Queer Archives, Aesthetics, Performance
Research as Practice Studio: Queer Archives, Aesthetics, and Performance
ENGL 280/THAR 281
A research and studio developed by Heather Love and Brooke O’Harra
This course focuses on questions of how to represent the queer past, which it approaches from several angles: through training in archival methods and in scholarly debates about historiographical ethics (or, in the words of David Halperin, “how to do the history of homosexuality”); through engagement with the work of artists who make archives central to their practice; and through lab-based training that aims to represent encounters with queer history through embodied performance.