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Catalogue 2015-2016 
Catalogue 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENGL 315 - Studies in Performance

Semester Offered: Fall
1 unit(s)

This course offers advanced study in the relationship between performance and text. Performance in this case is broadly conceived. It can include dramatic performances of plays, as well as storytelling, comic or musical performance, performance art, and poetry. The course may also explore such categories as gender or identity as forms of performance.

Topic for 2015/16a:  Performing Disability.  This course explores disability both in and as performance across a range of media. Topics include: the performance of disability in everyday life; disability as metaphor; representations of disability in drama, film, and television; disability arts and culture; and the work of disabled performing artists. Texts include plays from Shakespeare to the present, as well as readings in disability studies, performance studies, feminist and queer theory. A highlight of the course will be a workshop with deaf poet-storyteller Peter Cook and a performance by the Flying Words Project.  Ms. Dunn.

Limited enrollment.

One 2-hour period.

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