Dramaturgy: foundations

Course Code :1106FLWTLT
Study domain:Film and theatre
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Kurt Vanhoutte
Edith Cassiers

3. Course contents *

The foundations of contemporary theater studies were layed when theory emancipated itself from literary analysis. This paradigmatic emancipation encompassed a significant broadening of the object at stake here: from text to staging to performance, from performing arts to theatrical happening to the theatricality of the everyday. In this course, we will analyze how theater studies uses insights and methodological tools from semiotics, ideology criticism, phenomenoloy, media theory, feminism, psychoanalysis, sociology and anthropology. These changing alliances will be studied in relation to shifts within historical and contemporary performing arts.