Postgraduate Units of Study

PRFM5901 - Critical Theory and Performance

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ian Maxwell


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.


1x1000wd essay draft including bibliography and plan for essay (25%), 1x3500-4000wd final essay (75%)


1x3-hr seminar/week


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