Performativity and the Body: Staging Gender, Staging Race

TAPS 1630 S01 [CRN: 15651]

This course examines how we develop and interrogate different meanings around our bodies through performance practices in everyday life and on stage. Specifically, we analyze how race and gender are regulated, reinforced, reworked, and subverted through embodied modes of performance. We explore how raced and gendered bodies are constructed, reconstructed, and deconstructed through everyday performances of self from fashion to food to surgery. We will also examine works by playwrights, visual artists, and theatre artists who deploy performance practices to make, unmake, and remake historical, social, and political understandings of our bodies as raced and gendered. WRIT
Course Syllabus
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Fall 2014
Credit Hours
Maximum Enrollment
Course Attributes
Writing - Designated Courses
Primary Instructor
2:30 pm - 3:50 pm Tue, Thu - from Sep 3, 2014 to Dec 20, 2014
Exam Group Code
11 (Dec 19, 2014 9:00am)