We are always and everywhere performing. We produce plays and inhabit other places and times. We participate in religious rituals. We occupy public and virtual spaces to protest political injustice. We invest significant time, labor, and energy in managing our social identities. And when we work, if we work, we receive performance reviews. This course engages performance as lens for exploring embodiment, representation, identity, and history. Drawing upon the breadth and depth of performance studies as an interdisciplinary field of inquiry over the past half-century, this course will introduce students to performance as both a subject and method of humanistic inquiry. Through lectures, discussions, and performance analysis exercises we will explore what a performance studies perspective enables us to understand anew.
Spring 2024 (2244)
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