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Postgraduate Course: The Autonomy of Performance: Concepts and Crafts (ENLI11155)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEnglish Literature Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis 20 credit course will explore the intertwined development of performance practice and its critical and theoretical language over the longue duree of Western modernity. At its heart will be the discovery and elaboration of concepts and practices specific to performance during that period, and their relationships to other, simultaneous developments in Western theatre. Setting off from the implication of performance in the specifically modernist demand or claim for artistic autonomy, the course will examine various ways in which the theory and practice of theatre and its reception have sought to provide or live up to an understanding of performance as self-grounding. In doing so, the course will also examine the extent to which such an enterprise required an appropriation and exploration of its theatrical inheritance, and the delineation of an ensemble of specifically theatrical powers.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 1, Not available to visiting students (SS3) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 25/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 156 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will:
develop a knowledge and understanding of the ways in which performance and theatre have been discussed in various historical and contemporary contexts.
be introduced to a range of dramatic and quasi-dramatic material and discourses from different historical periods and cultures, and have the chance to explore differing conceptions of the roles and perceived dangers of dramatic representation and performance in those cultural contexts.
be encouraged to contextualise theatrical and dramatic writing, performance and critical writing in terms of its chronological, cultural and geographical specificities.
develop a familiarity with the variety of materials that can be used to explore dramatic performance and culture, along with a critical understanding of some of the ways in which the theory and practice of performance have been conceptualised and understood by scholars, past and present..
Assessment Information
4000 word essay or a portfolio of work (100%)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsTAoP
Contacts
Course organiserProf Olga Taxidou
Tel: (0131 6)50 3611
Email: Olga.Taxidou@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sophie Bryan
Tel: 01316503030
Email: sbryan2@exseed.ed.ac.uk
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