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.
A. Giddens et.al ed., The Polity Reader in Cultural Theory, Polity Press, 2004.^$^H. Pinter, The Dwarfs and Nine Revue Sketches, Faber and Faber: London, 1998.^$^S. Beckett, Waiting For Godot, Grove Press: New York, 1954.
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.
Academic Complex Block F Department of Humanities and Social Sciences
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati
Guwahati, Assam, 781039