Contemporary Drama in English 10

Jochen Achilles, Ina Bergmann and Birgit Däwes, eds.
Global Challenges and Regional Responses in Contemporary Drama in English

Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, 2002.
ISBN 3-88476-590-6, 280 pp., EURO 24,50

The volume contains the 14 papers given on the occasion of the eleventh annual conference of CDE, held in Rothenfels by the University of Würzburg.

  1. Matthew Roudané: Global Challenges, Regional Responses: The Theatre of Sam Shepard
  2. Hans-Ulrich Mohr: The Significance of ‚Horseplay‘: Global and Regional Dimensions in Sam Shepard’s True West and Far North
  3. Katharina Ehrhard: Enacting the Farm Crisis of the 1970s: Sam Shepard’s Curse of the Starving Class as a Socially Symbolic Act
  4. Wilfried Raussert: Gender and Performance of Local and Global Conflicts in Postmodern and Contemporary American Drama: LeRoi Jones, José Rivera, David H. Hwang
  5. Carmen Birkle: Revising America, Revisioning the Past: American Drama in a Global(izing) World
  6. Kerstin Schmidt: „A Blueprint of an Event“: History, Spectacle, and the Creation of an African American Perspective
  7. Klaus Benesch: Myth, Media, and the Obsolescene of Postmodern Drama: Don DeLillo’s Tragicomedy Valparaiso
  8. Marvin Carlson: The Mother Tongue and the Other Tongue: The American Challenge in Recent Drama
  9. Cordula Quint: Terror of the Contemporary Sublime: Regional Responses to the Challenges of Internationalism and Globalization in the Drama of Caryl Churchill and David Edgar
  10. Kara McKechnie: Homely Northern Women in Sensible Shoes: Alan Bennett and the Pleasures of Provincialism
  11. Jürgen Wehrmann: Revising the Nation: Globalization and Fragmentation of Irish History in Sebastian Barry’s Plays
  12. Birgit Däwes: Local or Global? Negotiations of Identity in Drew Hayden Taylor’s Plays
  13. Chijioke Uwah: The Theme of Political Betrayal in the Plays of Zakes Mda
  14. Annette Pankratz / Alyce von Rothkirch / Kathleen Starck / Merle Tönnies: Making Play-Texts Live: Teaching Drama as Experience

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