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narrative and performative rupture. Personal narrative is the process of
recounting a story of self, and this should be located in a specific context,
space, time, and sequence of events (avoid general assessments of a
“period of time” and take us to a room, a space, a moment). A personal
narrative is created, not found, meaning that the notion of “truth” is always
questionable, for we create stories (events, self) in the process of telling.
Performative rupture draws our attention to the doings of the account (for
no story is neutral, but enacts symbolic and discursive action). While all
stories will inescapably reify and work in conjunction and collusion with
dominant discourses, I want you to select a story that (in respect to
gender and sexuality) works to push, probe, or challenge mainstream
assumptions of gender and sexuality placed upon your body, being, story,
self, etc. Criteria 1
Criteria Following assignment guidelines (time constraints, content) - 30 Points
You are assigned to create a 3-5 minute performance that incorporates
body and voice to engage, complicate, disrupt, assault, problematize, offbody
set (or any other number of verbs) mainstream discourses of gender and
sexuality through personal voi...
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2014 for the course INTC 329 taught by Professor Dustingoltz during the Winter '14 term at DePaul.
- Winter '14