COMPLIT 141 - Great Performances
Section: 001 Great Performances at Michigan
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
FYWR, HU, FYWR
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Lab Fee:
50.00
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Are you eager to learn more about performing arts at the University of Michigan? In this class, we will explore great performances in music, theater, film, dance and related arts, analyzing the relation between tradition and innovation in performing “great” works, and asking what makes a “great” performance.

Students will attend a series of events presented by the University Musical Society, the Michigan Theater, the School of Music, Theater, and Dance, and other performing arts organizations around campus. (A course fee of $50, added to your U-M fees, will cover all performance tickets, offered at a special discount).

Lectures will prepare students for attending these performances, and feature occasional visits from guest speakers and performing artists. Discussion sections will focus on weekly response papers, allowing students to respond to the performances while also working on their writing skills.

This introductory course is open to undergraduates across all departments and programs, including LSA, the Honors Program, the Residential College, as well students in music, theater, dance, art and design, architecture, engineering, etc. No performance experience required!

Performances for fall 2017 will include a concert by the Ann Arbor Symphony (Sept 16), a National Theatre Live broadcast of "Angels in America" (Sept 24), a Brecht play performed by SMTD (Oct 6), the Ragamala Dance Company (October 20), a new opera by William Bolcom (Nov 11), and a MUSKET musical theater production (Nov 17).

Course Requirements:

Throughout the semester, students will consider the concept of performance from different historical, critical and creative perspectives, and develop their skills in writing about performance. Students will write a series of short response papers (2-3 pages) and develop their responses in two longer papers (a critical analysis of 7-8 pages, and a research paper of 10-12 pages). Longer papers will be circulated in drafts for workshopping in discussion sections, and receive instructor’s feedback for revision as well. Other course requirements include regular attendance at lectures and performances; timely completion of reading and writing assignments; active participation in discussion sections and writing workshops; submission of final writing portfolio. No midterm, no final exam.

Intended Audience:

This course is open to first and second year students.

Class Format:

Combination of lecture and discussion

COMPLIT 141 - Great Performances
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