NATIVEAM 601 - Topics in Native American Studies
Winter 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Native American Studies (NATIVEAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing.
May be elected once for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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This seminar will explore and develop the relationship among Indigenous Studies, Theatre Studies, and Performance Studies. Drawing on aesthetic performance created by Indigenous artists it seeks to uncover how Indigenous performance might create and enact theoretical insights into the nature of performance and the meaning of Indigeneity. It is driven by questions such as: How is performance used by and for Indigenous communities? What is the relationship between live, embodied performance and Indigeneity? Is there something called Indigenous Performance Studies? If so, what are its investments and interventions? Focusing upon Native American/First Nations theatrical performance in the past and the present this class will also think about dance and music in an effort to articulate embodied aesthetic performances by Indigenous artists. Performances and scripts by Indigenous artists will be paired with theoretical and methodological texts from Theatre, Performance Studies, and Indigenous Studies to develop the limits and possibilities of how performance and Indigeneity have been understood and articulated. This course will be of interest to students intent upon learning about Indigenous Studies methodological and theoretical approaches, Performance/Theatre Studies methodological and theoretical approaches, or those interested in the history and contemporary iterations of Indigenous theatre and performance in the United States and Canada.


NATIVEAM 601 - Topics in Native American Studies
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM

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