Sport as Performance

21M.846 Topics in Performance Studies: Sport as Performance

Claire Conceison

Seminar investigates the aesthetics of sport as theatrical performance and explores the performance of race, gender, class, nation, and sexuality in sport. Readings drawn from theatre/performance studies, anthropology, sociology, ethnic studies, gender studies, history, kinesiology. Topics covered include barnstorming, Olympics, Title IX, Native American mascots, and sports ranging from football to figure skating. Course work includes reading, writing, and research.

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