New York University: NYU - Global: NYU Madrid
Nov 7, 2019
Dec 9, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time
NYU Madrid is seeking a part time lecturer to teach the course “Performance of the City: Madrid” during the fall semesters, beginning fall 2020. The course is a Performance Studies Core Major Requirement. The course is taught in English. The specific parameters of the course are included below.
Performance of the City: Madrid
A founding tenet of the Performance Studies field is the significance of the site where performance takes place–including its metropolitan environment. This course serves to introduce students to the many performance cultures of Madrid and to the ways in which its unique urban environment, its many histories, cultures, sub-cultures, and multi-cultures are staged and performed by the city’s residents, migrants, and visitors. The class will take Madrid itself as its main “performance” to analyze – by exploring the city’s past and present, its significant live art venues, and the varied public spaces where the population gathers in a collective spectacle of social relations. Readings in urban performance studies will be supplemented by class trips to all sorts of live events that may range from flamenco to skateboarding ramps, from public parades and religious processions to experimental theater and dance, from jazz to tourism performance, from small art galleries to its grand museums.
A link to a sample syllabus can be found here.
The lecturer should hold a Ph.D. in fields such as Performance Studies, Cultural Studies, Theater, Anthropology, or Urban Studies. Undergraduate teaching experience is required. Candidates must be legally able to work in Spain at the time of application.
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Applications must include: (1) a CV in English, (2) a letter of interest in English, (3) if possible, student evaluations. In the letter, please highlight any relevant experience you have in teaching and/or research relevant for the course.
Please direct any questions to Soledad Gálvez, Assistant Director for Academics at NYU Madrid, at firstname.lastname@example.org