Course Code: MR516.1 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Philology - Masters • Field of study: Romanian literature and culture in European context
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: No Erasmus+ Language
Name of lecturer: Gabriela Chiciudean
Seminar tutor: Gabriela Chiciudean
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 42
Number of teaching hours per week: 3
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8

Course aims:

Forming research and practical abilities for a pertinent aesthetic appreciation of theatre.
Research in the specificity and the efficiency of the theoretical approach of theatre

Course Entry Requirements:

N/A Bachelor’s degree

Course contents:

1. Evolution of 20th-century playwriting 2. August Strindberg and his era. Bio-bibliographical landmarks 3. Aspects of the victim-possessor relationship in the theater of August Strindberg 4. Alfred Jarry, the precursor of surrealism. Jarry's work between two centuries 5. Alfred Jarry and the grotesque man in the play Ubu King 6. Luigi Pirandello. Pirandellian life and theater 7. The theatrical poetics of Luigi Pirandello. Humorous man 8. Bertold Brecht, the experimenter, in a war-torn Germany 9. Theorizing the concept of epic theater at Bertold Brecht 10. The life and dramatic work of J.-P. Sartre. The ideological determination of the theater. 11. The philosophy of "the other" in Sartre's theater 12. Albert Camus. The universe of the philosophical-literary work 13. The absurd man in the theater of Albert Camus 14. S. Beckett - bio-bibliographical landmarks. Waiting for Godot

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

Iniţierea studenţilor în problematica actuală a literaturii comparate şi a criticii literare, în vederea urmăririi evoluţiei dramaturgiei secolului XX. Demersul teoretic va fi orientat spre aspectele umanităţii din teatrul secolului XX

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

A two-hour written examination (50% of the final grade)Combined oral and paper, portfolio, project (25% + 25% of the final grade)

Recommended reading:

Adrian Marino, Modern, modernism, modernitate, Editura pentru Literatură Universală, București, 1969,
Matei Călinescu, 5 feţe ale modernităţii, Ed. Univers, București, 1995,