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ENGL 4401 Power, Performance, and the Body in Contemporary Drama (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines representations of the body in post-1945 European, North American, and South African drama. Topics will include sexual politics and feminism; racial identity and the divided self; colonialism and the “Other”; the implications of human cloning; the body as performed artwork; and the family in the age of AIDS. Our texts will likely include such classic works as M Butterfly and Angels in America as well as more recent plays. Requirements include a substantial paper; a review of a local production; and a final. No previous experience of drama is required, but students should be prepared for graphic language and content.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Andrew Sofer

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 26-Mar-14