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Spring 2014 Comparative Literature and Society BC3160 section 001
TRAGIC BODIES

Call Number 06349
Day & Time
Location
MW 1:10pm-2:25pm
237 Milbank Hall (Barnard)
Points 3
Approvals Required None
Instructor Nancy Worman
Type LECTURE
Course Description This course will focus on embodiment in ancient and modern drama as well as in film, television, and performance art, including plays by Sophocles, Shakespeare, and Beckett; films such as “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Limits of Control”; and performances by artists such as Karen Finley and Marina Abromovic. We will explore the provocations, theatricality, and shock aesthetics of such concepts as Artaud’s “Theater of Cruelty” and Kristeva's "powers of horror," as well as Adorno's ideas about terror and the sublime.
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Department Comparative Literature and Society @Barnard
Enrollment 17 students as of 12:31AM Friday, September 19, 2014
Subject Comparative Literature and Society
Number BC3160
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard, Columbia College, Engineering and Applied Science: Undergraduate, General Studies, Graduate School of Arts and Science
Campus Barnard College
Section key 20141CPLS3160X001

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