|Module Title||PERFORMANCE IN CONTEXT|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Mike Pearson|
|Other staff||Ms Lisa Lewis, Mr Thomas Owen|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours|
|Assessment||Essay||2,500 word essay|
|Essay||Performed essay of 15 minutes duration|
The lectures will be staged as multi-media presentations including video and data projection.
The aim of this module is:
To present a non-chronological and non-canonical approach to performance behaviours, practices and genres, and to performance-like activities.
To identify a number of contexts in which different types of performance may be negotiated: and the social, cultural and environmental implications of those contexts on the nature, form, function and placement of performance.
To examine these contexts in a comparative and interdisciplinary manner, drawing frmo the fields of history, anthropology, human geography, sociology, politics, rhetoric and aesthetics.
Students will be expected to purchase a specially-produced reader..