MUSC 2107 Performing America: Nation, Identity, and the Arts
4 hours; 4 credits
Explores the ways in which American national identity has been performed and how performance plays a role in citizens' self-conception. Examples drawn from early US drama, nineteenth-century melodrama and minstrelsy, Broadway musicals, opera, film, television, and digital media as well as performances of self in everyday life. This course is the same as American Studies 3708.
Prerequisite or corequisite: American Studies 1001 or permission of the director.