Minor in Popular Culture Studies - Gender Theory and Contemporary Performance GWST 3912   Gender Theory and Contemporary Performance
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This seminar course offers students an opportunity to encounter some of the most provocative and challenging gender theory of recent years in relation to contemporary theatre, film and performance art. Students will read considerations of the relationship between gender, performance and identity by such authors as Jacques Lacan, Michel Foucault, Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Judith Butler, Peggy Phelan and Camille Paglia, among others. Alongside these works, we will examine contemporary performances, from the popular to the oppositional. Through this intertextual exploration of theory and performance, we will aim to expand our understanding of the ways in gender roles are created, maintained, questioned and changed in contemporary culture(s).
FORMAT:
  • Lecture
  • Seminar

FORMAT COMMENTS: bi-weekly screenings
CROSS-LISTING: THEA 3912.03