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Advanced Topics in Performance Studies

THEA 316
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory
Course Cluster: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate, Queer Studies

Performance Studies is an interdisciplinary field (brushing up against anthropology, theater studies, linguistics, critical race studies, psychoanalysis, and queer theory) that orbits conceptions of "the live." We will use "performance" as both a practice and lens to explore art, theater, dance, music, everyday performances, and presentations of the self. Through close reading of theoretical texts, visual art works, and live performances we will explore the social and cultural importance of performance and performativity, especially as they come to bear upon queer and minoritarian lives and dreams. Student projects will take the shape of semester long critical research papers. This class is especially recommended for anyone interested in doing an honors thesis in Theater.

This counts as an Expanded Field of Theater course for the theater major.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

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