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120012 SE Literary Seminar / BA-Thesis: Classic Irish Drama (2008W)

11.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Anrechenbar als 322, 722 und 821 für den UniStG-Studienplan. ECTS UF Englisch: 3.00; ECTS 343: 5.00
Diese LVA gilt für das Bachelorstudium nach UG2002, das Diplomstudium (UniStG) und das Lehramt UF Englisch (UniStG).

Details

max. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 09.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 16.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 23.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 30.10. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 06.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 13.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 20.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 27.11. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 04.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 11.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 18.12. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 08.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 15.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 22.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17
Thursday 29.01. 09:00 - 11:00 Raum 5 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-17

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Although there is virtually no Irish theatre tradition to speak of before the 1890s, Irish theatre and drama in the 20th century is arguably the most important field of cultural discourse in which questions of cultural politics and national identity have been negotiated: viz.
- the quest for cultural identity and the Abbey Theatre as a national theatre for Ireland (John M. Synge, Sean O'Casey);
- the post-WW II avant-garde (Samuel Beckett and the Theatre of the Absurd);
- the Field Day Movement (Brian Friel);
- representations of the New Ireland/Celtic Tiger Ireland of the 1990s (Martin McDonagh).
Plays and playwrights to be studied in detail are:
John M. Synge, The Playboy of the Western World (1907); Sean O'Casey, The Silver Tassie (1928); Samuel Beckett, All That Fall (1957) (radio play), Brian Friel, Translations (1980); Martin McDonagh, The Cripple of Inishmaan (1997).

Assessment and permitted materials

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

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

It is the aim of this course to introduce students to the rich tradition of twentieth-century Irish drama and alert them to Ireland's contribution to world theatre. It will also be necessary to relate these plays to the contexts of Irish life, society and culture in the 20th century.

Examination topics

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

Reading list

A customised anthology will be available from 1 September 2008. Additional material will be provided on an e-learning platform. Therefore, students are asked to familiarise themselves in advance with the Blackboard Vista platform; for introduction and self-guided tour, please see
https://www.univie.ac.at/ZID/elearning-infos-studierende/

Association in the course directory

322, 821, 722, 1121

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