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Advanced Topics in Performance Studies: Imagining Anticolonial Performance Practices

THEA 316
Fall 2020 not offered
Course Cluster and Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory Certificate, Queer Studies, Sustainability and Environmental Justice

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. In addition to introducing students to some of the key debates in the field of performance studies, this class will pay particular attention to decolonial and anticolonial performance practices. With a specific attention to Native North American politics, practice, art, and performance, we will study examples of contemporary Indigenous art in order to imagine performance's potential ability to work toward the anti-normalization of settler colonial logics and laws. Student projects will take the shape of semester-long critical research papers.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA THEA
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CSCT)(STS)

Last Updated on JUN-17-2024
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