Course Description for Dramatic Literature
Description: This course offers students an opportunity to examine dramatic literature in different contexts. The course may focus on a period of dramatic literature, a genre, a theme or topic, or explore connections between drama and other modes of performance. Selected works may explore such topics as the representation of suffering on stage, the representation of women in tragic theater, the suicidal impulse in/of Modernism, the conflict between presentation and representation, or the enduring presence of tragedy. This course will provide instruction in methods for analyzing dramatic literature.