Drama, Culture, Society

Course Information
TitleΘεατρικά Έργα, Κοινωνία, Πολιτισμός / Drama, Culture, Society
CodeΛογ 521
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600015365

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 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
The students will be able to • Interpret dramatic texts in relation to the historical context of their production • Explore the role of the theatre in addressing social issues and raising public awareness • Evaluate audience reception and critical response to theatrical events • Trace the ideological contradictions imbedded in the dramatic text
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)
This course approaches dramatic texts in specific historical periods examining how the theatre has often served as a touchstone for moments of political change, social restructuring, and cultural redefinition and as a way of engaging with questions of identity formation. The students will become familiar with the reflexive interaction between drama, stage, and culture and how this underlines the role of theatre as a product, an expression, and an integral constituent of its society.
theatre, society, culture
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
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, access to elearning.
Course Organization
Reading Assigment1254.5
Written assigments1585.7
Student Assessment
oral presentations, participation in class discussions, final paper.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Additional bibliography for study
Carlson, Marvin. Theories of the Theatre: A Historical and Critical Survey, from the Greeks to the Present. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1984. McConachie, Bruce A. Theatre and Mind. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2012. ___________________. Engaging Audiences: A Cognitive Approach to Spectating in the Theatre. New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2008.
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