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Contemporary Theater: Theories and Aesthetics

THEA 302
Spring 2019
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CHUM 344
Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory

This class will serve as an introduction to Theater & Performance Studies, interdisciplinary fields that brush against anthropology, linguistics, critical race studies, psychoanalysis, queer theory, and art history. We will approach "performance" as a practice and a lens. Students will explore close reading strategies for both textual and live performance events and examine live art, theater, everyday performances, and presentations of the self. This course will pay particular attention to the social and cultural importance of performance and performativity, especially as they come to bear upon queer, black, Latinx, and indigenous lives and dreams.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: THEA105 OR THEA150 OR THEA245 OR [THEA199 or ENGL269] OR THEA185
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(THEA)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on SEP-30-2023
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