MA in “Ancient Greek Theatre

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Applicants must hold ONE of the following qualifications to access the Department's M.A. degree courses: degrees in Theatre Studies, Literature, History and ...




POST-GRADUATE STUDIES

PROGRAMMES OF STUDY

The Department of Theatre Studies offers: - An M.A. program in “Ancient Greek Theatre” - Ph.D. research supervision across the discipline of Theatre Studies.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAMS

MA in “Ancient Greek Theatre”: minimum duration of studies four semesters. PhD research: minimum duration of studies three years

ADMISSION Applicants must hold ONE of the following qualifications to access the Department’s M.A. degree courses: degrees in Theatre Studies, Literature, History and Archeology, Classical Studies, Philosophy, Education, Psychology, English Literature, French Literature, German Literature, and Italian Literature. These qualifications must have been issued by Greek Universities or by the respective departments of Higher Technological Institutions of Greece or by Higher Education Institutions from abroad recognized by the Greek State.

The admission procedure includes the following criteria for assessing the merits of the applicants: a) Written examination (40%) b) Interview (30%) c) First degree grades (10%) d) The grades of undergraduate courses which are relevant to the M.A. courses (10%) e) Previous research activity or publications (if there is any) (10%).

MA in “Ancient Greek Theatre’’

PROGRAMME PLAN

|SEMINARS/SCHOLARLY ESSAYS |ECTS / | | |LOCAL | | |CREDITS | |FIRST YEAR | | |First semester | | |Ancient Greek Tragedy I |10 | |Performances of Ancient Greek Tragedy in modern and |10 | |contemporary times | | |Collection of research material for the final MA |10 | |research essay |30 | |Total | | |Second semester | | |Ancient Greek Theatre and Archaeology |10 | |Aristotle’s approach to Ancient Greek Drama |10 | |Collection of research material for the final MA |10 | |research essay |30 | |Total | | |SECOND YEAR | | |Third semester | | |Ancient Greek Comedy I |10 | |The Reception of Ancient Greek Drama in Modern |10 | |Literature / Modern Theatre |10 | |Commencement of the composition of the final MA research|30 | |essay | | |Total | | |Fourth semester | | |Ancient Greek Tragedy II |10 | |Ancient Greek Comedy II / Satyr Play / Mime |10 | |Completion of the final MA research essay |10 | |Total |30 | |Total of credits for the entire program |120 |

DESCRIPTION OF POSTGRADUATE COURSE UNITS



|Course title |Ancient Greek Comedy I: Aristophanes | |Type of course |Mandatory | |Level of course |Postgraduate | |Year of Study |Second | |Semester |Third | |ECTS credits | | |Local Credits |10 | |Name of instructor|Assistant Professor Ioannis Panousis | |Learning outcomes |At the end of the course the student is expected to: | | |Have a basic knowledge of the life and dramatic works| | |of Aristophanes. | | |Have a basic knowledge of the historical and cultural| | |milieu of the polis of Athens in the classical era. | | |Be aware of the basic themes permeating Aristophanes’| | |dramatic work. | | |Be able to identify the distinctive features of the | | |poet’s art. | | |Possess basic information about the manuscript | | |tradition and the editions of Aristophanes. | | |Be able to appreciate the dramatic form and | | |linguistic style of the poet’s works, as exemplified | | |by a representative play. | | |Consider the place of human beings in Aristophanic | | |comedy and their relationship with the gods. | |Skills/Competences|At the end of the course, students will have | | |developed the following skills: | | |To comprehend and identify the means by which | | |Aristophanes invents and develops mythical structures| | |to create his dramatic plots. | | |To identify the most significant ideological and | | |theatre-related issues in the works of Aristophanes. | | |To identify the most notable ideological, | | |philosophical and dramaturgical features in | | |Aristophanic comedy. | | |To identify central aspects of public and private | | |life in Athens in Aristophanes’ time. | | |To develop personal points of view on Aristophanes’ | | |comic characters, their roles in the drama and their | | |significance in the poet’s work. | | |To point to ideological issues related to the work of| | |Aristophanes. | |Course contents |General introduction to the dramatic work of | | |Aristophanes: elaboration of the comic myth. Subject,| | |structure, action, and ideology of the plays with | | |reference to political and cultural facets of the age| | |of Aristophanes. Language, character portrayal and | | |the chorus. Courses include the close reading of a | | |complete comedy or of excerpts from different | | |comedies. | |Language of |Greek | |instruction | |

