Theorising Performance

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2019/20
Vakcode LWX065M05
Vaknaam Theorising Performance
Niveau(s) master
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I a
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Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:
1. demonstrate a thorough understanding of the main principles of contemporary theatre and performance theories.
2. show a good understanding of the dialogue between theatre/performance theory and larger theoretical discourses.
3. use theoretical frameworks in analysing contemporary performance practices.
4. develop a critical approach through synthesising theoretical concepts and ideas.
5. critically evaluate different theoretical approaches and assess their usefulness in discussing theatre and performance.
6. conduct independent research into primary and secondary sources.
7. formulate a sophisticated argument in written form.
8. present their work to an academic audience.
Omschrijving The module examines contemporary theatre and performance in the context of critical and theoretical debates of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. Taking account of the key postmodern approaches, we will explore the ‘performative turn’ as a paradigm shift across fields of inquiry and creative intervention. The seminar sessions explore ideas of postdramatic theatre and performative aesthetics, drawing links to a range of cultural and theoretical discourses which have challenged and extended conceptions of textuality, representation, and performativity. The course considers the cultural and political efficacy of contemporary performance practices, whilst also addressing the implications and potential limitations arising from conceptualisations of performance as a site of transformation and radical possibility.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm werkcollege
Toetsvorm werkstuk(ken)
Vaksoort master
Coördinator dr. E. Ioannidou
Docent(en) dr. E. Ioannidou
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Transformative Power of Performance: A New Aesthetics Fischer-Lichte, Erika 0415458560 ca. €  35,00
Entreevoorwaarden Bachelor's degree in KCM or an equivalent qualification in the opinion of the Board of Examiners.
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Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 4 semester I a mast