Kanta A Kochhar
Investigates transnational performance forms as sites of memory, testimony, and archive. Explores the transmission of cultural knowledge in performance and how those traditions change as they travel across social, cultural, and geographic boundaries. Specific cultures examined vary by instructor.
This course investigates a transnational cultural history of Afro-Asia exchanges and alliances in relation to the emergence of new theaters in the US and England in the last 30 years. This work will explore the historical frames of WEB Dubois on such alliances, Bandung 1955, Richard Wright’s The Color Curtain, the Black Arts Movement in the US and subsequent trajectories, such as the Black Arts movement in Britain. Particular emphasis will be placed on the rise of South Asian diasporic theaters in both the UK and the US.
Please contact Dr. Kochhar-Lindgren at KKochhar@uwb.edu for further information.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class structure: Lecture, film, discussion, group work, guest speakers
Class assignments and grading
Key assignments: Reading, short homework investigations, 3 short papers, one final project