ILS 254 Fall 2020

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This is an interdisciplinary, cross-college course that will bring together Theatre and non-Theatre students, scientists and non-scientists, empiricists and humanists. The aim is to introduce students to ways of encountering science and art so that one can think critically about why these two domains have for so long been seen as separate and even mutually excluding, and how one might bring them back into some sort of dialogue. While the title of the course suggests the main trajectory (“Theatre”), there will be room for students to pursue collaborative research and projects based in art forms other than traditional, literature-based theatre: spoken word, multimedia art, installation art, applied/educational theatre, site-specific performance, immersive theatre, and the like.