Read books and reading to know the materials.
And select one of the 3 following topic:
1. The Body is a site where identities are enacted both on and off stage, thus bodies can both perform and be performative. Discuss this statement with reference to specific performers.
2. ‘For many women (& increasingly men) every facet of their (facial) exterior can become the object of minute scrutiny, discipline & control’ (Biddle Perry & Miller, 2009: 9). In which ways does the performing body influence the way we look & view ourselves? Discuss with reference to specific examples.
3. What role does the performing body play in transgressing social taboos? Consider this question in relation to themes from the lecture programme such as sexuality, gender, race, celebrity, fan cultures, ageing or virtual bodies