Department of Drama UG Module Directory (2022)


Voice, Gender, Performance

Level 5 (15 credits)

How do people use their voices, and what does this reveal or conceal about their gendered identities? How do gendered voices intersect with other aspects of identity, such as region, class, nation and race? Drawing on theoretical material from a range of disciplinary fields, including cultural philosophy, sociolinguistics, film studies, and psychology, this module will consider the voicing of gender in a variety of different physical spaces and discursive spheres - from the playground to Parliament - and through a range of media, including theatre, internet, TV, film and music.

Preparing for this Module and Approximate Costs

Why take Voice, Gender, Performance?

1. Draw on interdisciplinary frameworks to consider the role of the voice in the construction of gender and other aspects of identity

2.   Explore how voice is performed through a wide range of artistic and cultural contexts, such as theatre, TV, film, music, and politics

3.    Make your own podcast as one of this module’s assessments  

Learning Context Seminar-based
Semester 2
  1. Group Podcast (14-16 minutes), 50%
  2. Essay (1750 words), 50%
Mode of reassessment Standard
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