• Rhetoric of Performance

    123 | CCN: 30918

    The Rule of Nobody

    Instructor: Winnie Wong

    4 Units

    W 2:00- 5:00 PM, Haviland 321

    This course is an experimental, collaborative, and design-as-we-go lab in performance ethnography and collaborative qualitative research. Students will work through individual and small group projects using participant-observation, interviewing, map-making, photography, documentary, performance, and other methods, in order to investigate the formation of institutional conditions and subjectivities. Readings in history, critical theory, sociology, cultural studies, performance studies, and urban and architectural studies, including texts by Arendt, Goffman, Foucault, Eco, Marx, Mao, Kafka, and Weber, will ground our investigations and our methodologies. Themes we will explore include space, procedure, law, language, and time.