FT 2PI: PERFORMANCE & IDENTITY

The module will study the construction, representation and performance of diverse modes of identity through theatre and performance, such as gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity or disability, and will consider how these intersect with the performance of identity in culture more generally. We will consider how theatre and performance can both reinforce particular identity positions and stereotypes, and also expose or contest narrow, oppressive or exclusive identity positions. We will explore the work of theatre practitioners in relation to specific socio-historical, theoretical and theatrical frameworks, and will also study cultural performances such as public installations. Aims: • To cultivate an understanding of the construction, representation and performance of diverse modes of identity in theatre and in culture more generally, including, for example, gender, sexuality, class, ethnicity or disability. • To gain an understanding of how theatre and culture more generally intervenes in the construction, representation and performance of identies to reinforce identity positions and / or to interrogate them. • To develop appropriate critical and theoretical frameworks for analysing the performance of identity in theatre and culture more generally.

Term(s) offered: Spring term module; 20 [10 ECTS credits]
Credit: 3.0
General Education: II A 2 or III A