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Course validation : The students will receive three grades : the ﬁrst will evaluate their involvement as actors, and their capacity and willingness to collaborate with their acting partners ; the second will evaluate their involvement as directors, the creativity and originality of their concept, and their ease in directing others ; the third will evaluate the ﬁnal presentation. Pedagogical Method : Understand the theatrical medium from the inside thanks to the mirror provided by the embedding of theatrical levels Explore the spatial possibilities between stage and house, actors and audience Understand what is at stake in the relationships between director, actors, and audience Course Description : Be it to unmask a usurper, seduce a lover, amuse a friend, or scare an enemy, Shakespearean characters often ﬁnd themselves implicated, willy-nilly, in plays within plays, or otherwise role playing on stage. By multiplying levels of theatricality and turning his characters into actors, directors, and stage-managers, Shakespeare advances the plot while offering insights on theatre as a medium. The students, themselves alternatively actors and directors, will explore the following questions : what are the stakes of a play within a play, and why does the author use this technique ? Is acting different when it is directed at the audience on a stage and at the actual audience — and if so, how ? What does the distance created by the embedding of levels reveal about theatre, and about the way it touches us ? The class will revolve around scenes from Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and The Tempest. Required reading : Shakespeare, Hamlet ; Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream ; Shakespeare, The Tempest.
Course validation : One written dissertation at the end of the academic year and graded exercices in the reading conference class. Pedagogical Method : Twelve lectures, each one dealing with a speciﬁc geographical area and historical period. We will follow the Silk Road branches using archeology, epigraphy, architecture, literary, religious or scientiﬁc texts and iconography as as many tools to try and capture the spirit as well as the daily activities of travelers. Not to mention economy as well as the study of divination, history of religions as well as nutrition and entertainement. Course Description : The purpose of this yearly class is to study the processes in the building, ﬂourishing and decline of the Silk Road(s) from the Antiquity origins to the 21 century revival. All aspects will be addressed in a pluridisciplinary approach along with reading conferences. Students will be required to work on primary sources and academic references. Required reading : Whitﬁeld Susan : Life along the Silk Road, London, John Murray, 2000.
AMERICA AND AFRICA : A COMPLEX RELATIONSHIP
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Aude CHANSON (Responsable de programme d'échange, Collège Universitaire, Campus de Reims). Pedagogical Format : Seminar Course Description : This course will introduce you to the intertwined history of Africa South of the Sahara and America from the sixteenth century to the present. The ﬁrst part of the course focuses on Africans and Afro-Americans in America from the slave trade to the second half of the twentieth century. The second part of the course discusses the place and role of America (with a special focus on the United States) in the African continent and examines the many political, social and economic transformations experienced and initiated by Americans in Africa. 129
ALONG THE SILK ROAD
Semester : Autumn and Spring Number of hours : 48 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Sophie ROCHEFORT GUILLOUET (Lecturer). Pedagogical Format : Lecture alone