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  1. Weeks 2-4: Ecology and performance 22 items
    1. Week 2: Welcome to the Anthropocene 9 items
      1. Required Reading 4 items
        1. The shock of the Anthropocene: the earth, history, and us - Christophe Bonneuil, Jean-Baptiste Fressoz 2016

          Book Essential See Chapter 1, pp. 3-18 DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        2. Sixth extinction: an unnatural history - Elizabeth Kolbert 2015

          Book Essential Please digitise p.1-22 ('prologue' and 'Chapter 1: The Sixth Extinction')

        3. Enter the Anthropocene || Making the Geologic Now

          Webpage Essential Read 'Enter the Anthropocene' by Elisabeth Kolbert, and 'Afterword' by Jane Bennett

      2. Recommended Further Reading 5 items
        1. Extinction studies: stories of time, death, and generations 2017

          Book Essential Please digitise Chapter 1, 'Walking with Okami', p.18-46. CLA excluded

        2. Anthropocene or capitalocene?: nature, history, and the crisis of capitalism - Christian Parenti, Eileen C. Crist, Justin McBrien, Donna Jeanne Haraway 2016

          Book Essential Chapter 2, 'Staying with the Trouble Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene' by Donna Haraway, p.34-76. Digitization Requested

        3. The Unwelcome Crows - Thom van Dooren 02/04/2016

          Article Essential

    2. Week 3: Decentering the human - anthropocentric to ecocentric 6 items
      1. Required Reading 4 items
        1. The practice of dramaturgy: working on actions in performance 2017

          Book Essential 'The Rock, the butterfly, the moon and the cloud', by Augusto Corrieri. Pages 239-252. Available online from author's website http://www.augustocorrieri.com/eng/texts.html

        2. Zoontologies: the question of the animal c2003

          Book Essential 'Sloughing the Human', p.147-164. Digitization Requested

        3. Of Great Magnitudes and Multiplicities - Sally O Reilly

          Webpage Recommended Read in Essays section

      2. Recommended Further Reading 2 items
        1. Stage fright, animals, and other theatrical problems - Nicholas Peter Ridout 2006 (electronic resource)

          Book Essential Read Chapter 3, 'The Animal on Stage'. For details of print copies of this title see entry below

    3. Week 4: Material entanglements 7 items
      1. Required Reading 3 items
        1. Performing nature: explorations in ecology and the arts 2005

          Book Essential Please digitise final chapter, ‘Performance and Ecology: A Reader’s Guide’ by Wallace Heim

        2. Nature's Queer Performativity - Karen Barad 2011/05/06

          Article Essential

      2. Recommended Further Reading 4 items
        1. The Thing with Feathers - David Williams 01/2004

          Article Essential

  2. Performance and the Popular (Weeks 6-8) 36 items
    1. Week 6: Folk, Popular or Mass? Identifying Cultural Forms 14 items
      1. Required Reading 3 items
        1. Modern popular theatre - Jason Price 2016

          Book Essential Read: Chapter 1: What is popular theatre?, pp. 1-28 DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        2. Dialectic of enlightenment - Theodor W. Adorno, Max Horkheimer 1997

          Book Essential Please read: 'The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception', pp. 120-167. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        3. Reading the popular - John Fiske 1989

          Book Essential Please read: 'Understanding Popular Culture', pp. 1-12. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

      2. Recommended Further Reading 11 items
        1. Cultural theory and popular culture: a reader - John Storey 2009

          Book Recommended Please read Matthew Arnold's 'Culture and Anarchy', pp. 7-12. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        2. The applied theatre reader - Tim Prentki, Sheila Preston 2009

          Book Recommended Read: Antonio Gramsci's 'Selections from the Prison Notebooks', pp. 138-140. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        3. The work of art in the age of mechanical reproduction - Walter Benjamin, J. A. Underwood 2008

          Book Recommended

        4. Ideology - Terry Eagleton 1994

          Book Recommended

        5. Understanding popular culture - John Fiske, ebrary, Inc 2010

          Book Recommended For details of print copies of this title see entry below

        6. Understanding popular culture - John Fiske 1998

          Book Recommended

        7. The popular arts - Stuart Hall, Paddy Whannel 1964

          Book Recommended

        8. Popular theatre: a sourcebook - Joel Schechter 2003

          Book Recommended

        9. Inventing popular culture: from folklore to globalization - John Storey 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended For details of print copies of this title see entry below

