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123222 SE Literature Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English (2013S)

Farce

11.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

max. 18 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Dienstag 12.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 19.03. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 09.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 16.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 23.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 30.04. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 07.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 14.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 28.05. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 04.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 11.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 18.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Dienstag 25.06. 10:00 - 12:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

Farce has been provocatively defined as "practical joking turned theatrical" (Eric Bentley, 1964). Although always popular with audiences, farces have been held in low esteem by critics throughout theatre history: "the most contemptible sort of drama" (Nahum Tate, 1693). Still, there are good reasons for studying this minor subgenre, as it can provide relevant insights into the psychology and aesthetics of reception in the literary domain in general and into the intricacies of generic cross-over phenomena in particular.
The farces proposed for detailed analysis cover a wide variety of categories, e.g. classic middlebrow farce (Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott, "No Sex, Please -- We're British", 1971); metaphysical farce and the Theatre of the Absurd (Samuel Beckett, "Endgame", 1957); meta-theatrical farce (Michael Frayn, "Noises Off", 1982); biographical farce (Freud and Dalí in Terry Johnson, "Hysteria", 1993).

NB: Students wishing to register early and ready to take on one of the topics for oral presentations in March/April are kindly asked to contact Prof. Huber via e-mail wern.huber@univie.ac.at ASAP.

Preliminary Course Outline (Early Registration):
March 12: Introduction + (1) Farce: Definitions
March 19: (2) Michael Frayn and Farce + (3) Introducing "Noises Off"
April 9: GUEST LECTURE: Dr. Michael Raab: "Translating Frayn"
April 16: (4) Farce in the History of English Literature and Theatre

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Requirements for credit: regular attendance, active participation in class, PowerPoint presentation, research paper (20-25 pp.), written final written test.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

It is the aim of this course to introduce students to varieties of farce as a comic subgenre and to study some of the basic premises and conditions of how humour works in the theatre.

Prüfungsstoff

Class discussion of plays and selected scenes, student presentations on selected topics.

Literatur

A customised anthology will be available from StudienServiceStelle Anglistik ASAP. Further material for obligatory and ancillary reading will be provided on an e-learning platform. Therefore, students are asked to familiarise themselves in advance with the MOODLE platform. For introduction and self-guided tour, please see <https://elearning.univie.ac.at/>.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 322, 326/328, 336/338, 721-723, 821, UF4.2.4-322, BA10.2, MA4, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0374

Letzte Änderung: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33