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Course Description

What does the body remember? How does skin obscure ore reveal race, gender, and sexuality? This course will focus on performances, including theater, dance and new media, that posit skin as text. Building on women of color feminisms’ push for “theory in the flesh” based on the materials, lives of Black, indigenous and Latinx bodies, this course will focus on performances where skin is a site of both oppressive and liberation. We will turn to a variety of performance, including body modification, scarification, and bodily writing, to attune our analysis towards the limits and possibilities of embodies knowledge. 

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Degree, Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree – 3.0 GPA

Instructor Approval: Not required

Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply

Refund Policy: For-Credit 3+ Weeks

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School of Arts & Sciences