|Semester 2, 2021 Online|
|Short Description:||The Body: Rep & Impos(Masters)|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Creative Arts|
|Student contribution band :||2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 2|
|ASCED code :||100103 - Drama and Theatre Studies|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||14 April 2021|
Examiner: Janet McDonald
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MARA or BCAH or MSTA.
Enrolment is not permitted in THE8002 if THE4002 has been previously completed.
This course is designed to interrogate the centrality of the body as image and material reality in performance in order to advance the understanding of body contexts in professional performance practice and critique. How the body is framed as a mediated body for public display creates complex ethical, aesthetic, and cultural issues and insights that are key to the analysis of and reflection on performance.
This course seeks to engage students in the application of theory to research and practice through demonstration and analysis of the body as a vehicle for complex and transmutable expression. The body is very often the locus of meaning for performative texts. The social, cultural and political framing of the how the body might be read, embodied, queered, transformed, and imposed upon will be explored in this course in order to engage students with their own creative performance practice. An awareness of the body as a key indicator of performance (and performance as indicator of the body rendered visible) is central to all discussions in this course.
On successful completion of this course students should be able to:
- advance and integrate a variety of theoretical positions about the body and performance using advanced written and oral communication to engage scholarly reflection of the body in the creative arts;
- apply theoretical positions to the analysis of performance within specific or hybrid creative arts discipline/s in order to demonstrate adaptability of theory in practice;
- engage in advanced cross-disciplinary debate and discussions as to the nature of contemporary notions of “the body” and its use in professional creative practice for the creation of performance/artefacts for public and private consumption.
|1.||The actual body and the virtual/fictionalised body||25.00|
|2.||The performance of the body: transgressions and transformations||25.00|
|3.||Desire and the body: the body rendered invisible||25.00|
|4.||The mediated body: the body rendered visible||25.00|
Text and materials required to be purchased or accessed
ALL textbooks and materials available to be purchased can be sourced from USQ's Online Bookshop (unless otherwise stated). (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/textbooks/?year=2021&sem=02&subject1=THE8002)
Please contact us for alternative purchase options from USQ Bookshop. (https://omnia.usq.edu.au/info/contact/)
Student workload expectations
|Description||Marks out of||Wtg (%)||Due Date||Notes|
|SEMINAR PAPER 1||100||30||16 Aug 2021|
|SEMINAR PAPER 2 - GROUP||100||30||07 Sep 2021|
|MAJOR ESSAY||100||40||29 Oct 2021|
Important assessment information
Students must attend and complete the requirements of the Workplace Health and Safety training program for this course where required.
External and Online:
There are no attendance requirements for this course. However, it is the students’ responsibility to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
It is the students’ responsibility to attend and participate appropriately in all activities (such as lectures, tutorials, laboratories and practical work) scheduled for them, and to study all material provided to them or required to be accessed by them to maximise their chance of meeting the objectives of the course and to be informed of course-related activities and administration.
Requirements for students to complete each assessment item satisfactorily:
To satisfactorily complete an individual assessment item a student must achieve at least 50% of the marks.
Penalties for late submission of required work:
Students should refer to the Assessment Procedure http://policy.usq.edu.au/documents.php?id=14749PL (point 4.2.4)
Requirements for student to be awarded a passing grade in the course:
To be assured of receiving a passing grade, a student must achieve at least 50% of the total weighted marks available for the course.
Method used to combine assessment results to attain final grade:
The final grades for students will be assigned on the basis of the aggregate of the weighted marks obtained for each of the summative assessment items in the course.
There is no examination for this course.
Examination period when Deferred/Supplementary examinations will be held:
There is no examination in this course, there will be no deferred or supplementary examinations.
University Student Policies:
Students should read the USQ policies: Definitions, Assessment and Student Academic Misconduct to avoid actions which might contravene University policies and practices. These policies can be found at http://policy.usq.edu.au.
Students can expect that questions in assessment items in this course may draw upon knowledge and skills that they can reasonably be expected to have acquired before enrolling in the course. This includes knowledge contained in pre-requisite courses and appropriate communication, information literacy, analytical, critical thinking, problem solving or numeracy skills. Students who do not possess such knowledge and skills should not expect to achieve the same grades as those students who do possess them.