New World. Kelly, Veronica, ed. Our Australian Theatre in the 1990s. Kingh, Bruce. Derek Walcott and WEst Indian Drama Kristeva, Julia. Powers of Horror: An Essay on Abjection Maufort, Marc and Franca Bellarsi, eds. Crucible of Cultures Maufort, Marc, ed. Staging Difference Moore-Gilbert, Bart. Postcolnial Theory Novy, Marianne. Cross-cultural Performances Pavis, Patrice. Theatre at the Crossroads of Culture Said, Edward. Orientalism Salhi, Kamal, ed. African Theatre for Development Stallybrass, P. and A. White. The Politics and Poetics of Transgression Ukpokodu, I. P. Socio-Political Theatre in Nigeria. Urry, J. The Tourist Gaze: Leisure and Travel in Contemporary Societies. Wagner, A. ed. Contemporary Canadian Theatre. Wallace, R. Producing Marginality: Theatre and Criticism in Canada. Wertheim, Albert. The Dramatic Art of Athol Fugard Wilentz, G. Binding Cultures: Black Women Writers in Africa and the Diaspora Yajnik, R. K. The Indian Theatre: Its Origins and Its Later Developments Under European Influence. Yarrow, Ralph. Indian Theatre. Note: In addition to the books on this reading list students are strongly encouraged to consult periodical sources as well, like MODERN DRAMA, THE DRAMA REVIEW, THEATRE JOURNAL, THEATRE SURVEY, PERFORMING ARTS JOURNAL, THEATREFORUM among others.
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