2012/Fall: Queer Performance


What is the relation between performance and queerness?  Why have so many queer projects taken up the language and practice of performance and theatricality?  Is there something inherently theatrical, or performative, about queerness, or even sexuality?  This course takes up these questions by examining different examples of historical and contemporary performance (including theatre, dance, and performance art) alongside excerpts from important texts in Queer Theory.  The course culminates in the creation of original performance projects.