Performing Identity

Identity: we use this word every day. But what is an identity, and how has our contemporary understanding of this concept been forged through theatrical performance? Pairing key theoretical and critical texts with play and performance texts, this class will explore how theatrical performance reflects, refracts, and refutes our contemporary understanding of identity. The fraught relationship between texts and bodies will be a key site of its investigation. Class members will think on their feet, as well as on the page. Expect to perform, write, and read critically. This course (ENGL 427) is taught by Jennifer Fink.

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