Prop Q: Queer Performance and Politics - Spring Quarter 2014 - OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Graduate Seminar co-taught by Sue-Ellen Case, Distinguished Professor, Theater Department;

and Anurima Banerji, Assistant Professor, Dept. of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.

  • Lecture: Queer Regionalism April 17 from 4:30 – 6 p.m. in the Charles E. Young Research Library
    Prof. Gayatri Gopinath, author of Impossible Desires: Queer Desires and South Asian Public Cultures, will give a lecture on Queer Regionalism.
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  • Performance: D’Loco Kid April 24 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in 1330 MacGowan Hall
    D’Lo, a queer Tamil Sri Lankan-American, political theatre artist/writer, director, comedian, and music producer, will perform at UCLA.
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  • Shorts by Cheryl Dunye April 30 from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. in the James Bridges Theater
    Cheryl Dunye, an award-winning director whose work focuses on black lesbian representation, will join us at a screening of three of her early short films.
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  • Roundtable: Queer Theory May 8 from 4 - 6 p.m. in the Charles E. Young Research Library
    Featuring UCLA Professors Sean Metzger (Theater) and Uri McMillan (English).
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  • Site-specific Performance: The Flower Carriers May 29 from 4:30 - 6 p.m. in the Murphy Sculpture Garden
    Rafael Esparza, a multidisciplinary artist working with installation art, live performance, sculpture, drawing, and painting, is bringing his live art show to UCLA.
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All events are free and open to the public

Series organized by UCLA Center for Performance Studies. Sponsored by UCLA Arts Initiative, Center for the Study of Women, the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies Program at UCLA and UCLA Department of Theater

QUEER PERFORMANCE Graduate Seminar - SPRING QUARTER 2014

Graduate Seminar co-taught by Sue-Ellen Case, Distinguished Professor, Theater Department;

and Anurima Banerji, Assistant Professor, Dept. of World Arts and Cultures/Dance.

Theater 298A Section 2
WAC C120/220

Thursday 3-6 pm in MacGowan Hall, Room 2310 C

Course Description: Queer Performance seminar and event series
This seminar will explore the historical and contemporary stagings of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender identifications. It will provide a survey of critical texts and performances that concern transgender and same-sex desires and their representations. Issues addressed within the quarter include queerness and racialization, transnationalism, juridical codes of gender and sexuality, and performances of resistance.

The course includes a series called Prop Q, comprised of films, roundtables, live performances, and guest lectures by prominent scholars who have impacted the field of queer theory and artists who highlight queer issues in their creative practice. Featured presenters include performance artists Julie Tolentino and Rafael Esparza, NYU professor Gayatri Gopinath, and film director Donna Deitch. Some performances open to the public.