RuPaul's Drag & Its Impact

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: The Arts

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

RuPaul's Drag & Its Impact

Spring 2019

Taught By: Joe Jeffreys

Section: A

CRN: 7384

Credits: 4

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.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: The Arts (LARS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 10:35pm 6/15/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 458

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019