New for Spring 2020
ANTH 430: Ritual and Performance
Dr. Brian Howell
Ritual, embodied practices, and performance as the specialized and everyday presentation of the self have been central anthropological topics since the beginning of the discipline. This course will explore the ways anthropology has theorized ritual and performance as key ways that humans make sense of the world. Work in the course will include embodied activities and fieldwork on performance and ritual, in addition to classic and contemporary readings in the study of ritual and performance.