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Aristotle's Poetics and storytelling

Type:
Theory seminar
Semester:
SoSe 22
Target group
Main course / Diploma 2

Dates - place & time

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06.04.2206.04.22MittwochWöchentlich14:00 - 17:00Filzengraben 2, Aula
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Start06.04.22
End06.04.22
DayMittwoch
TurnusWöchentlich
from-to14:00 - 17:00
LocationFilzengraben 2, Aula

Seminar description

Aristotle's Poetics: lecture notes by Aristotle himself? Or note-taking by one of his students? Is this surviving fragment a rulebook, a prescriptive guide for narrative structure (as Robert McKee, among others, claims)? What does Plato, French classicists, Italian Renaissance scholars and Shakespeare have to do with it? And what about the many books claiming that adopting Aristotle's ideas makes for good screenwriting?

Let's read Aristotle's Poetics and supporting texts, inspect examples from the books of his misreaders (Syd Field, Michael Tierno) and opposers (Augusto Boal) to make up our own minds.

Student office

Claudia Warnecke

Juliane Schwibbert

Patricia Thüs

Peter-Welter-Platz 2

50676 Köln


Tel.: +49 221 20189 - 119 / 187 / 249
Fax: +49 221 20189 - 49119
E-Mail: studoffice@khm.de


Opening hours: Mondays + Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
For enquiries or appointments, please call us, Mon - Thu 9.30 to 1 h, or send us an e-mail.


Winter semester 2022/23

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 17, 2022 until Feb. 10, 2023


Summer semester 2023

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 11, 2023 until Jul. 14, 2023

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