Performing Arts

Course Information
TitleΘεατρικές Τέχνες / Performing Arts
CodeΛογ 520
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015364

Programme of Study: PMS Anglikés kai Amerikanikés Spoudés

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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
- Student will become familiar with the field of theatre and performance studies - Students will develop a critical outlook by examining the vibrant relation between the aesthetics of performance and audience expectations - Students will approach the multidimensional nature of the theatrical event as both ephemeral and diachronic
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
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • 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
Power-point presentations e-learning platform
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1104
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Ashcroft, B., G. Griffiths, and H. Tiffin. The Empire Writes Back: Theory and Practice in Postcolonial Literatures. Ashcroft et al., eds. The PostColonial 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 MooreGilbert, Bart. Postcolnial Theory Novy, Marianne. Crosscultural 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. SocioPolitical 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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