610022 American Literature

summer semester 2013 | Last update: 15.05.2013 Place course on memo list
American Literature
PS 2
each semester
In this course we are going to examine the relationship between theatre and film as art forms dealing with representation.
The course will look at concrete examples of playscripts that have been turned into film. Samples will be biased towards a Canadian context. We will discuss the playscripts as to their theatrical/performative merits, and see what has happened to these merits in the adaptation to film. We will, of course, also include thematic analysis in our approach of both playscript and film.
The course will require students to read the assigned playscripts and watch the films in advance, and prepare assigned theoretical texts on the problem film/theatre. Each student will be required (either individually or with a fellow student – depending on the total number of students – to prepare a class presentation. There will also be a short essay assignment. BLOCKLEHRVERANSTALTUNG May 2013 (Friday: Room 60107 - 1st floor Bruno-Sander-Haus and Wednesday: Coffeeroom 40332, 3rd floor Geiwi-Turm): FIRST MEETING: Friday 3 May 2013: 14.30-17.30 - Room 60107 Friday 3, 17, 24 and 31 May (Room 60107) and Wednesday 8, 15, 22 and 29 May (Coffeeroom 40332): 14.30-17.30 hrs
Students are expected to attend class, and participate in class discussion. Depending on the number of students, there will be a short oral or written exam. The student evaluation will consist of class participation, class presentation, written assignment, and exam.
Plays/films that may be discussed include (probably 4 pairs in total): R. Lepage's _The Possibilities_,John Mighton's _Possible Worlds_, Brad Fraser's_ Unidentified Human Remains_, Denys Arcand's _Love and Human Remains_. Evelyne de la Chenelière's _ Bashir Lazhar_ , Philippe Falardeau's _ Monsieur Lazhar_. M.M. Bouchard's _ Lilies_, John Greyson's _Lilies_. M. Mouawad's _Incendies (Torched)_ / Denis Villeneuve's _Incendies _. Wendy Lill's_ The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum_, Mort Ransen's _ Margaret’s Museum_.
not applicable
Mittwoch 8.,15., 22., 29. Mai 2013, 40332 Coffeeroom
Freitag 3., 17., 24., 31. Mai 2013, Raum 60107
Group 0
Date Time Location
Fri 2013-05-03
14.30 - 17.30 60107 60107 Barrier-free
Fri 2013-05-17
14.30 - 17.30 60107 60107 Barrier-free
Fri 2013-05-24
14.30 - 17.30 60107 60107 Barrier-free
Fri 2013-05-31
14.30 - 17.30 60107 60107 Barrier-free