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123421 SE Literary & Cultural Studies Seminar / BA Paper / MA British/Irish/New English (2013S)

State of Nation Plays

11.00 ECTS (2.00 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. 18 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 20.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 10.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 17.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 24.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 08.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 15.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 22.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 29.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 05.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 12.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 19.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13
Wednesday 26.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Raum 3 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-13

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The seminar will focus on classical British Plays from the second half of the 20th century which discuss the 'state of the nation' from a critical angle.

Assessment and permitted materials

Class participation, oral presentation, essay (22-25 pages), and final written test.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students become acquainted with the ways in which British dramatists take up what in their eyes amount to burning problems of society. The plays will be discussed in terms of form and content and will be embedded into the historical, social, political, cultural background of their time.

Examination topics

Oral presentations in class followed by discussions.

Reading list

1) Texts to be bought: John Osborne, "Look Back in Anger"; Edward Bond "Saved"; Caryl Churchill, "Top Girls"; Caryl Churchill, "Serious Money"; David Hare, "Racing Demon"; David Hare, "Murmuring Judges".
2) Reader: Howard Brenton, "Magnificence"; Howard Brenton, "The Churchill Play"; Stephen Poliakoff, "Strawberry Fields"; David Edgar, "Maydays"; Harold Pinter, "One for the Road"; Harold Pinter, "Party Time".

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344, BA 612, MA 844;
Code/Modul: Diplom 322, 326/328, 336/338, 426/428, 436/438, 526/528, 536/538, 721-723, 821, UF 4.2.4-322, BA09.2, 10.2, MA4, MA6, MA7;
Lehrinhalt: 12-0373

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