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Spring 2019 Theatre UN3160 section 001
QUEER PERFORMANCE

Call Number 01653
Day & Time
Location
W 2:10pm-4:00pm
To be announced
Points 4
Approvals Required None
Instructor Paige M Johnson
Type SEMINAR
Course Description This course surveys key theoretical and historical writings in the field of Queer Performance, both within and without Theatre and Performance Studies, as well as significant dramatic and performance works in the field. Beginning with an introduction to queer theory and questins surrounding gender and sexuality in performance, the course then moves into contemporary theories to examine works that use embodiment to question constructions of gender and sexuality onstage. Performances are regarded as provocations: what constitutes queer performance? Is sexuality all we mean by queer? What are the historical, aesthetic, and political aspects of queer performance? We will also pursue questions of practice and production: Where is queer performance staged and how is it received? How is it produced, fo whom, by whom, and with what funding? Is queer performance inherently or even necessarily radical? The course explores crosscultural performances, as well as performances spanning from theatrical stages to ritual to everyday performance.  Course fulfills one course in the "dramatic literature/theatre studies/performance studies" requirement for the Theatre/Drama and Theatre Arts major. 
Web Site Vergil
Department Theatre @Barnard
Enrollment 24 students as of 12:23AM Thursday, December 13, 2018
Subject Theatre
Number UN3160
Section 001
Division Barnard College
Campus Barnard College
Note Instructor permission given at first class
Section key 20191THTR3160V001

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