Contemporary Theater: Theories and Aesthetics|
Fall 2019 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory|
|Course Cluster: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate|
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.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: THEA105 OR THEA150 OR THEA245 OR [THEA199 or ENGL269] OR THEA185
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(THEA)
Histories, Theories, Criticism, and Plays.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short papers, Group and Individual Projects.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
THEA 302 is a required course for Theater majors.
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