|Course title |Ancient Greek Theatre and Archaeology | |Type of course |Mandatory | |Level of course |Postgraduate | |Year of Study |First | |Semester |Second | |ECTS credits |10 | |Local credits | | |Name of lecturers |Associate Professor Martin Kreeb | |Learning outcomes |At the end of the course, students must: | | |Be acquainted with the types and the problems of | | |scholarly essays. | | |Recognize the distinctive characteristics of a | | |scholarly essay. | | |Have acquired the basic methodology required for | | |scholarly essays. | | |Have adequate knowledge of pictorial, epigraphical | | |and literary sources. | | |Be familiar with the means of locating | | |bibliographical sources. | | |Know the tools of bibliographical research, primarily| | |through the use of specialized databases on the | | |internet. | | |Have adequate knowledge of the bibliography | | |pertaining to the archaeology of the ancient theatre,| | |i.e. architecture, sculpture, wall-paintings, | | |mosaics, minor arts, epigraphy and literary sources. | | |Be familiar with the correct use of scholarly | | |references, footnotes, and q quotations. | | |Know the ethical standards which condition the | | |approach to sources and use of bibliography. | |Competences |At the end of the course the student will have | | |further developed the following skills/competences: | | |The ability to expand upon the issues of the | | |archaeology of the ancient theatre. | | |To gather and evaluate the research material | | |necessary for the composition of a scholarly research| | |paper. | | |To sort and classify the research material | | |appropriately. | | |To index the material collected through research. | | |To correctly use scholarly references, footnotes, and| | |quotations. | | |To apply the ethical standards which govern the | | |approach to sources and use of bibliography. | | |To use the appropriate terminology. | | |To adhere to the strict methodology of composition in| | |scholarly essays. | | |To be able to write a scholarly research essay. | | |Generally, to apply their theoretical knowledge to | | |practice in the study of the archaeology of the | | |ancient theatre. | |Language of |Greek | |instruction | |

|Course title |Ancient Greek Tragedy I | |Type of course |Mandatory, Seminar | |Level of course |Postgraduate | |Year of Study |First | |Semester |First | |ECTS credits | | |Local credits |10 | |Name of instructor|Professor Theodoros Stephanopoulos | |Language of |Greek | |instruction | |

|Course title |The Reception of Ancient Greek Drama in Modern | | |Literature | |Type of course |Mandatory | |Course level |Postgraduate | |Year of study | | |Semester of | | |study | | |ECTS credits |10 | |Name of | | |instructor | | |Course |At the end of the course the student: | |objectives |1. Will have acquired knowledge of various approaches | | |to the study of the reception of ancient Greek drama | | |in modern literature. | | |2. Will have acquired an in-depth knowledge of the | | |texts selected for study in the seminar (prose and | | |poetry of modern Greek and world literature). | | |3. Will have acquired knowledge of the methodology of | | |scholarly research in the field of modern literature. | |Skills |By the end of the course the student will have | | |developed the following skills: | | |The ability to analyze the modes of reception of | | |ancient theatre by modern writers. | | |The ability to locate and utilize the relevant | | |bibliography in a critical manner. | | |The ability to make an oral presentation of the | | |results of his/her research, and to substantiate and | | |discuss his/her views in the context of a scholarly | | |seminar. | | |The ability to produce a seminar research paper on a | | |specialized topic according to the rules of scholarly | | |writing. | |Language of |Greek | |instruction | |

|Course title |The Reception of Ancient Greek Drama in Modern Theatre| |Type of course |Compulsory | |Level of course |Postgraduate | |Year of Study |Second | |Semester |Third | |ECTS credits |10 | |Local credits | | |Name of |Professor Dimitris Tsatsoulis | |instructor | | |Learning |At the end of the course the student should be able | |outcomes |to: | | |1. Present the major theories of reception and | | |intertextuality. | | |2. Recognise the intertextual references of world | | |drama texts to ancient drama. | | |3. Identify imperceptible ancient drama intertexts in | | |modern dramatic texts. | | |4. Recognise and deal theoretically with concepts of | | |myth, subject and pattern in dramatic texts. | | |5. Be familiarised with the bibliography on the theory| | |of reception and the different theoretical approaches | | |to intertextuality. | | |6. Be experienced in the research of ancient sources | | |of varied origins and the writing of research papers. | | |7. Make an oral presentation of the provisional | | |conclusions of their research and justify the choice | | |of theoretical tools selected for their methodological| | |approach. | |Competences |At the end of the course the student will have further| | |developed the following skills/competences: | | |Ability to study any dramatic text of world drama in | | |the light of the theory of intertextuality | | |Ability to apply his/her theoretical knowledge of the | | |categorisation of dramatic texts in relation to the | | |type of intertextuality which conditions them in the | | |light of ancient drama. | | |Evaluation of socio-historical conditions that shaped | | |the particular reception of elements of ancient drama | | |in modern theatre and the degree of reinterpretation | | |of intertextual units. | | |Evaluation of minimal intertextual units found in | | |modern texts and their integration with the rules of | | |dramaturgical economy. | | |Ability to identify and evaluate intertexts in the | | |form of presuppositions or implications of a modern | | |dramatic text. | | |Ability to detect, after thorough research, hidden | | |intertexts in contemporary dramas and evaluate the | | |mythical person’s significant name as “strict | | |identifier” or as “mytheme” | | |Skills of study on further theoretical application of | | |theories of reception and intertextuality. | |Language of |Greek | |instruction | |

