units

ATS3426

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Notes

Previously coded CLS3810

Synopsis

The unit will show the development of (post-) modern drama in European culture along a historical trajectory going back to the turn-of-the-century avant garde. Particular attention will be paid to the theatre of the absurd of Artaud, Becket and Chekhov and the minimalist theatre of the post-impressionist Grotowski. The theoretical component of the course will offer various contemporary and classical models (psychoanalysis, Aristotelian poetics, semiotics of the theatre) with which to analyse particular dramatic texts or trends.

Assessment

Seminar paper (1500 words): 25%
Essay (2000 words): 45%
End-of-semester test (60 minutes): 30%
Third-year students will be required to select different essay topics and demonstrate a wider reading relative to the second-year students

Chief examiner(s)

Millicent Vladiv-Glover

Contact hours

2.5 hours (1 x 1.5 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

Comparative literature and cultural studies
Theatre
Literary studies (International literatures)

Prohibitions

ATS2426, SLA2810, SLA3810