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Spring 2014 English BC3998 section 006
SR SEM: STUDIES IN LITERATURE
SR SEM: POETIC CANON

Call Number 04674
Day & Time
Location
M 2:10pm-4:00pm
102 SULZBERGER A
Points 4
Approvals Required Department
Instructor James G Basker
Type SEMINAR
Course Description Prerequisites: Sign up through the "SR Seminar" section of myBarnard. Enrollment limited to Barnard senior English majors. This seminar investigates how American theatre/performance, as read through the lens of gender and sexuality, operates as a cultural force. Simply put, the U.S. is obsessed with sex; theatre/performance has proven a fertile medium for America's expression of this obsession. Exploring texts from the seventeenth through the twenty-first centuries, we will consider how performance intersects with the nation state's desire to regulate how we "practice" gender both publicly and behind closed doors. How is performance, which always includes gendered/raced/classed/sexualized bodies, situated in relationship to ideas of a national body politic? How does the American nation state hinge on how gender and sexuality are performed both on-stage and off? Authors include John Winthrop, Dion Boucicualt, Lillian Hellman, Tennessee Williams, David Henry Hwang, Michel Foucault, Jose Munoz, Jill Dolan, Suzan-Lori Parks, Holly Hughes, Tony Kushner, Lisa Kron, Margaret Cho and performance groups Split Britches, Five Lesbian Brothers, Pomo Afro Homos.
Web Site CourseWorks
Department English @Barnard
Enrollment 9 students as of 7:29PM Sunday, October 19, 2014
Subject English
Number BC3998
Section 006
Division Barnard College
Open To Barnard
Campus Barnard College
Note EBEAR LOTTERY NOV 6-13; BARNARD MAJORS ONLY
Section key 20141ENGL3998X006

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