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123046 PS Literary Studies / Proseminar Literature (2019W)

US Drama: History and Analysis

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 11.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 18.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 25.10. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 08.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 15.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 22.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 29.11. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 06.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 13.12. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 10.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 17.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 24.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19
Friday 31.01. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 4 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-19

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This literary studies seminar on US-American dramatic texts is designed to cover three key dimensions: It offers a historical survey of US-American dramatic literary tradition, a discussion of theories of the genre and media specific practices, and a space to hone and practice formal dramatic analysis and interpretation.
We will discuss aesthetic genre traditions and how US-American drama evolves as a hybrid of 19th century precedents of commercial stage productions and transatlantic lines of modernist drama. We will discuss how it draws on and emancipates itself from influences such as Strindberg, Chekhov, Ibsen, and how Realist and Naturalist tendencies as well as Expressionist and Epic Theater impact its early forms and content. The class covers canonical theory and texts from Glaspell to Miller, Williams and contemporary plays. Our readings aim to explore African American, feminist, queer, and postcolonial playwrighting and to make room for student choices and interests.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active class participation (10%)
Expert session (20%)
Paper proposal and annotated bibliography (20%)
Final paper (50%)
You need to complete all requirements to acquire credit for the course.

Examination topics

Reading list

Texts (please acquire paper copies and start reading in advance):
Susan Glaspell Trifles (1916), Thornton Wilder Our Town (1938), Tennessee Williams A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Arthur Miller Death of a Salesman (1949), Edward Albee Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), Lorraine Hansberry A Raisin in the Sun (1959), David Henry Hwang M Butterfly (1988)

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344, BA 612; BEd 046 / 407
Code/Modul: UF 3.3.3-304, BA10.1; BEd 08a.1, BEd 08b.2
Lehrinhalt: 12-3041

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