School of English and Drama

Just for Tourists: Travel, Event, Performance

Module code: DRA340

Credits: 15.0
Semester: SEM1

  • Semester 1: Tuesday 2 pm - 4 pm

Contact: Dr Martin Welton
Overlap: None
Prerequisite: None

Performance has become a means by which experiences are mediated for tourists (theme parks, museums, and the service industry for example), just as the practice of tourism has become
increasingly periormative. Just for Tourists examines the considerable cross-overs between studies in theatre and in tourism. From gap years to augmented reality games, touristic practices often involve experiments in the presentation to self to others, and the 'trying out' of different 'ways of being'. This module will set such contemporary concerns within an historical continuum which includes religious pilgrimages, and the Grand Tour as well as comparative studies in critical theory of tourism.

Connected course(s): UDF DATA
Assessment: 70.0% Coursework, 30.0% Practical
Level: 6