GENED 1113

How do the performances we see every day--on screens, on stages, and in everyday life--make race, gender, and sexuality real?

Performance surrounds us. We see performances online, in movies and on TV, on the sports field, in the theatre, in activism, and in everyday life. How do these performance produce or disrupt race and gender? This class provides analytical tools by which to answer this question. Texts include works by Anna Deavere Smith, David Henry Hwang, Bertolt Brecht, José Esteban Muñoz, and Judith Butler; topics include athletics, activism, the politics of public bathrooms, and weddings.