Gender, Sexualities and Performance

University of Roehampton

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Gender, Sexualities and Performance

  • Host University

    University of Roehampton

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Dance

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Upper

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    Hours & Credits

  • UK Credits

    20
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    5
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    7
  • Overview

    Assessment: essay (3000 - 3500 words) on set question [60%], in-class presentation (15 min.) [40%] [all components to be passed]
    Prerequisite(s): compulsory HE2 set
    This module examines dance art from theatrical, performance studies and gender studies perspectives. It provides students with an opportunity to critically understand gender constructions both on stage and in everyday life as performance. Students will be exposed to a range of theoretical frameworks including those of post-structuralism, postmodernism, feminism, cultural studies, queer studies, and transgender studies, and learn to apply these to specific case studies in dance, theatre and performance art. Seminal theories will be studied historically and as they were articulated within diverse disciplines such as anthropology, literary studies, cultural studies, psychoanalytic and film studies.

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