AMST 3708 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 Music 2107.