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, we will explore the relationship between this wide constellation of meanings on the one hand, and today’s music, theatre and dance 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, Appia and Artaud, to Schechner, LeCompte, Wilson, Pavis, Fischer-Lichte, Lehmann, Abbate, and Castellucci). The repertoire and case studies will include works from the Baroque (or Early Modern) period, raising specific historiographical issues. 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: 
2019C
Term Session: 
0
Activity: 
SEM
Course Number Only: 
602
Section Number Only: 
401
Cross Listings: 
    Status: 
    O
    Course ID: 
    ITAL602