    2. Week 7: The Radical Popular (Split Britches in focus) 11 items
      1. Required Reading 3 items
        1. Rabelais and his world - M. M. Bakhtin 1968

          Book Essential Please read: 'Introduction', pp. 1-58. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        2. Lady dicks and lesbian brothers: staging the unimaginable at the WOW Café Theatre - Kate Davy 2010

          Book Essential Please read Chapter 5: Staging the Unimaginable: New York's East Village Club Scene, pp. 120-145. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        3. Split Britches: lesbian practice-feminist performance - Sue-Ellen Case, Split Britches 1996

          Book Essential Please read the Introduction, pp. 1-34. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

      2. Recommended Further Reading 8 items
        1. Modern popular theatre - Jason Price 2016

          Book Recommended Please read: Post-War Popular Theatre', pp. 127-153. Not covered for 2nd chapter permissions

        2. The San Francisco Mime Troupe reader - Susan Vaneta Mason 2005

          Book Recommended

        3. Brother bread, sister puppet - Jeff Farber, Peter Schumann, Bread and Puppet Theater 1993

          Audio-visual document Recommended

        4. Society of the spectacle - Guy Debord 1983

          Book Recommended

    3. Week 8: The Popular in Postmodern and Contemporary Performance 11 items
      1. Required Reading 3 items
        1. Against interpretation: and other essays - Susan Sontag 2009

          Book Essential Please read: 'One Culture and the New Sensibility', pp. 293-304. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        2. Cultural theory and popular culture: an introduction - John Storey 2012

          Book Essential Please read 'Postmodernism', pp. 187-218. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

      2. Recommended Further Reading 8 items
        1. Inventing popular culture: from folklore to globalization - John Storey 2003 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Please read: Popular Culture as Postmodern Culture, pp. 63-77.

        2. Inventing popular culture: from folklore to globalization - John Storey 2003

          Book Recommended Please read: Popular Culture as Postmodern Culture, pp. 63-77

        3. Performance art: from futurism to the present - RoseLee Goldberg, RoseLee Goldberg 2001

          Book Recommended Please read 'The Art of Ideas and the Media Generation', pp. 152-226

        4. Theatre & politics - Joe Kelleher 2009

          Book Recommended

        5. Modern popular theatre - Jason Price 2016

          Book Recommended Please read: The Popular in Postmodern and Contemporary Performance', pp. 154-182.

  3. Performing Bodies (weeks 9-11) 39 items
    1. Week 9: The Body: Social Product or Social Act? 14 items
      1. Wk 9 Required Reading 5 items
        1. Techniques of the body - Marcel Mauss 02/1973

          Article Essential TO READ: excerpt (tbc)

        2. I Want To Be Ready: Improvised Dance as a Practice of Freedom - Danielle Goldman 2010

          Book Essential Chapter 3: ‘Bodies on the Line: Contact Improvisation and Techniques of Non-Violent Protest' TO READ: excerpt (tbc)

        3. I want to be ready: improvised dance as a practice of freedom - Danielle Goldman c2010

          Book Essential Chapter 3: ‘Bodies on the Line: Contact Improvisation and Techniques of Non-Violent Protest' TO READ: excerpt (tbc)

        4. Bodies in commotion: disability and performance - Carrie Sandahl, Philip Auslander 2005

          Book Essential ‘Introduction: Disability Studies in Commotion with Performance Studies’ TO READ: excerpt (tbc)

        5. Bodies in commotion: disability and performance 2005

          Book Essential ‘Introduction: Disability Studies in Commotion with Performance Studies’ TO READ: excerpt (tbc)

      2. Wk 9 Recommended Further Reading 9 items
        1. Outline of a theory of practice - Pierre Bourdieu, Richard Nice 1977

          Book Recommended

        2. Choreographies of Protest - Susan Leigh Foster 2003

          Article Recommended

        3. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison - Michel Foucault 1995

