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TAPS 313: Performance and Performativity (ENGLISH 313, FEMGEN 313)

Performance theory through topics including: affect/trauma, embodiment, empathy, theatricality/performativity, specularity/visibility, liveness/disappearance, belonging/abjection, and utopias and dystopias. Readings from Schechner, Phelan, Austin, Butler, Conquergood, Roach, Schneider, Silverman, Caruth, Fanon, Moten, Anzaldúa, Agamben, Freud, and Lacan. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Win | Units: 1-4 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Phelan, P. (PI)

TAPS 314: Performing Identities (CSRE 314, FEMGEN 314)

This course examines claims and counter-claims of identity, a heated political and cultural concept over the past few decades. We will consider the ways in which theories of performance have offered generative discursive frameworks for the study of identities, variously shaped by vectors of race, gender, sexuality, religion, class, nation, ethnicity, among others. How is identity as a social category different from identity as a unique and personal attribute of selfhood? Throughout the course we will focus on the inter-locking ways in which certain dimensions of identity become salient at particular historical conjunctures. In addition, we will consider the complex discourses of identity within transnational and historical frameworks. Readings include Robin Bernstein, Ann Pellegrini, Tavia Nyong¿o, Jose Munoz, Michael Taussig, Wendy Brown, Talal Asad, Jasbir Puar, among others.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Menon, J. (PI)

TAPS 315: Dramaturgy

In this seminar, we will take the conventional idea of dramaturgy for narrative performance as developed in Western European theater since the enlightenment, and investigate its relation to non-narrative forms of performance in 20th and 21st (performance art, conceptual dance). Further, we will use dramaturgical procedures to explore the ideological content of performance and position of art institutions in our society. Finally, the students will get acquainted with production dramaturgy and get necessary tools to take the role of dramaturgs in actual performance productions.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

TAPS 321: Proseminar (TAPS 121)

Workshop. Open to graduate and undergraduate students. Prepares PhD students for the academic profession by honing skills in conference presentations, job market, and scholarly publications. Also offered to undergraduates to help prepare them for careers in theater.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Menon, J. (PI)

TAPS 330: Transnational Sexualities (FEMGEN 330)

Transnational Sexualites is an inter-disciplinary course that considers the aesthetic, social, and political formation of sexual subjectivities in a global world. How does the transnational traffic of people, media, images, finance, and commodities shape the force-fields of desire? What is the relationship between political economies and libidinal economies? The course will explore the erotics of race and religion, neoliberalism and globalization within a wide range geo-political contexts including Indonesia, China, Egypt, India, South Africa, US, among others.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

TAPS 333: Performance and Migration

This seminar examines an array of works from various gloabl sites to explore how artists have used performance to raise vital questions about location, citizenship, identity, community, and human agency in migrant contexts. By considering a range of examples from international commercial collaborations to the crisis-ridden narratives of asylum seekers, the course stages theoretical, practical, and ethical inquiries into art's role in relaying local concerns beyond national boundaries while extending students' appreciation of approaches in comparative theatre and performance studies.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Looser, D. (PI)

TAPS 334: Stage Management Techniques (TAPS 34)

The production process, duties, and responsibilities of a stage manager. Skills needed to stage manage a production. Ph.D students should enroll in 2 units. Undergraduates should enroll in 3 units.
Terms: Aut, Spr | Units: 2-3 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Kumaran, L. (PI)

TAPS 336: Comprehensive 1st Year Exam

Required course for first-year Ph.D. students in Theater & Performance Studies. Credits for work toward the Comprehensive 1st-year Exam taken in late February or Early March.
Terms: Win | Units: 2 | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Ross, J. (PI)

TAPS 341E: English Drama Before Shakespeare

English dramatic and theatrical culture from the mystery cycles of the late medieval period to the establishment of professional playhouses in late sixteenth-century London. Different dramatic genres (interludes, moralities, farces, tragedies, comedies, histories, pastoral plays), performance venues (streets, households, inns, schools, universities, court, playhouses), and dramatic traditions (classical, native, continental European) will be represented. Authors (of those who have names) range from Medwall, Skelton, Heywood, Preston, and Edwards to Lyly, Kyd, Greene, Peele, and Marlowe.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

TAPS 344: Puppetry with a Twist (TAPS 144)

Creative course is an introduction to puppetry with a survey of important styles and techniques from around the world including Twist's own. Hands on and individualized experience with the aim of each student creating or contributing to a puppet or object/figure performance. Course is as broad as the individual's creative expression.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-4 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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