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Drama 583 Foundations in Performance Studies

Course Name: Foundations in Performance Studies

SLN: 13471
Meeting Time: MW 3:00pm - 5:20pm
Term: Spring 2023

This course focuses on the emerging “knowledge formation” of performance studies. It includes discourses concerning the relationship between text and practice; performance as a reflection of society, a witnessing to an experience, or a challenge to social structures or ways of knowing; emerging ideas of audience reception theory; and so forth.  

By the end of the course, students will have a basic comprehensive knowledge of some of the canonical theorists and texts associated with performance studies, a knowledge of several recent case-studies to which these theories can be applied for deeper understanding, and a knowledge of the ways in which meaning is produced through both textual and performative discourses.