ASIAN 402 - East Asian Performance Theory
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Advisory Prerequisites:
No prerequisites, but previous coursework in drama/performance or Asian culture would be helpful.
May be elected twice for credit.
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Rackham credit requires additional work.
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This course introduces students to the field of performance studies through East Asian performance. We will consider the relationship between performance, critical theory, and the discursive production of "Asia" as an object of study. The two main goals of the course will be 1) to introduce students to the major texts and methodological approaches of performance studies and 2) to consider the role performance plays in discussions of East Asian cultural production. In particular, we will consider the disciplinary formations of performance studies and East Asian studies in relation to one another as we explore theories of embodiment, performativity, and nationality. Students will learn different methods of reading performance closely, using documented and live performance material. Performance workshops with artists and scholars will be incorporated whenever possible. Readings will include works by authors such as Suzuki Tadashi, Rey Chow, J.L. Austin, Eve Sedgwick, Uchino Tadashi, Hijikata Tatsumi, Judith Butler, Zeami Motokiyo, Fred Moten, Peggy Phelan, and Tomie Hahn. Students from all disciplines are welcome.

Intended Audience:

Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students

Class Format:

Two 90-minute meetings weekly

ASIAN 402 - East Asian Performance Theory
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001 (SEM)
MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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