Topics in Comparative Literature C: Drama

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Topics in Comparative Literature C: Drama

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description
    Examination of historical perspectives, movements, forms and major playwrights from different cultures, languages and historical periods.

    Course Objectives
    1. to explore the rich diversity of modern drama by male and female authors from a variety of cultures;
    2. to analyze such formal aspects of drama historical such as perspective and influences, movements in contemporary drama, and dramatic form
    3. to be able to identify and discuss drama conventions and concerns within context;
    4. to be able to develop and sustain a valid literary research paper;
    5. to be able to identify and evaluate drama from different perspectives.

    Teaching Methods
    Lectures, discussion, tutorials, writing workshops, dramatic readings, role modeling.

    Course evaluation

    • Response Journal (5 entries) 20%
    • Essay 1 (3-5 pages) 20%
    • Presentation (5-10 minutes) 10%
    • Research Analysis (5-6 pages) 20%
    • Final Exam (textual analysis) 20%
    • Participation 10%


    • Liliane Atlan, 1984, Theater Pieces: An Anthology, Volume I.
    • Rosenblatt, Louise M. Literature as Exploration. 1965. Noble and Noble, New York.

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