Spring 2019

RuPaul's Drag & Its Impact - LTHR 3216 A

Professor(s):   Joseph Jeffreys  
Day(s):  TR
Time(s):  1:50 pm - 3:30 pm 
CRN:  7384
Credits:  4
Prerequisite(s): 

Course Description
For over a decade the reality television series RuPaul's Drag Race has undeniably impacted the way LGBTQ and other cultures perceive female impersonation. This seminar interrogates the Emmy Award winning show and its representations of concerns including gender, race, body image, community and style as it places the show into larger contextual histories of drag performance from vaudeville and the 1980s East Village and ballroom scenes to Wigstock and Bushwig. What is the public's ongoing fascination with drag and how does RPDR foster and reshape it? Video viewings and guest speakers will be featured throughout the course.





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