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DRAMA 582 A: Analysis of Dramatic Texts

Meeting Time: 
MW 3:30pm - 5:20pm
Location: 
HUT 154
SLN: 
13627
Instructor:
Jasmine Mahmoud
Jasmine Mahmoud

Syllabus Description:

Performance Ethnography

MW 3:30 - 5:30pm (this corrected time will update in Time Schedule soon!)

What are the methods for observing, engaging, and embodying culture? How does the lens of performance -- as embodied action, practice, and repertoire -- deepen methods attentive to aesthetics, expressive cultures, sensorium, and geography? These questions root this course on performance ethnography, which aligns ethnography -- the method of studying culture (often through observation, fieldwork, and interviews) -- with the interdisciplinary lens of performance. Readings cover ethnographic methods (including critical, dance, and performance ethnography), and include ethnographic texts that consider performance in dialogue with geography, race, gender, sexuality, aesthetics, and form, as well as ethics. Throughout the course, students will practice ethnographic methods (including observation, writing field notes, conducting interviews, documenting sensorium, and staging embodied performance) in support of a final ethnographic research paper.

Catalog Description: 
Analytic approaches to dramatic materials, concentrating on semiotics, Marxism, feminism, or a related critical theory.
Credits: 
5.0
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
December 2, 2021 - 6:24pm
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