Postgraduate Units of Study
PRFM5901 - Critical Theory and Performance
Semester 1, 2011 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Amanda Card
As an emerging discipline, performance studies has drawn upon a wide range of theoretical positions and resources, from semiotics to New Historicism, cultural studies, feminism, psychoanalysis, discourse theory, deconstruction, phenomenology and hermeneutics. In this unit, we will read some key theoretical texts and look at how they have been applied to the analysis of performance.
1x essay preparation of a bibliography for their essay and plan, plus 1000 words of draft essay writing in which a performance is described and analysed through the 'lens' of one of the critical theories surveyed in the unit, by Week 9 (25%), 1x3500-4000wd final essay on the topic "What is Interpretation?" (75%)
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