Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600007768

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

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

Class Information
Academic Year2017 – 2018
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
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 advent of a new century offers an adequate, albeit arbitrary, opportunity to think of our most recent past, to re-assess some of its political, social and literary achievements and failures. The aim of this course is to provide a broad survey of recent developments in the field of drama around the globe, discuss differences and similarities in terms of style, thematics, ideology, concerns, etc. as well as problems and possiblities generated by the eruption of this pluralism. For example, to what extent is cultural hybridity a liberating force? Does, in any way, mask a new system of hierarchies? Is it deployed on behalf of the dominant? How does the appeal to anti-essentialist models and plural alliances re-negotiate fundamental differences amongst peoples, nations, ideologies, cultures etc? How do oppositional movements affect the "centre"? Or is it left "untroubled" to propagate the key strategy in colonial management―"divide and rule"? Etc, etc, etc. For more, join us this coming semester.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Book
Course Organization
Reading Assigment
Student Assessment
final term exams
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
PRIMARY SOURCES Instructor. Prof. Savas Patsalidis Soyinka, Wole. The Bacchae (Nigeria 1970) Osofisan, Femi. The Gods Are Not to Blame (Nigeria 1971) Taylor, Jane. Ubu and the Truth Commission (South Africa 1997) Fugard, Athol. Island (South Africa1973) Walcott, Derek. A Branch of the Blue Nile (Trinidad 1983) Highway, Tomson. Rez Sisters (Canada 1986) Pollock, Sharon. Blood Relations ( Canada 1983) Verdecchia, Guillermo. Fronteras Americanas (Canada 1993) Gomez-Pena, Guillermo. The New World Border (Mexican American 1994) Suzan-Lori Parks. America Play (African American 1995) Padmanabhan, Manjula. Harvest (India 1997) FURTHER READING (OPTIONAL) Karnad, Girish. Hayavadana (India 1971) Aidoo, Ama Ata. Anowa (Ghana, 1970) Chye Thuan, Kee, 1984 Here and Now (Malaysia 1985) Grace-Smith, Brian, Nga Pou Wahine (New Zealand 1995) Ping, Chin Woon. Details Connot Body Wants (Singapore 1992)
Additional bibliography for study
THEATRE(S) IN ENGLISH Lit. 459 A SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 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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