Lehrveranstaltungen im Sommersemester 2010

Hauptseminar/Seminar (kw) Recent Developments in American Theater

apl. Prof. Dr. Sabina Matter-Seibel

Kurzname: 06.008.510
Kursnummer: 06.008.510

Voraussetzungen / Organisatorisches

In this seminar, we will read plays by some of the most important American dramatists, but also consider African-American playwrights as an example of ethnic drama in the United States as well as woman playwrights. We will study both the playwrights' critique of contemporary American society (immigration, materialism and capitalism, family values, gender issues) as well as their portrayal of the human condition (existential loneliness, lack of communication, love and death, 'truth' and 'reality,' generational conflict, escapism).

We will also watch the movie versions of some of these plays and compare them to their literary models. Special emphasis will be placed on the playwrights' deconstruction of the American Dream, their representation of gender, class and race and the formation of American identities in the course of the twentieth century.
These plays will be copied for you and will be available in March: Amiri Baraka, Dutchman (1964), Wendy Wasserstein, The Heidi Chronicles (1989), Paula Vogel, How I learned to Drive (1996).
Please buy these plays: Eugene O'Neill, The Long Day's Journey into Night (1941), Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire (1947), Arthur Miller, The Crucible (1953), Lorraine Hansberry, Raisin in the Sun (1958), Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1962), August Wilson, The Piano Lesson (1987), and David Mamet, Oleanna (1993). These texts are readily available; any low price edition will be fine.

Your work load for this class consists of a presentation in class including a handout and a written paper.

Termine:

Datum (Wochentag)UhrzeitOrt
15.04.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
22.04.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
29.04.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
05.05.2010 (Mittwoch)18.00 - 21.10 Uhr00 328 Stufenhörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
06.05.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
12.05.2010 (Mittwoch)18.00 - 21.10 Uhr00 328 Stufenhörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
18.05.2010 (Dienstag)18.00 - 21.10 Uhr00 328 Stufenhörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
20.05.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
25.05.2010 (Dienstag)18.00 - 21.10 Uhr00 328 Stufenhörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
27.05.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
01.06.2010 (Dienstag)18.00 - 21.10 Uhr00 328 Stufenhörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
09.06.2010 (Mittwoch)18.00 - 21.10 Uhr01 348
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
10.06.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
15.06.2010 (Dienstag)18.00 - 21.10 Uhr00 328 Stufenhörsaal
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
17.06.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
24.06.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
01.07.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
08.07.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude
15.07.2010 (Donnerstag)09.40 - 11.10 Uhr02 368
8511 - FAS Hauptgebäude

Semester: SoSe 2010