Course Code: 
THTR 316
Course Period: 
Spring
Course Type: 
Area Elective
P: 
3
Lab: 
0
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
4
Course Language: 
İngilizce
Course Objectives: 
The main objective of this course is to study the staging of different identities such as social identities, national and gender identities within the cultural and social contexts.
Course Content: 

During the classes excerpts from theatre, literature and cinema texts will be discussed with an emphasis on the changes of the identities in time and the construction of gender streotypes. Students will be able to analyze the theatrical texts and the dramaturgical approaches in the process of applying these texts into staging by using a participant obsevation method.

Course Methodology: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Case Study
Course Evaluation Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Homework, C: Practice

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
Gain the ability of defining the dynamics in different editting plays via an analytic perspective. 4 1-2-3-4 A,B,C

 

Course Flow

Week Topics Study Materials
1 INTRODUCTION. CONCEPTS: IDENTITY, SELF AND OTHER  
2 PART A: IDENTITY IN TEXTS/ IDENTITIES: GIVEN AND CHOSEN Karagöz-hacivat plays as an example.
3 BETWEEN INDIVIDUAL AND SOCIAL /COLLECTIVE IDENTITIES King Oidipus/Sophocles
4 ESSENTIALIST AND CONSTRUCTIVE APPROACHES TO THE IDENTITY Antonius and Kleopatra/Shakespeare
5 MODERNISM AND IDENTITIES A Doll’s House/Ibsen
6 POSTMODERNIST IDENTITIES Temptation/Carles Batlle
7 Midterm Exam  
8 PART B. PERFORMING THE SELF AND IDENTITY

Technologies of Self: Foucault, Freud, Lacan

Watching a play
9 THE PRESENTATION OF SELF IN DAILY LIFE: ERWIN GOFFMAN Article
10 PART C. GENDER AND PERFORMANCE

Gender Identities

Play
11 GENDER CONSTRUCTION MODELS: IRIGARAY, CIXOUS, BUTLER Play
12 FEMININITY AND MASCULINITY ON STAGE Play
13 GENDER RELATIONS IN TURKEY Play
14 ANALYZING PERFORMANCES. OVERVIEW  

 

Recommended Sources

Textbook
  1. Speaking Through the Mask: Arendt and the Politics of Social Identity, Norma Claire Moruzzi, Cornell University Press, 2001.
  2. Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with M. Foucault, University of Massachussetts, 1988.
Additional Resources
  1. Who Needs ‘Identity’? –Stuart Hall. Questions of Cultural Identity, ed. By Stuart Hall and Paul du Gay. London: Sage, 1996. P.. 1-17.
  2. Kimlik İnşaşı, Nuri Bilgin. İzmir: Aşina Kitaplar, 2007.
  3. Doğu ile Batı’nın Birleştiği Yer: Kadın İmgesinin Kuruluşu. Fatmagül Berktay. Tarihin Cinsiyeti. İstanbul: Metis, 2003. Pp. 150- 164.
  4. Modernden Modern Sonrasına Kültürel Kimlik Oluşumu ve Türkiye. Postmodernite ile Modernite Arasında Türkiye. Hasan Bülent Kahraman. İstanbul: Everest, 2002
  5. Meltem Ahıska. “Kimlik Fragmanları”. Defter, Bahar 1996.

 

Material Sharing

Documents  
Assignments  
Exams  

 

Assessment

IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Mid-terms 1 50
Quizzes 2 20
Assignment 1 30
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL EXAMINATION TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100

 

 

COURSE CATEGORY Expertise/Field Courses

 

Course’s Contribution to Program

No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 The ability of interacting of the human kind with social, economic, political and especially the cultural heritage         *
2 The ability of recognizing historical heritage and experience in the field of drama and acting,and approaching, interpreting and using critically this heritage and experience     *    
3 The ability of creating creative idea, project,show, performance etc.in the field of drama and acting.          
4 The ability of examining social relationships and the norms that are leading the serelationships with a critical approach and improving such suggestions as human and society-centered, cultural sensitive project, show, performance etc.       *  
5 The ability of defining the process of artistic creation in the field of drama and acting, describing this process orally or written in detail     *    
6 The ability of using absorbed knowledge and skills in the period of implementation in interdisciplinary works          
7 The ability of interpreting the material handled by relating between the acquired knowledge and experiences   *      
8 The ability of having absolute sovereignty of his instruments as the voice and body in the field of acting          
9 The ability of seeing, defining the relationship between his way of thinking, spiritual World and society’s way of thinking and perception, and imroving the expression of his intrument by making use of these          
10 The ability of transferring the designs /projects by using principles and developments of the contemporary acting and drama in the field of drama and acting to the performance of acting.          

 

ECTS

Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 14x Total course hours) 14 3 42
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 12 1 12
Homeworks 1 3 3
Presentation 0 0 0
Midterm 0 0 0
Final Exam 1 3 3
Total Work Load     60
Total Work Load / 30 (h)     2