The module analyses ways in which performance engages with, reveals, challenges, deconstructs and resists dominant norms of gender and sexuality. A key focus will be on how performances reflect and contribute to shifts in circulating discourses of power. Starting with the traditionally 'umarked' dominance of white heterosexual men, students will engage with a range of plays, practitioners, performance artists and documentary examples to interrogate notions of the 'other' as performances of gender and sexual identities. The module will look at theoretical frameworks of gender and sexuality, at the same time exploring the intersections with other elements of performance of identity such as social class and ethnicity.
Class Location and Time (Terms 1 & 2)
TUESDAY 1000-1300 G56