Sport As Performance


Sport as Performance

Douglas A. Jones

Associate Professor of Theater Studies, English, and African & African American Studies

Theater Studies Major - Area 2 (Dramatic Literature, Theater History, Performance Studies)

This course studies athletic cultures under rubrics provided by theater, performance studies, anthropology, media studies, and history to understand sports as ritual, theater, and performance. Our investigation includes professional and collegiate teams sports, as well as individual athletic performances. The course includes examinations of gender, race, and national identity in live events and the media. A twice-weekly seminar format features lectures, discussions, independent research projects, and guest speakers from the worlds of athletics, theater, and media.


New Course Fall 2023

Curriculum Codes
  • CCI
  • ALP
Cross-Listed As
  • AAAS 203
Typically Offered