Race, Gender, and Performance (Gen Ed 1113)

Semester: 

Spring

Offered: 

2023

How do the performances we see every day--on screens, on stages, and in everyday life--make race, gender, and sexuality real?

 

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Robin M. Bernstein

Performance surrounds us. We see performances online, in movies and on TV, on the sports field, in the theatre, in activism, and in everyday life. How do these performance produce or disrupt race and gender? This class provides analytical tools by which to answer this question. Texts include works by Anna Deavere Smith, David Henry Hwang, Bertolt Brecht, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Judith Butler; topics include AIDS activism, politics of public bathrooms, and weddings.

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