Estonian Contemporary Culture
Course code
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Course title in Estonian
Eesti nüüdiskultuur
Course title in English
Estonian Contemporary Culture
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
Assessment form
lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
Support students in learning basic knowledge of Estonian contemporary culture: theatre, film and popular culture.
Brief description of the course
Overview of the development of Estonian theatre and film, the main aspects of contemporary Estonian theatre and film. Most important examples of modern theatre and film. The current situation of Estonian popular culture.
Independent work
Individual work consists of visiting theatres and cinemas, watching movies, writing essays. The examples of Estonian popular culture are tackled.
Learning outcomes in the course
Basic knowledge of the history and the present state of Estonian theatre and film. Basic knowledge of contemporary Estonian popular culture.
Assessment methods
Exam (paper).
Professor Piret Viires, Lektor Anneli Kõvamees
Study literature
Estonian Films 2002-2003. Tallinn 2003.
Jaak Rähesoo. Estonian Theatre. Tallinn 2003
The World of Estonian Theatre. Tallinn: Estonian Institute / Estonian Theatre Agency, 2012.
To be specified in the beginning of the class.

Replacement literature
Jeff Johnson, The New Theatre of the Baltics. McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2007.
To be specified in the beginning of the class.