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170530 UE The Body Operatic (2017S)

Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 30 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

"It ain't over 'till the fat lady sings."
Where does that quote come from, and what is the origin of the monstrous Valkyrie image when it comes to opera cliches?
Why do bodies matter in opera - and in theater at large - in a particular way? Of what bodies do we speak, and why is it "the fat lady" and not "the fat guy"? Do voices have a body? How do we talk about sound and what happens to our bodies when we listen to music?

Tuesday 07.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 14.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 21.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 28.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 04.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 25.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 02.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 09.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 16.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 2H415 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 23.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2 2H415 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 30.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 13.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 20.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde
Tuesday 27.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 3 2H467 UZA II Rotunde

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Goals:
- independent handling of approaches (Humanities) to the field of body/being, especially in relation to music and gender
- independent handlung of interdisciplinary research questions
- continued development in the field of academic approach and argumentation
- obtaining basic knowledge and repertoire knowledge in the field of opera/music theatre

Content:
Using the context of opera, the class asks the following questions:
What part do bodies have, as material and medial entities, in creating and perceiving theatre?
Which bodies are we talking about, at what point in history, and how are they constructed?
What happens when body meets sound, and how can one talk about it?

Methods:
Presentation and discussion, prepared reading, feedback in class, instructed and independent work on examples.

Assessment and permitted materials

- written: 6 Reading Cards and 1 Speech Card, of 1800-2200 character each, each with a passing grade (50% of grade)
- oral: participation in an 'expert group' (sign-up via Moodle). In this group: preparation and moderation of a part of a class session (25% of grade)
oral: participation in class - in discussion, small-group work, quizzes and giving/receiving feedback (25% of grade)

Each partial exam has to be passed separately with a positive grade to obtain a passing grade for the class at large!

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presence in class (beyond breathing), participation in discussions.
Weekly preparation of required reading (of German & English texts. Textload: each week a max. of one text.)
Participation in an "expert group" who will prepare and moderate part of one class session
Writing of Reading Cards/Lecture Cards (required: 6 cards with a passing grade)

The class does not require any prior musicological qualification (reading music, knowledge of Italian, ear hearing)

Examination topics

s.a. "Leistungskontrolle"
The graded efforts require a knowledge of the class content, the assigned readings, and an independent self-effort in connecting elements.

Reading list

Syllabus materials and required reading or sources will be available via Moodle.

Association in the course directory

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