Seminar: American Drama in the 20th Century - Details
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General information

Course number 019 102 0015
Semester SS 2020
Current number of participants 35
maximum number of participants 40
Home institute Amerikanistik
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
First date Wed , 29.04.2020 14:00 - 15:45, Room: (D, 1003)
Learning organization Thesis paragraphs.
Performance record Portfolio; Research Paper
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird online/digital abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise Pfister, Manfred. The Theory and Analysis of Drama. Cambridge UP, 1991.
ECTS points 6

Course location / Course dates

(D, 1003) Wednesday: 14:00 - 15:45, weekly (13x)
n.a Wed , 29.07.2020 14:00 - 15:30

Module assignments


In this seminar, students will be introduced to a variety of American plays from the 20th century. We will engage with thematic, cultural and aesthetic specificities of the individual plays, while also identifying links between them.
Thematically, one focus will be on prominent American playwrights, such as Eugene O’Neill, Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller, while another will engage with plays by minority writers. Finally, we will consider the potential of experimental drama, such as the theater of the absurd. A list of texts to be acquired will be made available in the beginning of April; further reading will be made available in a reader at the beginning of the semester.

One session will take place in the evening (time and date tba) as we will go on a theater excursion together.

Note: Students interested in attending the seminar as a preparation for the state exam, are welcome to do so. Please do not sign up via digicampus in this case, but send me an email directly.

This seminar CANNOT be taken for EAS-1411 any longer, due to the current situation.

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