WGSS 416
Senior Seminar: The Art of Minor Resistance: Advanced Readings in Race, Gender, Performance Spring 2020
Division II
Cross-listed ARTH 416 / COMP 404 / THEA 416 / WGSS 416
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This seminar will study stagings and aesthetic theories of dissent in feminist, queer, anti-colonial, and anti-racist performance. An attunement to performance and to the minor is also a turn toward minoritarian knowledges and lifeworlds. Of interest will be modes of sensing and relating that are not often legible as political–including aesthetics of opacity, quiet, disaffection, aloofness, and inscrutability–but could be understood as critiques of political recognition. Performance is a capacious rubric in this class that will include performance art, social media, photography, music videos, poetry, street protest, and everyday life. Students will learn to describe, interpret, and theorize performance through discussion, writing, and creative form.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 15
Expected: 15
Class#: 3475
Grading: yes pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: in-class discussion, partner presentation, weekly reading responses, final project
Prerequisites: WGSS 101
Enrollment Preferences: WGSS majors, students with previous performance studies coursework
Distributions: Division II
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ARTH 416 Division II COMP 404 Division II THEA 416 Division I WGSS 416 Division II

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