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All the World's a Stage
ENGL 170
Spring 2013
Section: 01  

What can dramatic literature and events teach us about the performances of everyday life and how do they both reflect and shape those performances? We will examine different perspectives on the performance of everyday life and discuss the theoretical insights of Virginia Woolf, Clifford Geertz, Erving Goffman, Victor Turner, Judith Butler, Joseph Roach, Diana Taylor, and Peggy Phelan. We will immerse ourselves in dramatic literature and events that both illuminate and challenge those perspectives. Mining a range of texts and events, we will pay close attention to the performance of self, the creation of community, and the connections (and disconnects) between history and performance. In addition to dramatic literature, we will study a range of performance events, such as historical pageants, parades, living history museums, and solo performance.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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