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CS92PROD
Performance Studies
THEA 316
Fall 2011 not offered
Crosslisting: RELI 385

Within the frame of performance studies, this seminar focuses on how particular uses of the body, space, and narrative inform the limits and intersections between ritual and theater. Ritual and theater are broadly defined to include cultural events and nontraditional performances. We will look at a number of theoretical texts as well as case studies, performances, and rituals to examine the differences and points of contact between ritual and theater's modes of action and presence, spatial relationships, and narrative frames.

Essential Capabilities: Intercultural Literacy, Writing
1. Writing: Students will work on a 15-20 page research paper throughout the semester.
2. Intercultural Literacy: The course examines rituals and ritualistic performances across cultures and time periods.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (RELI)(SISP-Reli Conc)(THEA)

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