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Course Catalogue WS 2023/24


Theory seminar
SoSe 22
Target group
Main course / Diploma 2

Dates - place & time

12.04.2205.07.22TuesdayWöchentlich10:00 - 13:00Filzengraben 8-10, Seminarraum KMW, 2.04
from-to10:00 - 13:00
LocationFilzengraben 8-10, Seminarraum KMW, 2.04

Seminar description

In this seminar we will view and listen to Shakespeare and Samuel Beckett as the transversal beginning and end of the project of sovereignty. We will pay attention to the way film versions of Shakespeare foreground the transversal against the sovereign, and the way contextual staging of Beckett, especially Waiting for Godot do the same.

Attention will be paid to the emerging logics of race in Shakespeare and the ordering of gender and sexuality. In Beckett, we will pick up these logics centuries later. We will consider the African Grove Theatre, a Black-run theatre started in New York in 1821 featuring all Black productions. We will read the work of Ayanna Thompson and Errol Hill, among others.

Student office

Karin Cordes

Juliane Schwibbert

Katrin Seiniger

Claudia Warnecke

Heumarkt 14

50667 Köln

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Opening hours: Mondays + Tuesdays from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m.    -    4 p.m.

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Summer semester 2024

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Apr. 8, 2024 until Jul. 19, 2024

Winter semester 2024/25

Lecture period:
​​​​​​​Oct. 21, 2024 until Feb. 14, 2025

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