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ARTH 416
Senior Seminar: The Art of Minor Resistance: Advanced Readings in Race, Gender, Performance Spring 2020
Division I
Cross-listed THEA 416 / COMP 404 / WGSS 416 / ARTH 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#: 3477
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 I
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
THEA 416 Division I COMP 404 Division II WGSS 416 Division II ARTH 416 Division II

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