Special Topics in Performance Studies


Hybrid: Both remote and in-person enrollment

Fall 2020 topic: Blackness in Performance

The course examines the social construction and performativity of race and, specifically, representations of Blackness in theatre, film, TV, music, and radio. The course covers the work of major Black scholars, theorists, and artists – from vital mid-century voices such as Frantz Fanon and Alice Childress to contemporary work by Jennifer Kidwell, Jordan Peele, Killer Mike, and Beyoncé – and several influential Black theatre makers on the syllabus will visit the class to discuss their work. (CL: ENGLISH, VMS, AAAS)

Special Topics in Performance Studies. Topics vary by semester. May be repeated for credit. Topics course. One course.


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