ENGL 4401 Power, Performance, and the Body in Contemporary Drama (Fall: 3 )
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.
Instructor(s): Andrew Sofer
Last Updated: 26-Mar-14