DRAMA 577 A: Seminar In Theatre History

Dark Tourism

Meeting Time: 
TTh 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
HUT 150
SLN: 
13242
Instructor:
Scott Magelssen, in the Space Shuttle simulator at the Museum of Flight
Scott Magelssen

Additional Details:

This course explores the performative aspects of sites of disaster, economic and environmental tragedy, and human violence—capitalized upon by the burgeoning tourism industry while also promising deeper experiential learning about the world around us. From tourist attractions featuring immersive simulations of Vietkong tunnels in Vietnam, to death camps and Rwandan sites of genocide, these performances have by turns tantalized the tourist’s desire for tragedy and offered poignant destinations for redress and empathy. Readings in Saidiri Hartman, Willis, Clark, Sion, Lennon and Foley, Patraka, Alvarez, and field trips to dark tourism sites in the area.

Catalog Description: 
Specific topics in theatre history, examining the drama of various national, linguistic, and/or religious culture in detail.
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
November 14, 2017 - 9:17pm