SCAND 280: Ibsen and his major plays in English
Professor: Olivia Noble Gunn, firstname.lastname@example.org
Time and place: Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30 to 5:20, THO 217
Office hours: Thursdays from 1:00 to 2:15
Students who complete this course will receive VLPA and W credit!
Download the complete syllabus here: SCAND280_IbsenWinter20-1.pdf
Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906), the "father of modern drama," is the second most performed playwright in the world, after Shakespeare. Who was Ibsen? How did he innovate and change our world? And how is he performed on the global stage today? In SCAND 280, we will read four of Ibsen’s major dramas, paired with contemporary adaptations in film, graphic novel, and dramatic genres. We will also practice critical reading, writing, revision, and peer review skills.
- become familiar with some major works by Henrik Ibsen
- further develop skills to analyze texts orally and in writing
- learn about Ibsen’s life, authorship, and place on the world stage
- think about adaptation and creative re-engagement with artworks from the past
The texts listed below are available at the University Bookstore or online. Please be sure to purchase the correct edition/translation.
- Peer Gynt: A Dramtic Poem by Henrik Ibsen, 0199555532
- Ibsen: Four Major Plays, Volume I, 0451530225
- Indian Arm by Hiro Kanagawa, 1770915729
- Other readings and viewings will be made available on Canvas