School of English and Drama

Performance, Sexuality, Identity

Module code: DRA332

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Thursday 11 am - 1 pm
  • Semester 1: Thursday 2 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Dr Catherine Silverstone
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

This module analyses relationships between performance, sexuality and identity and how performance might be deployed in the service of specific political and cultural agendas. Through a consideration of a range of companies, performers, playwrights, organisations, photographers, filmmakers, for example, and critical writing, the module will consider a variety of topics which may include, but are not limited to: theories and histories of sexuality; marriage and civil partnerships; gay and lesbian theatre; television; HIV and AIDS; activism; club performance. In the course of this work we will consider how sexual identities intersect with other identity-forming discourses, especially gender and race/ethnicity.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 100.0% Coursework
Level: 6