Drama

Faculty | MA | Courses
Chair - Richard Knowles (102 Massey, Ext. 2931/3147)

(E-mail: rknowles@uoguelph.ca)
Graduate co-ordinator - Harry Lane (204 Massey, Ext. 3242/3147)
(E-mail: hlane@uoguelph.ca)
Graduate secretary - Sharon Ballantyne (102 Massey, Ext. 2929/3147) (E-mail: sballant@drama.uoguelph.ca)
 
FACULTY
BA York, MA Alberta, PhD Toronto - Professor

Richard P. Knowles BA, MA, PhD Toronto - Professor
Harry Lane BA Durham, MA, PhD Toronto - Associate Professor
Paul A. Mulholland BA, MA Toronto, PhD Birmingham - Associate Professor
Judith Thompson, BA, Queen's, CERT. National Theatre School --Associate Professor
Ann Wilson BA, MA, PhD York - Associate Professor

From the Department of English:
Peter A. Brigg BA Bishops, MA, PhD Toronto - Associate Professor
Diana Brydon BA, MA Toronto, PhD Australian National
University - Professor
Daniel Fischlin BFA, MA Concordia, PhD York - Assistant
Professor
Michael H. Keefer BA RMC, MA Toronto, DPhil Sussex - Associate Professor

From the Department of Fine Art:
Suzanne M. Lake MFA Concordia - Associate Professor

From the Department of French Studies:
François Paré BA Coll. Edouard Montpetit, BA Montreal, PhD SUNY (Buffalo) - Professor

From the Department of Languages and Literatures:
Renate Benson L. ès L. prop. moderne Montreal, PhD McGill - Professor
Kari Grimstad BA, MA, PhD Toronto - Associate Professor
Manfred K. Kremer DR PHIL Cologne - Professor

Associated Graduate Faculty
Eugene Benson, BA National Univ. Of Ireland, MA Western
Ontario, PhD Toronto - University Professor Emeritus
Neil Carson BA Western Ontario, MA Nottingham, PhD London -
Professor, retired
Leonard W. Conolly BA Wales, MA McMaster, PhD Wales - President, Trent University
Ramon J. Hathorn BA, MA Toronto, PhD Ottawa - Associate
Professor, retired
J. Percy Smith, BA, MA Saskatchewan, PhD California (Berkeley) - University Professor Emeritus

    
MA PROGRAM
   The MA program in dramatic literature, theatre history, and theory has a primary focus on Canadian drama and theatre and a secondary focus on the drama and theatre of early modern (16th- and 17th-century) England in performance. The primary focus on Canadian drama and theatre is strengthened by a wider, supporting focus on 19th- and 20th-century drama and theatre generally. The program places great emphasis on original research. The required Advanced Research Seminar is designed to introduce students to research approaches and methods leading to individual research projects using Guelph's major archival and library collections. The collections thereby serve not only as important resources, but also as pedagogical aids in the development of scholarship.

Admission Requirements
   To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the minimum admission requirements of both the university and the department, including at least a 73% (B') average during the final four semesters of undergraduate study. Applicants are expected to have earned a four-year honours degree (or equivalent) in drama or literature, and must submit with their application an official transcript, two academic letters of reference and a brief statement of research interests. Full-time students are normally expected to begin studies in the fall semester.

Degree Requirements
   The MA may be completed in three different ways:

 
COURSES
Theory and Methodology
3506000 Advanced Research Seminar (0.5)
A course designed to develop expertise in research approaches and methods in drama and theatre. Students design their own projects using the approaches and methods studied and drawing upon the research collections in Guelph and area.
3506220 Aspects of the Theory of Drama, Theatre, and Performance (0.5)
Studies of selected theories of drama, theatre, and performance, and of particular theoretical issues and approaches.
Theatre History and Historiography
3506060 Aspects of Canadian Theatre History (0.5)
A seminar on selected aspects of history of theatre as a practice and an institution in Canada.
3506080 Special Studies in Canadian Theatre (0.5)
A detailed study of some particular aspect of Canadian theatre, providing opportunities for the student to pursue in depth an area of specialized research.
3506090 Aspects of Theatre in Early-Modern England (0.5)
A seminar on selected aspects of the theatre of the 16th- and early 17th-centuries in England.
3506120 Aspects of 20th-Century Theatre (0.5)
A seminar on selected aspects of theatre in the 20th century.
3506150 Special Studies in Theatre History (0.5)
Detailed study of a particular aspect of theatre history, providing opportunities for the student to pursue in depth an area of specialized research.
3506180 Aspects of 19th-Century Theatre (0.5)
A seminar on selected aspects of theatre in the 19th century.
Dramatic Literature and Criticism
3506020 Canadian Drama in English (0.5)
Studies of Canadian scripts written in English, providing opportunities for detailed analyses of particular writings, periods or genres in their social and cultural contexts.
3506040 Quebec and Franco-Canadian Drama (0.5)
Studies in Quebec and Franco-Canadian scripts written in French, providing opportunities for detailed analyses of particular writings, periods, or genres in their social and cultural contexts.
3506050 Special Studies in Canadian Drama (0.5)
Detailed study of a particular aspect of Canadian drama, providing opportunities for the student to pursue in depth an area of specialized research.
3506100 English Drama to 1642 (0.5)
Studies of selected scripts from the 16th- and early 17th-century in England, providing opportunities for detailed analyses of particular writings, periods, or genres in their social and cultural contexts.
3506130 Aspects of 19th-Century Drama (0.5)
Studies of selected scripts from the 19th century, providing opportunities for detailed analyses of particular writings, periods, or genres in their social and cultural contexts.
3506140 Aspects of 20th-Century Drama (0.5)
Studies of selected scripts from the 20th century, providing opportunities for detailed analyses of particular writings, periods, or genres in their social and cultural contexts.
3506190 Special Studies in Drama (0.5)
Detailed study of a particular aspect of dramatic literature, providing opportunities for the student to pursue in depth an area of specialized research.
Other Courses
3506280 Independent Reading Course (1.0)

Completion of a detailed study of some particular aspect of drama and theatre, under faculty supervision.
3506500 Research Paper (1.0)
    
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