          Book Recommended Especially read 'Docile Bodies', pp. 135-169. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        4. Agency and embodiment: performing gestures/producing culture - Carrie Noland 2009 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Especially read Chapter One: ''The ‘Structuring’ Body: Marcel Mauss and Bodily Techniques'. For details of print copies of this title see entry below

        5. Agency and embodiment: performing gestures/producing culture - Carrie Noland 2009

          Book Recommended Especially read Chapter One: ''The ‘Structuring’ Body: Marcel Mauss and Bodily Techniques'

        6. The body and society: explorations in social theory - Bryan S. Turner, Nottingham Trent University. TCS Centre 2008

          Book Recommended

        7. The body and social theory - Chris Shilling 2012

          Book Recommended

    2. Week 10: Monstrous Bodies: Gorgons, Witches, and Bitches 14 items
      1. Wk 10 Required Reading 4 items
        1. The Laugh of the Medusa - Hélène Cixous, Keith Cohen and Paula Cohen 1976

          Article Essential TO READ: 875-878, 800, 885-6 ONLY.

        2. Convergences: Black feminism and Continental philosophy c2010

          Book Essential Please read the following chapter: Kathy Glass (2010) ‘Calling All Sisters: Continental Philosophy and Black Feminist Thinkers’, TO READ: 225-226; 231-235 ONLY. Digitization Requested

        3. Who's Looking at Who(m)?: Re-viewing Medusa - Lizbeth Goodman 1996

          Article Essential TO READ: 190-193; 197-203, 208 ONLY

        4. Part-time Feminist: Lauren Barri Holstein in conversation with Anna Watkins Fisher’ - Anna Watkins-Fisher Lauren Barri-Holstein

          Article Essential Anna Watkins-Fisher and Lauren Barri-Holstein (2015) ‘Part-time Feminist: Lauren Barri Holstein in conversation with Anna Watkins Fisher’, Moving Image Review & Art Journal, 4 (1-2), December, 216-228: [TO READ: 217-219 ONLY]. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

      2. Wk 10 Recommended Further Reading 10 items
        1. Volatile bodies: toward a corporeal feminism - Elizabeth Grosz 1994

          Book Recommended Please read 'The Body as Inscriptive Surface', pp. 138-159. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        2. Simians, cyborgs, and women: the reinvention of nature - Donna Jeanne Haraway 2013 (electronic resource)

          Book Recommended Please read 'Cyborg Manifesto', pp. 149-181

        3. Body art/performing the subject - Amelia Jones c1998

          Book Recommended Read 'Working the Flesh', pp. 132-143

        4. Theatre & feminism - Kim Solga 2016

          Book Recommended Please read especially the chapter on Lauren Barri Holstein 'Hope and loss' pp. 52-72. Digitisation Requested

    3. Week 11: Invisibility/Hypervisibility: Performance, The Body, and Blackness 11 items
      1. Wk 11 Required Reading 3 items
        1. How to see a work of art in total darkness - Darby English 2007

          Book Essential Please read chapter five: ‘Aesthetics of Dispossession: William Pope. L's Performance Interventions’ (pp.255-312). TO READ: excerpt tbc. DIGITISED extract. Licensed for use by students registered on this course.

        2. Whiteness as Property - Cheryl I. Harris 06/1993

          Article Essential TO READ: pp. 1707-1716 ONLY

        3. William Pope. L - Martha Wilson and William Pope. L 1996

          Article Essential Martha Wilson and William Pope L. (1996) ‘William Pope L.’ BOMB, No. 55 (Spring), pp. 50-55

      2. Wk 11 Recommended Further Reading 8 items
        1. Venus in Two Acts - Saidiya Hartman 2008/07/17

          Article Recommended

        2. Black skin, white masks - Frantz Fanon, Charles Lam Markmann, Ziauddin Sarder, Homi K. Bhabha 2008

          Book Recommended For details of print copies of this title see entry below

        3. Black skin, white masks - Frantz Fanon 2008

          Book Recommended

        4. In the wake: on blackness and being - Christina Elizabeth Sharpe 2016

          Book Recommended For details of print copies of this title see entry below

        5. In the wake: on Blackness and being - Christina Elizabeth Sharpe 2016

          Book Recommended

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