** I reserve the right to alter this syllabus and schedule to meet the needs of this class. **

 

Date

Reading

 

Week 0 - Introduction

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1  - Groundwork

 

 

1/10

Lady in the Dark

 

1/12

Freud - "The Infantile Genital Organization of the Libido,"

Brecht - "Short Description of a New Technique of Acting which Produces an Alienation Effect,"

Kushner - Angels in America: Millenium Approaches (Part I)

 

 

 

 

Week 2 - Queer Theatre

 

 

1/17

Savran - "Ambivalence, Utopia, and a Queer Sort of Materialism"

 

1/19

Miller/Roman - "Preaching to the Converted," Meyer - "Have You Heard the One . . . ," video - TBA (one of the NEA 4)

 

 

 

Week 3 - Gender

 

 

1/24

De Lauritis - Introduction to Technologies of Gender, Butler - "Imitation and Gender Insubordination"

 

1/26

Dolan - "The Discourse of Feminisms," Case - "Performing Lesbian (part I)," Split Britches - Lust and Comfort (Mary and Manuela)

 

 

 

 

Week 4 - Drag

 

 

1/31

Tyler - "Boys will be Girls," Cook - Hamletango, my review of Hamletango and Maria del Bosco (Maria and Mariana)

 

2/2

Dolan - Materialist Feminism, Hughes/Shaw/Weaver - Dress Suits to Hire (Ricky and Eve)

 

See Dress Suits this weekend

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5 - Camp

 

 

2/7

Newton - "Role Models," and Ludlam The Mystery of Irma Vep (Kate and Katie M)

 

 

 

 

Week 6 - Transsexuals

 

 

2/14

Paris is Burning (video in class), see Vagina Monologues

 

 

 

 

Week 7, 8, 9 - Production

 

 

 

 

 

Week 10 - Transsexuals

 

 

3/21

Paris is Burning, hooks - "Is Paris Burning?" (Ben and Katelyn)

 

3/23

no class

 

 

 

 

Week 11 - Across Cultures

 

 

3/28

Stone -  "The Empire Strikes Back." Wright - I am my own Wife

 

3/30

Moy - "Flawed Self-Representations," Munoz - "Introduction: Disidentifications," Carmelita Tropicana - Milk of Amnesia, see Carmelita Tropicana

 

 

 

 

Week 12 - Politics and the Camera Eye

 

 

4/4

Hughes - Preaching to the Perverted, Case/Hughes - "The Case Against Hughes."

 

4/6

Mulvey, Year of Living Dangerously (on video in class)

 

 

 

 

Week 13 -  The Future

 

 

4/11

Hayles - "Virtual Bodies and Flickering Signifiers" Case - "Performing Lesbian (Part II), Liquid Sky (on video in class)

 

4/13

Group Projects, see Virginia Ham

 

 

 

 

Week 14 - Final Presentations

 

 

4/18

Final Presentations