LATINOAM 601 - Topics in Latina/o Studies
Winter 2023, Section 001 - Performance and Politics in the Americas
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Latina/o American Studies (LATINOAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/4/23 - 4/18/23 (see other Sections below)
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What are the intersections of performance and politics in the Americas? In this class we will address performance (understood in relation to the performing arts but also as a lens for social analysis) from a hemispheric perspective, focusing on the intersection of performance and politics, as they are inflected by race and ethnicity, national contexts, language, migration, gender, sexuality, class, ability/disability, social movements, new technologies, and violence. The class will serve as an introduction to performance studies with a focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, and Latinx experience in the United States and Canada.

We will read texts by key performance studies scholars and artists such as Diana Taylor, David Román, Ramón Rivera-Servera, Marcela A. Fuentes, Laura G. Gutiérrez, Leticia Alvarado, Vivian Martínez Tabares, José Esteban Muñoz, Carmelita Tropicana, Coco Fusco, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, and Antonio Prieto Stambaugh, and integrate videos and films focusing on figures such as Diamela Eltit, Astrid Hadad, Jesusa Rodríguez, Regina José Galindo, Petrona de la Cruz Cruz, Teresa Hernández, Teresa Ralli, Ana Mendieta, Tania Bruguera, Las Yeguas del Apocalipsis (The Mares of the Apocalypse), Lukas Avendaño, Walter Mercado, Francis Alÿs, Arthur Aviles, Javier Cardona, Carlos Martiel, John Leguizamo, Wu Tsang, Awilda Rodríguez Lora, Macha Colón, Janpi Star, Pó Rodil, Cheril Linett, and Lido Pimienta. Class will be conducted in English. All readings will be available in English.


LATINOAM 601 - Topics in Latina/o Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
1/4/23 - 4/18/23
Note: Meets-with SPANISH 832

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