Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600009877

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
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
- students are introduced to the intricacies of Beckett’s writing - students are exposed to contemporary British theatre texts (of the post-Beckett period) - students follow the course of British theatre making after Beckett (examining how his experimentation in the theatre has been reflected / echoed / resisted and carried further in plays of the post-Beckettian period)
General Competences
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
. A collection of exemplary dramatic texts (both by Beckett and by post-Beckett playwrights such as Ravenhill, Churchill, Pinter, Crimp, debbie tucker green, Εnda Walsh etc.) form necessary material for analysis and discussion in class. -Students are provided with additional bibliography on Beckett's work as well as on post-Beckett playwrights
drama, Samuel Beckett, modern Britishh theatre
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
Course Organization
Reading Assigment301.2
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities100.4
Written assigments301.2
Student Assessment
final exam and one optional essay in the course of the semester(either reflection essay following creative project work, or a research paper on suggested topics)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Report (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
Brater, Enoch. Beyond Minimalism: Beckett's Late Style in the Theater. New York: Oxford UP, 1987. Print. Cohn, Ruby. Back to Beckett. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, 1973. Print. Cronin, Anthony, Samuel Beckett: the Last Modernist. London: HarperCollins, 1996. Print. Fletcher, John, and John Spurling. Beckett: A Study of His Plays. New York: Hill and Wang, 1972. Print. Gussow, Mel. Conversations with and about Beckett. New York: Grove, 1996. Print. Kalb, Jonathan. Beckett in Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989. Print. Kennedy, Andrew K. Samuel Beckett. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1989. Print. Knowlson, James, Damned to Fame: the Life of Samuel Beckett. London: Bloomsbury, 1996. Lyons, Charles R. Samuel Beckett. London and Basingstoke: MacMillan, 1983. Print. McMillan, Dougald, and Martha Fehsenfeld. Beckett in the Theatre: The Author as Practical Playwright and Director. London: J. Calder, 1988. Print. McMullan, Anna. Theatre on Trial: Samuel Beckett's Later Drama. New York: Routledge, 1993. Print. Raby, Peter. Ed. The Cambridge Companion to Harold Pinter. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2001. Pinter, Harold. Various Voices: Prose, Poetry, Politics 1948- 1998. London: Faber and Faber, 1998.. Esslin, Martin. Pinter: A Study of his Plays. London: Methuen, 1973. Gussow, Mel. Conversations with Pinter. London: Nick Hern, 1994. Smith, Ian. Pinter in the Theatre. London: Nick Hern, 2005. Diamond, Elin. Pinter's Comic Play. Lewisburg: Bucknell UP, 1985. Print. Scott, Michael, ed. Harold Pinter: The Birthday Party, The Caretaker & The Homecoming: a Casebook. London: Macmillan, 1986. Gale, Steven H., ed. Harold Pinter: Critical Approaches. Rutherford: Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 1986. Aston, Elaine, and Elin Diamond, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Caryl Churchill. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009. Randall, Phyllis R. Caryl Churchill: A Casebook. New York: Garland Pub., 1988. Print. Inchley, Maggie. "Hearing Young Voices on the London Stage:Shit Bein'Seventeen Int it? Never Take Us Serious'." Contemporary Theatre Review 22.3 (2012): 327-343. Sierz, Aleks. "Beyond timidity? The state of British new writing." PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 27.3 (2005): 55-61. Aston, Elaine. ‘Debbie Tucker Green’. The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights. Ed. Middeke, Martin, Peter P. Schnierer and Aleks Sierz. London: Methuen, 2011. 183-202. Fragkou, Marissia and Lynette Goddard. ‘Acting In/Action: Staging Human Rights in debbie tucker green’s Royal Court Plays’. Contemporary British Theatre: Breaking New Ground. Ed. Vicky Angelaki. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. (available online) Goddard, Lynette. Staging Black Feminisms: Identity, Politics, Performance. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007 Sierz, Aleks. The Theatre of Martin Crimp. London: Methuen Drama, 2006. Sierz, Aleks. In-Yer-Face Theatre: British Drama Today. London: Faber and Faber, 2001.
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