|Course title |Aristotle’s approach to Ancient Greek Drama | |Type of course |Mandatory | |Level of course |Postgraduate | |Year of Study |First | |Semester |Second | |ECTS credits |10 | |Local credits | | |Name of |Dr. Agis Marinis [teaching staff in contract] | |lecturers | | |Learning |At the end of the course the student should be able | |outcomes |to: | | |Know the content of this classic treatise analytically| | |and in detail. | | |Have in-depth knowledge of the issues related to the | | |specific work (especially, basic concepts such as | | |mimesis, mythos etc.). | | |Be familiar with some basic principles of Aristotelian| | |thought, so as to be able to better understand | | |Aristotle’s work. | | |Be aware of the views expressed and be able to | | |interpret all the difficult but important passages | | |(such as the definition of tragedy in the 6th chapter,| | |the primacy of poetry in relation to philosophy in the| | |9th chapter, etc.). | | |Have acquired a concrete idea of the monumental impact| | |of the Poetics in modern times. | | |Address a specific issue within the framework of a | | |seminar paper while applying strictly scholarly method| | |(excluding the requirement for originality). | |Skills |At the end of the course the student will have further| | |developed the following skills/competences: | | |Study an essay on theory correctly and in a | | |methodologically sound manner. | | |Develop abstract reasoning and critical thinking. | | |Use bibliography on a specific text. | | |Be able to address a specific issue in a scholarly | | |manner. | |Language of |Greek | |instruction | |

|Course title |Performances of Ancient Greek Tragedy in modern and | | |contemporary times | |Type of course |Compulsory | |Level of course |Postgraduate | |Year of Study |First | |Semester |First | |ECTS credits |10 | |Local credits | | |Name of |Assistant Professor Aikaterini Arvaniti | |instructor | | |Learning |At the end of the course the student should be able | |outcomes |to: | | |1. Be aware, through the study of audio-visual | | |material and other sources, of major performances of | | |ancient Greek drama from its first revival on stage to| | |the present. | | |2. Be aware of the existing theories on the relation | | |between the performance and the texts of ancient Greek| | |playwrights, and the directorial attempts that have | | |been made according to these. | | |3. Be familiar and fluent with the bibliography | | |relevant to issues of the performance of ancient Greek| | |drama. | | |4. Compose and argue in a scholarly manner, within the| | |framework of seminar work, issues related to the | | |direction of ancient Greek drama and the history of | | |its direction. | |Competences |At the end of the course the student will have further| | |developed the following skills/competences: | | |Study – in a methodologically appropriate way – issues| | |which concern the performance of ancient Greek drama. | | |Consider and evaluate, via the usage of all available | | |sources, the performances of ancient Greek drama. | | |Be able to discuss scholarly issues related to the | | |performance of ancient Greek drama and use the | | |respective bibliography accordingly. | |Language of |Greek | |instruction | |

|Course title |Ancient Greek Tragedy II | |Type of course |Compulsory, Seminar | |Level of course |Postgraduate | |Year of Study |Second | |Semester |Fourth | |ECTS credits |10 | |Local credits | | |Name of instructor|Professor Theodoros Stephanopoulos | |Language of |Greek | |instruction | |

|Course title |Ancient Greek Comedy II / Satyr play / Mime | |Type of course |Mandatory | |Level of course |Postgraduate | |Year of Study |Second | |Semester |Fourth | |Name of |Assistant Professor Ioannis Panousis | |instructor | | |ECTS credits |10 | |Local credits | | |Learning outcomes|At the end of the course the student should be able | | |to: | | |Thoroughly understand the specific subject matter of | | |the course as well as the entirety of the dramatic / | | |theatrical types (comedy, satyr play, mime) into which| | |it is integrated. | | |Be familiar with the relevant bibliography and | | |research issues. | | |Address a specific issue within the framework of a | | |seminar paper while applying strictly scholarly method| | |(excluding the requirement for originality). | |Skills/Competence|At the end of the course the student will have further| |s |developed the following skills/competences: | | |Study an essay on theory correctly and in a | | |methodologically sound manner. | | |Probe into the philosophical content of a work. | | |Develop abstract reasoning and critical thinking. | | |Use the bibliography provided on a specific text. | | |Be able to address a specific issue in a scholarly | | |manner. | |Language of |Greek | |instruction | |



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