Class 20788 DRAM 4592 - 001 (Seminar)
Special Topics in Drama
Topic Performing Race & Citizenship
Instructor Katelyn Wood
Meetings
Katelyn WoodMoWeFr 10:00AM - 10:50AMDrama Education Bldg 217
Other SIS Info
Enrollment: (Show Graph) 5 students (capacity 16)
Status: Open, No Waitlist Available When Full
Units: 3
Meeting Dates: 01/18/2017 - 05/02/2017
Class Components: Seminar Required
Enrollment Requirements: None
Requirement Designation: None
Class Attributes: None
Grading: Graded
SIS Description: A directed study in dramatic literature, history, theory or criticism offered to upper-level students. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
Class Website https://collab.itc.virginia.edu/portal/site/17876aa9-3895-489f-8622-b517c702e268/page/13f2cd55-f244-4e7c-805f-1c9fcfb1b816
Class Subtitle Performing Race and Citizenship in 21st Century USA
Description This seminar investigates the role performance plays in forming our understandings of racial identity and U.S. citizenship. How does performance both shape and reject what "American" means in the 21st Century? How do particular genres of performance (re)claim who is, or is not, a "Real American?" Throughout the semester we will unpack and begin to answer these broad questions by engaging in critical race and performance theories/practices, addressing such topics as national borders, health, diaspora, sex, history, and political protest. Assignments will have written and creative components. Students will hone the necessary skills to analyze performance and gain foundational understandings of theories and methods pertinent to the fields of performance, critical race, and feminist/queer theories. This course fulfills the second writing requirement
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