HomeEasy to StartB.Tech Semester VIIIHS 407 Communication: Technology, Culture and Drama

Technology and culture: base, superstructure, hegemony, alienation, commodity fetishism and cultural materialism; -technologization- of culture; techno-culture; consumption; culture and communication in the age of globalization; impact of changes in language and communication: theory of the public sphere; readings from selected theorists: Habermas, Thompson and Baudrillard; Drama as communication; dramatic art as mediated representation of culture; drama in the age of technology; modern and postmodern drama; drama and- communication of cultural critique: the Absurd Theatre as a case study. 

 

Texts:

1. A. Giddens et.al ed., The Polity Reader in Cultural Theory,
Polity Press, 2004.

2.H. Pinter, The Dwarfs and Nine Revue Sketches, Faber and Faber: London,
1998.

3. S. Beckett, Waiting For Godot, Grove Press: New York, 1954.

References:

A. Appadurai, Modernity at Large: Cultural Dimensions of
Globalization, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 1996.
S. During ed., The Cultural Studies Reader, Routledge: London,
1993.
R. Williams, Problems in Materialism and Culture: Selected Essays,
Verso, 1980.
M. Esslin, The Theatre of the Absurd, Pelican, 1980.

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