Course Information
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600007104

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 4
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
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)
Learning Outcomes
Students attending this course will: • Comprehend the role of theatre in American society as a public platform where political discourses are debated and cultural issues negotiated. • Understand the impact of theatre on the formation of a distinctly American national identity. • Become familiar with major movements, figures, and events that significantly contributed to the development of American theatre. • Be able to approach a dramatic text by focusing on both its theatrical qualities and cultural significance.
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 main objective of this course is to help undergraduate students get acquainted with a variety of styles developed and practised by male and female, mainstream and non mainstream, white and colored dramatists of the last four decades in the U.S. Emphasis will also be placed on the development of interpretive and critical skills in evaluating contemporary drama. Students are expected to read at least one play per week. Evaluation: Final class exam
theare, theory, history, criticism
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
Course Organization
Reading Assigment241.0
Student Assessment
final exam
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Θέατρο,Κοινωνία, Έθνος: απο την Αμερική στις Ηνωμένες Πολιτείες
Additional bibliography for study
Antonin, Artaud. The Theatre and Its Double Aston, Elaine. Theatre as Sign System (PN 2041. S45A85) Austin, Gayle, Feminist Theories for Dramatic Criticism (PN 1633. F45A9) Bennett, Susan. Theatre Audiences (PN 1590. A9B48) Berney, K. A. Contemporary American Dramatists (PS 352. C65) Bigsby, C. W. E. A critical introduction to twentieth-century American drama. Bordman, Gerald Martin. American theatre: a chronicle of comedy and drama, 1869-1914. Birringer, Johannes. Theatre, History, Postmodernism (PN 2039. B57) Chinoy, Helen Krich., Jenkins, Linda Walsh. Women in American theatre. Cohn, Ruby. American Dramatists 1960-1980. Digaetani, John. Search for a Postmodern Theatre (PS 352. S43). Dolan, Jill. Spectator as Critic. Kolin, Philip. American Playwrights Since 1945 (PS 350. A4) Macdonald, Erik. Theatre at the Margins (PN 2193. E86. M33). Malkin, Jeanette. Verbal Violence in Contemporary Drama (PN 1861. M28) Mance Williams. Black Theatre in the 1960s and 1970s (PN 2270. A35) Marranca, Bonnie and G. Dasgupta (eds). American Playwrights. Martin, Jacqueline. Voice in Modern Theatre (PN 2071. S65M37) Martin, Randy. Performance as Political Act Orr, John. Tragicomedy and Contemporary Culture (PN 1907. 07) Pavis, Patrice. Theatre at the Crossroads of Culture (PN1643. P3813) Phelan, Peggy. The Politics of Performance (NY 650. P6P47) Postlewait, Thomas. Interpreting the Theatrical Past Reinelt, G. ed. Critical Theory and Performance (PN 2039. C75) Roudané, Matthew. American Drama Since 1960 (PS 352. R 68) Wiles, Timothy. The Theatre Event (PN 2189. W51980) Quinn, Arthur Hobson. Representative American plays: from 1767 to the present day. Senelick, Laurence. The American stage: writing on theater from Washington Irving to Tony Kushner. Walker, Julia A. Expressionism and modernism in the American theatre: bodies, voices, words. Watt, Stephen and Gary A. Richardson. American drama: colonial to contemporary. Wilmeth, Don B. and C. W. E. Bigsby. The Cambridge history of American theatre. Witham, Barry. Theatre in the United States, 1750-1915. ************************** .NOTE: Students are not expected to read all these secondary books. They can consult those sources they consider most useful for their better understanding of the course.
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