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Transnational Modern Drama: Beckett to Postmodern
ENGL 282
Spring 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: THEA 282

The postwar work of Samuel Beckett, prolific author of plays (both somewhat long and very, very short) provides the pivot point for our survey of the transnational movements of modern and postmodern drama from World War II to the present. After considering Beckett, we will turn to texts by European and American dramatists, including Fornes, Mueller, Kennedy, Shepard, Churchill, Kushner, and Parks. We will also reach beyond Europe and America to read such playwrights as Griselda Gambaro, Wole Soyinka, Athol Fugard, and Reza Abdoh. Throughout, we will trace the transnational genealogy of realism and its descendants (both legitimate and illegitimate), raising questions about the use and effectiveness of that particular genealogy and the ways in which it has been both embraced and challenged through dramatic literature.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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