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GASP 174B: Divas and Democracy

Units: 4

Uncovers the relationship between American diva figures with democratic politics and poetics. “Diva” may evoke a single individual, an exceptional subject that inhabits a world of privilege, glamour, and visibility. This contrasts with ideas of “democracy”, a messy, seemingly disembodied process whereby a multiplicity of opinions and experiences inform the leadership of a community. We situate the figure of the diva in the political contexts that construct, build, listen and adore her/him, and the role that race, gender and sexuality plays in its development. Moreover, we interrogate our own links to divas and democracy through embodied performance and personal narrative

Course Details
Repeats Allowed for Credit: 0

Crosslisted with: CRES 174B
Normal Letter Grade only

Requisites and Restrictions
Open only to the following class level(s):
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior

Instructor Permission Required: No

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