Actualization VS Presentism: Postcolonial Theatre and the Classics (2021/2022)

Course code
cod wi: DT000317
Name of lecturer
Susanna Zinato
Coordinator
Susanna Zinato
Number of ECTS credits allocated
0.5
Academic sector
L-LIN/10 - ENGLISH LITERATURE
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
A.A. 21/22 dottorato dal Oct 1, 2021 al Sep 30, 2022.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes


Cf. the general formative targets of the Doctorate's Winter School

Syllabus

The doctoral class will focus on the appropriation of the Classics (in particular, of Greek tragic tragedy) on the part of postcolonial theatre (in particular, from South Africa), from an exquisitely hermeneutical perspective. The latter, in fact, better preserves and enhances the interplay between distance and proximity involved in transcultural intertextuality, which is warped and limited by presentist critical approaches.

References will be made to the following plays:
Athol Fugard's "Orestes" (1978), Mark Fleishman's "In the City of Paradise" (1998), and Yael Farber's "Molora" (2003).

Assessment methods and criteria


No exam