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Performance and Performativity
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 1.0 Liberal Studies credit at the 200 level, including 0.5 VISC credit
Performance, a marginalized form of artistic activity during the reign of modernism, has in the time of postmodernism become a central component in art, culture and theory. This course will examine the diverse range of practices in recent performance art as well as explore some of its historical precedents. Course materials are interdisciplinary and will cover several of the many critical fields influencing contemporary performance discourse, such as feminism, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies. The term “performance” in this course is understood in the broadest sense. Works to be discussed will include artists’ projects as well as events in mass media, politics, popular culture and “real life.”
Notes: Students who previously took VISC 4B91: Special Topic in Visual Culture: Performance & Performativity in the 2004/2005 academic year may not take this course for further credit.
Course was last updated June 19, 2008 - 11:29 AM