ITAL602 - HISTORIOGRAPHY&METHOD

Section Description: 
This seminar investigates theories and models of historical investigation, exemplifying specific approaches to literature, cinema, and the performing arts. || PERFORMANCE STUDIES: “Performance” is a term used differently within a variety of academic disciplines and human activities (theatre, anthropology, visual arts, business, sports, politics, science) signaling “a wide range of human behaviors” (D. Taylor). In connection to an explosion of scholarship in performance studies during the last forty years in both theater studies (Schechner, Schneider, Worthen, Fischer-Lichte, Roach, Davis, Lehmann etc.) and musicology (Abbate, Cook, Levin), we will explore the relationship between this wide constellation of meanings on the one hand, and today’s music and theatre performances on the other (generally subsumed under the terms “avant-garde” or "experimental"). Readings from the main theorists and practitioners will be included (from Brecht and Artaud to LeCompte, Wilson, Lehmann, Montanari, and Castellucci). The repertoire and case studies will include operas and oratorios (e.g., Monteverdi, Handel, Mozart) as well as theatrical adaptations of poems (esp. Dante, Ariosto, Tasso), with a focus on those originating in the medieval and early modern periods. Among the topics and concepts covered: research and writing methodologies, agency, performativity, reconstruction and re-enactment, technology and mediation, materiality, spectrality, gender, dance and movement, uses of body and voice, text vs. performance, history and memory, and intercultural and postdramatic approaches.
Instructors: 
CALCAGNO, MAURO
Day and Time: 
F 0200PM-0500PM
Room: 
LERNER CENTER (MUSIC BUILDING CONF
Section ID: 
ITAL602401
Title (text only): 
HISTORIOGRAPHY&METHOD
Subject Area: 
ITAL
Term: 
2018C
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
602
Section Number Only: 
401
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    O
    Course ID: 
    ITAL602