WGSS 237
Queer Drama Spring 2019
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed WGSS 237 / THEA 240
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This seminar course is a deep dive into the richly dissonant dialogue between queer lives and live performance. How have queer artists shaped and reshaped the field of theatre and performance over time? How has drama, in turn, shaped the landscape of queer life? What inventions and innovations might we attribute to the evolution of “queer”? We will look to the work of artists such as Tennessee Williams, Tarell McCraney, Taylor Mac, Reza Abdoh, Sharon Bridgforth, Virginia Grise, and many others as we seek to map the messy topography of queer performance.
The Class: Format: seminar, three hours per week
Limit: 14
Expected: 14
Class#: 3793
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: two 5-page papers, participation in text-based seminars, and a final performance
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: if the class is overenrolled, students will submit a letter of interest in the class
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
WGSS 237 Division II THEA 240 Division I
DPE Notes: This course takes "queer" as an analytical and methodological lens for approaching questions of power, performance, and self-making.

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