Description
DRAMA OF IDEAS
Although it has been argued that "a poem should not mean, but be", many writers have unashamedly given their art a didactic function. This course identifies the types of causes that literary artists traditionally have championed, and then focuses on the literary techniques that they used to achieve their end. The course is thus a study of "the art of moral persuasion". The principal works investigated are "dramas of ideas" by such playwrights as Ibsen, Shaw, and Brecht, although supplemental prose writings are also included.
Details
Grading Basis
LG/SNC Elective Basis
Units
3
Component
Lecture - Required
Offering
Course
GER 1526
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Germanic Languages & Lit
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Summer