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123230 AR Literature Course (interactive) (2018S)

The Dawn of Modern English Drama

1.50 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 19.03. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 16.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 30.04. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 14.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 28.05. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 11.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Seminarraum 6 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-O1-22.A
Monday 25.06. 14:00 - 16:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

In this interactive course we will explore plays from the late nineteenth and the early twentieth century focusing on their innovative features. Although they retain some traditional traits these texts also introduce significant new elements heralding the advent of modern drama. In our analysis of the plays we will consider such issues as structure, character construction, motifs and themes and place the texts in the context of the changing theatrical landscape and the social and cultural history of the respective period.

Participants are introduced to a comparatively neglected yet highly significant and fascinating body of works for the stage performed in a period of transition, determined, for example, by experiments in theatre management, the struggle against censorship, and fierce debates about 'The Woman Question'.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular attendance, oral presentation, active participation in class discussions, final essay to be written in class

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

contributions to discussions in class 20%
oral presentation 30%
final essay 50%

Grading scale:
1: 100-91p
2: 90-81p
3: 80-71p
4: 70-60p
5: 59-0p

Examination topics

mandatory texts, presentations, class discussions; contextualisation of the texts

Reading list

George Bernard Shaw: Mrs. Warren's Profession
St. John Hankin: The Return of the Prodigal
Harley Granville Barker: The Voysey Inheritance
John Galsworthy: Strife
Cicely Hamilton: Diana of Dobson's
All the plays are available online

Association in the course directory

Studium: UF 344;
Code/Modul: UF4.2.4-323;
Lehrinhalt: 12-3230

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33