Class code A6225
Year 2020
Faculty/Graduate school Department of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies
Previous Class title
Attached documents
Term 春学期授業/Spring
Credit(s) 2
Day/Period 木3/Thu.3
Campus 市ヶ谷 / Ichigaya
Grade 2~4
Duplicate Subjects Taken Under Previous Class Title
Open Program
Global Open Program
Interdepartmental class taking system for Academic Achievers
Class taught by instructors with practical experience

【授業の概要と目的(何を学ぶか) / Outline and objectives】
This class will explore performance studies, an interdisciplinary field which uses various conceptions of performance to analyze the world around us. To perform can mean many things: to execute (to perform an action), to bring about (to perform a ritual: “I hereby pronounce the official beginning of the Olympics”), to judge (“how well did she perform at the Olympics?”). This includes performance in the traditional sense, such as in the theater, but also in everyday life, in our societies and daily practices of living, how we think about ourselves and our relationship to society: how are we performing when we use SNS or when we change our behavior with friends or family? How can thinking about the world as a series of performances allow us to analyze the news, public elections, gender, branding, and technology. Throughout the class we will be using Richard Schechner’s textbook, developed to introduce Performance Studies, to guide the course. We will look at an overview of the major approaches used in the field, examine their theories, and explore how they can reveal important insights about our world.

【到達目標 / Goal】
In addition to teaching the students about the fundamentals to performance studies, this class aims to develop critical thinking and analytical skills. Throughout the semester students will: 1) learn various methodologies and theories about performance; 2) explore how to apply these concepts to other subject matter beyond the theater; 3) to learn how to articulate what, where, how, and why we are performing; 4) learn how to conduct analyses on various topics by applying the concepts from performance studies.

【この授業を履修することで学部等のディプロマポリシーに示されたどの能力を習得することができるか(該当授業科目と学位授与方針に明示された学習成果との関連) / Which item of the diploma policy will be obtained by taking this class?】
Will be able to gain “DP 2”, “DP 3”, and “DP 4”.

【授業で使用する言語 / Default language used in class】
英語 / English

【授業の進め方と方法 / Method(s)】 (2020年度はオンライン授業の実施に伴い、変更の可能性があります。変更は学習支援システム等で提示します。/Method(s) may change depending on the online lesson.Changes will be reflected in the Learning Management System, etc.)
Classes will be lecture-based, with visual material such as video clips. Students will be asked to have group discussions on certain themes. Students will be asked to have group discussions on certain themes. Each week students will be assigned a section from Schechner’s book. This reading will be important background information and/or will be directly addressed as the topic of the lecture and discussion. Lectures will explain in detail and through examples the topic for that class. Discussions based off of the lecture will be facilitated by questions from the instructor to help the students explore and develop their critical and analytical skills for that topic. At the end of the semester, students will be expected to do a short presentation on an assigned topic, and submit a final report on the topic of the presentation. Students will be assessed on their understanding of the lectures and readings as reflected in their presentation and paper.

【アクティブラーニング(グループディスカッション、ディベート等)の実施 / Active learning in class (Group discussion, Debate.etc.)】
あり / Yes

【フィールドワーク(学外での実習等)の実施 / Fieldwork in class】
なし / No

【授業計画 / Schedule】

回 / No. テーマ / Theme 内容 / Contents
1 Introduction What is performance studies?
2 What is Performance? Performance beyond the theatrical stage
3 Conceptualizing Performance Ways of examining performances around us
4 Ritual Practices Types of rituals across cultures
5 Modern Rituals Regular practices in modern society
6 Playing and Performance Thinking about "playing" beyond games
7 Philosophies of Play Gradients of playfulness in various contexts
8 Performativity of Language How are words active on us
9 Performativity of Gender How gender is constituted as practice
10 Ways of Performing Types of acting and their implications on us
11 Shifting Frames of Reference Stages in everyday life and how they effect us
12 Intercultural Performances Performance on the global stage
13 Student Presentations I Student presentations
14 Student Presentations II Student presentations; final paper submission

【授業時間外の学習(準備学習・復習・宿題等) / Work to be done outside of class (preparation, etc.)】
Students should complete the assigned readings before each class and study the notes they take in class. Preparatory study and review time for this class are 2 hours each.

【テキスト(教科書) / Textbooks】
Schechner, Richard. Performance Studies: An Introduction. 3rd ed., Routledge, 2013.

【参考書 / References】
Bial, Henry. The Performance Studies Reader. 3rd ed., Routledge, 2013.

【成績評価の方法と基準 / Grading criteria】
Participation 20%
Presentation 40%
Final paper 40%

【学生の意見等からの気づき / Changes following student comments】
Not applicable.