Communication and Culture | Introduction to Performance in Communication and Culture
C502 | 16578 | Seizer, S.


Th, 2:30 PM-5:00 PM, C2 272

Meets with FOLK-F 750

Open to Graduates Only!

Instructor: Susan Seizer
E-Mail: sseizer@indiana.edu
Office: C2 241
Phone: 856-1986

This course is designed to introduce graduate students to the
ethnographic study of performance. We will read influential studies
from scholars working in a wide range of disciplinary and
interdisciplinary homes including anthropology, folklore,
ethnomusicology, linguistics, art history, film, theater, dance,
journalism, and communication and culture. Grounded in a historical
consideration of the scholarly move to appreciate interpersonal
communication as interactive event rather than simply as verbal
text,  we will pay particular attention to how scholars represent
the interaction between observer and observed in their writings on
performance. By attending to the specificity of any such given
text/context relation, this course aims to give students tools to
both read, write, and think clearly about the role of performance in
culture.