Course Description

Course Name

Gender, Sexualities and Performance

Session: VLNF3423

Hours & Credits

20 UK Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Assessment: essay (3000 - 3500 words) on set question [60%], in-class presentation (15 min.) [40%] [all components to be passed]
Prerequisite(s): compulsory HE2 set
This module examines dance art from theatrical, performance studies and gender studies perspectives. It provides students with an opportunity to critically understand gender constructions both on stage and in everyday life as performance. Students will be exposed to a range of theoretical frameworks including those of post-structuralism, postmodernism, feminism, cultural studies, queer studies, and transgender studies, and learn to apply these to specific case studies in dance, theatre and performance art. Seminal theories will be studied historically and as they were articulated within diverse disciplines such as anthropology, literary studies, cultural studies, psychoanalytic and film studies.

*Course content subject to change