PERFORMANCE STUDIES

Advisory Faculty: Professors: BUCKY*, EPPEL, HOPPIN***, OCKMAN*, DARROW*, Coordinator. Associate Professors: D. EDWARDS. Assistant Professors: BEAN, Coordinator, BURTON, CASSIDAY, S. HAMILTON, KAGAYA, L. JOHNSON, A. SHEPPARD. Lecturers: BROTHERS, JAFFE.

Performance Studies provides an opportunity to inhabit a place where the making of artistic and cultural meaning intersects with critical reflection on those processes. The cluster has as its primary goal the bringing together of those students and faculty engaged in the creative arts, i.e., studio art, creative writing, dance, film and video, music, and theater with those departments that reflect in part on those activities, e.g., Anthropology and Sociology, Art History, Classics, foreign languages, Comparative Literature,English, History, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion and Theater.

The cluster allows faculty and students to conduct intensive and focussed interdisciplinary studies in performance. The central ideas which performance studies confronts-action, body, frame, representation, race, ethnicity, gender, politics, history and transcultural experience-circulate within and through the subjects and fields upon which the cluster draws.

Students in Performance Studies are encouraged to do three things: 1) try different artistic media, both in the curriculum and beyond; 2) move between the doing of art and performance and thinking about that process; and 3) prepare a portfolio of their work in different media. The list of courses below is divided between doing courses (practicums) and reflection/criticism courses. Voluntary portfolios are entirely optional. What we suggest is that portfolios should draw on at least four projects or productions. They should show critical self-reflection on the creative processes, comparison of the artistic media employed and also demonstrate performance criticism on the work of others. Preparation of the portfolio should normally begin in the second semester of the junior year. It will be done under the supervision of a member of the advisory committee and will be presented in the senior year to faculty and students interested in the cluster.

Reflection and Criticism Courses

Anthropology 328T Emotions and the Self

Anthropology 364 Ritual, Politics, and Performance

ArtH 365 Non-Fiction and Experimental Film (Deleted 2001-2002)

English 351 Queer Theories (Deleted 2001-2002)

English 369 Queer World Making in Literature, Film and Performance (Deleted 2001-2002)

English 376/ArtS 384 Documentary Technologies

English 373 Modern Critical Theory

English 387 American Gothic Video (Deleted 2001-2002)

INTR 242/ArtH 268/ArtS 212/Religion 289 Cyberscapes

Japanese 276 Premodern Japanese Literature and Performance

Comparative Literature 111/English 120 The Nature of Narrative

Music 106 Opera

Music 112 Music and the Dramatic Imagination (Deleted 2001-2002)

Music 130 History of Jazz

Music 140 Introduction to the Music of Duke Ellington

Music 141 Introduction to the Music of John Coltrane

Philosophy 308 Wittgenstein's Investigations

Philosophy 327 Foucault: Gender, Power, and the Body

Religion 302 Religion and Society

Theatre 205 Culture of Carnival

Theatre 207 History of Dance (Deleted 2001-2002)

Theatre 210 Multicultural Performance

Theatre/ArtS 323 Theatre of Images

Practicum Courses

ArtS 230 Drawing II

ArtS 241 Painting

ArtS 257 Photography (Deleted 2001-2002)

ArtS 288 Video

English 281 The Writing of Poetry

English 283 Introductory Workshop in Fiction

Music 203T, 204T Composition

Music 212, 213 Jazz Theory and Improvisation

Music 214 Basic Conducting

Music 215 Choral Conducting

Physical Education Dance, Pilates Method Matwork

Theatre 201 The Design Response

Theatre 208 Dance Composition (Deleted 2001-2002)

Theatre 306 Advanced Acting

Theatre 307 Stage Directing

Theatre 322T Performance Criticism

Theatre/ArtS 323 Theatre of Images

Theatre 324 Theatre for the Ear: Telling Stories Through Sound