Elective Seminar: Drama

Elective Seminar: Drama

Lectures: 0

Seminars: 60

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): red. prof. dr. Matajc Vanesa, red. prof. dr. Pezdirc Bartol Mateja


The seminar encompasses introductory literary-historical insights into the literary form/genre of drama. It is focused on the history of drama in western literature and tackles it from the framework of the semiotics of the theatre and more broadly from the context of cultural history and the history of ideas. A special emphasis is placed on the period of the conception of modern drama (P. Szondi) and the literary-structural changes in the processes of the modernisation of drama, comparatively with a consideration of previous periods. The subject matter of selected seminar themes: the seminar papers deal with plays from different literary periods, currents and movements and from the aspects of the so-called open and closed forms (V. Klotz). Discussions centre on the connection of literary-historical aspects with morphological (motif-theme, textual, structural and stylistic) aspects of plays. The seminars are complemented with lectures from literary history, literary theory and comparative literature.