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    Selected Readings in western Drama

      Course title
      Selected Readings in western Drama
      Instructor
      Quan Wang
      Instructor’s profile
      Dr. Wang obtained his PhD degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University.His/ Her research interests are Animal Studies, literary theories, Comparative Literature.
      Course goals
      This course aims to introduce students to the application of drama theory to the texts by several major playwrights. The principle woven through the course is that we aim at high quality in-depth discussions rather than massive readings. The study of their works will contribute to the students’ better understanding of the Western culture and literature as a whole.
      Topics
      Topics to be covered in this course include:
      Sophocles Oedipus Rex
      Presentation Topics:
      Aristotle “Poetic”
      Henrik Ibsen A Doll House Presentation Topics:
      Carl G. Jung “On the Relation of Analytical Psychology to Poetry”
      Arthur Miller Death of A Salesman
      Presentation Topics:
      Arthur Miller “Tragedy and the Common Man”
      Assessment
      Individual presentation
      Classroom performance
      Term paper
      Reference books
      Dukore, Bernard F. Dramatic Theory and Criticism. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, Inc, 1998.
      Eagleton, Terry. Literary Theory: An Introduction. (Exclude Chapter one) London: Blackwell P, 2004.
      Leitch, Vincent B. ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. NY and London: WWNorton& Company, 2001.
      Raman Selden, Peter Widdowson, A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory,2011.
      Working language
      English
      Notes