IBS3102 – Henrik Ibsen’s oeuvre in the perspective of its reception history
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Ibsen’s oeuvre has both a literary and a theatrical reception history, and has furthermore both inspired and adapted to the expressive form of new media such as the cinema and television. This course gives a presentation of the staging history of two of Ibsen’s most popular dramas, including their reception history among literary critics and academics.Ibsen’s literary influence is studied in works by James Joyce, Eugene O`neill and other representative authors.
The aim of this course is to show how Ibsen’s status as a classic comes to light through the plays’ capacity for influence and renewal. Film adaptations will also be considered.
To provide insight into Ibsen’s reception and adaptation history, in literature, on the stage and in new media, with a focus on different performance traditions.
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- 10 credits overlap with IBS4102 – Henrik Ibsen’s oeuvre in the perspective of its reception history
- 10 credits overlap with IBS2102 – Henrik Ibsen’s oeuvre in the perspective of its reception history
The course is given jointly with IBS4102 – Henrik Ibsen’s oeuvre in the perspective of its reception history and the course has duration of one semester, combining intensive seminar teaching and regular weekly courses with exercises in groups to a total of 28 hours.
One obligatory assignment is to be written at home during the course chosen from an inventory of seminar relevant topics or formulated by the individual student. The title of the assignment is subject to the approval of the course teacher.
Approved obligatory assignments are valid the next two times the course is given.
Three-day written home examination.
Use of sources and citation
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
Language of examination
The examination text is given in English, and you submit your response in English.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Explanations and appeals
Resit an examination
Each student writes an assignment 10 pages in length (approx. 20,000 characters). The assignment is assessed and graded by the subject teacher.