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Performance Studies

College of Arts and Sciences
Bloomington

Steering Committee
Distinguished Professor Richard Bauman (Anthropology, Folklore); Professor Roger Herzel (Theatre and Drama), Anya Peterson Royce (Anthropology), Ruth Stone (Folklore); Associate Professors Beverly Stoeltje (Folklore), Timothy Wiles (English)

Academic Advisor
Distinguished Professor Richard Bauman, 809 E Seventh St., (812) 855-6467

Ph.D. Minor in Performance Studies

Interdisciplinary study of the theory and practice of performance, including aesthetic activity that is explicitly framed as performance (such as dance, theater, or music), as well as the performative dimensions of social life more generally.

Course Requirements
One core course in theories of performance studies (P601) and three other courses representing at least two disciplines, one of which emphasizes the direct experience of performance. Students will choose these courses in consultation with an advisor from outside the studentís discipline who has been approved by the Performance Studies steering committee.

Grades
Minimum of a B (3.0) in all courses to count toward the minor.

Examination
None.

Courses

P600 Readings and Research in Performance Studies (1-3 cr.) Guided reading and research in Performance Studies. P601 Proseminar in Performance Studies (3 cr.) Interdisciplinary study of the theory and practice of performance, including aesthetic activity that is explicitly framed as performance (such as theater, music, dance), cultural performances and display events, and performance as a distinctive mode of communicative action.

Folklore
F750 Performance Studies (3 cr.) Examination of performance-centered theory and analysis.

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