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THE8002 The Body: Representation and Imposition (Masters)

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Creative Arts
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 25 March 2023


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.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023