A workshop with the title 'Creating Poetic Masks, Crafting Dramatic Monologues' will be offered on Friday November 8th, 2019, by Dr. Yannis Kanarakis (Department of English Literature and Culture, School of English, AUTh).
This workshop is going to take place in Room 112 (Old Philosophy Building, AUTh) between 18:30-20:30.
Language of the workshop: English.
**A certificate of attendance will be provided**
The places available for this workshop are limited. So if you're interested in attending, please forward your emails to: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is organized by the School of English Book Club and Creative Workshop Series 'Transparent Windows.' For more information about our group please click here.
Event Coordinator: Dr. Tatiani Rapatzikou (email@example.com)
Throughout the history of western literature there have been many genres that have fallen out of use, become obsolete and are studied today on purely historical grounds. These genres were once mediums through which social, political or aesthetic ideas were expressed, and when the intellectual climate shifted, they were rendered useless. History, on the other hand, has witnessed certain other genres, which, with the passage of time, have proven to be far more resilient in their ability to mutate and constantly respond to different social needs and, thus, prolong their existence and relevance. A genre like this is the dramatic monologue, which, since the Renaissance, has managed to maintain its popularity until today and upon which this workshop focuses. We will begin by addressing the relevance of this traditional genre today and we will consider its socio-historical and literary implications, discussing also why it is so popular nowadays in creative writing courses around the world. Then, students will engage with a series of creative activities that will facilitate familiarization with this type of poetry and its potentials that will eventually enable them to write a dramatic monologue of their own.
Yannis Kanarakis is an adjunct faculty member in the Department of English Literature and Culture at Aristotle University, Thessaloniki. He has taught graduate and postgraduate courses for the University of London, the University of Northampton and the Open Greek University. He has presented several papers at international conferences and his articles have appeared, among others, in The Pater Newsletter, in The Victorian Network and in several edited volumes. His chapter on Victorian Philhellenism is included in Anglo-American Perceptions of Hellenism (2007), published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. His research interests include literary theory, late 19th century aesthetics, postmodern poetics, affect theory and contemporary theories of literary representation.