|Module Title||PERFORMANCE IN CONTEXT|
|Co-ordinator||Professor Mike Pearson|
|Other staff||Ms Jill Greenhalgh, Dr Roger Owen|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours 10 x 2 hour lecture/seminar presentations|
Typically, upon completion of the module, the student will be able:
- to demonstrate an intelligent awareness of the repercussions of social and cultural context upon the form and function of performance
- to formulate and employ personal research strategies in the examination of the relationship between a specific context and performance practice
- to analyse reflexively - and to rework performatively - personal intellectual argument
to realise academic argument through performative procedures, requiring communication and oral presentation skills; and to employ personal performative practices in academic presentation
To provide a non-chronological and non-canonical approach to the identification description of 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 from the fields of history, anthropology, human geography, sociology, politics, rhetoric and aesthetics.
The lectures will be staged as multi-media presentations including video and data projection.
Criteria for Assessment :
i] Written essay : in assessing the essay, the examiner will expect:
- an appreciation and application of the interdisciplinary analytical approaches presented in the module (30% of the overall essay mark)
- an understanding of the ramifications of social, cultural and historical context upon the form and function of performance as presented in the module (30%)
- an ability to sustain an intellectual argument for the duration of the essay (15%)
- evidence of individual research and reading in addition to lecture material (15%)
- appropriate presentation, including bibliography (10%)
ii] Performed essay : in assessing the performed essay, the examiners will expect:
- a creative application of dramaturgical procedures in the rearticulation of essay material (25% of the overall performed essay mark)
- imaginative, intellectual reworking of academic argument (25%)
- an understanding of the relationship of the material to the new spatio- temporal context (30%)
- clarity of exposition (10%)
- persuasiveness of presentation (10%)
Transferable skills :
- presentation of argument in an assured and confident manner through live exposition
- the reworking and presentation of academic argument through live exposition.
- self-discipline and reflexive functioning in rearticulating personally generated material.
This module is at CQFW Level 5