2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Individual Study: Performing Arts and Humanities


Winter 2012 quarter

Ratna Roy literature, dance, performance, cultural studies
Fields of Study
African American studies, cultural studies, dance, international studies, literature, theater and writing
Preparatory for studies or careers in
performing arts, theater, dance, literature, writing, cultural studies, and the humanities.
Satisfactorily completed academic work, sufficient to merit an independent contract in the area of student work.

I am interested in working with students who wish to do independent work in the Performing Arts and the Humanities. I am broadly interested in the intersections between the social and the creative worlds, as my own creative work has explicitly dealt with this intersection. As well, since my Ph.D. is in African-American Literature, I am deeply interested in minority arts, be they defined by race, gender or sexual orientation, and whether they be in writing, or in the visual or performing arts.

As an artist, I have concentrated in the world of choreography, in particular, in Orissi dance from India. A strong influence on my work has been the ancient mythologies of the Indian sub-continent, and the contemporary realities of neo-colonialism and its consequences.

Students interested in working with me should submit an on-line Independent Study form, available at:http://www.evergreen.edu/individualstudy/home.htm

Click on "Online Contract Process", create a contract, then submit it to me for my review.

Online Learning
No Required Online Learning
Greener Store
Special Expenses
Cost will vary per student relating to their proposals, and might include tickets for performances etc.
May be offered again in
Fall 2012
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
October 28th, 2011 New offering added.