Dance: Cultures and Contexts

Meet the Faculty

Jacqueline Shea Murphy

Jacqueline Shea Murphy teaches courses in critical dance studies in UCR's Dance department. She is author of "The People Have Never Stopped Dancing: Native American Modern Dance Histories" (University of Minnesota Press, 2007), awarded the 2008 de la Torre Bueno Prize for outstanding book of the year in Dance Studies by the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS), co-editor of the collection Bodies of the Text: Dance as Theory, Literature as Dance (Rutgers University Press, 1995), and has published in journals including Discourses in Dance , American Literary History , Theatre Research International , Interventions , and several anthologies. She was the 2009 recipient of a Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to Aotearoa New Zealand, and is writing a new book about ways that contemporary Indigenous choreographers in the U.S., Canada, and Aotearoa are inhabiting Indigenous epistemologies and thereby reframing colonizing institutions in their dancing and dance making. Professor Shea Murphy regularly teaches courses such as "Dance: Cultures and Contexts," "Introduction to Dance Studies," "Dance, Gender, Sexualities," "Yoga for Dancers," and "Rhetorical Approaches to Dance Studies." She holds a Ph.D. in English from UC Berkeley, a Master's in fiction writing from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars Program, and a BA from Barnard College of Columbia University. She has previously taught at San Francisco State University (American Indian Studies) and Mills College (English). She has a background in modern dance, and is a longtime practitioner and certified instructor of Iyengar yoga.

Course created by Jacqueline Shea Murphy

Dance: Cultures and Contexts

DNCE 007V
Spring Quarter 2018
Pricing: 
$1,400
UC Riverside, Dance 007V
4 quarter units

 
Dance: Cultures and Contexts, a course developed as part of UC Riverside’s world-renowned dance studies program, explores the significance of dance by introducing historical and cultural contexts for various dance practices.  Students will approach the study of dance as art form, as cultural practice and as a way to understand histories of race, gender, sexuality, class, and nation.

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Dance 7 is an online class. This course will take place entirely online, with both synchronous and asynchronous parts. Students are required to register for a TA-moderated online discussion section that meets at a specific time each Friday, and then to log in to that discussion section at that time each week. Students will be able to follow all lectures and required activities on their own schedule, with assignments due at set times each week. 

To take this course, you must have: regular access to a computer capable of easily playing YouTube videos, preferably one purchased in the last 2 or 3 years, with a camera and a microphone (preferably a headset with a microphone). Students should have access to a high-speed internet connection, preferably by an ethernet cable; and a Skype account, in case a conversation with the instructor or TA is required, or to attend video office hours.

Important dates: 

Registration opens: Feb 28, 2019
Registration ends: Mar 31, 2019
First day of instruction: Apr 1, 2019
Last day of instruction: Jun 7, 2019

Syllabus: 

Please click here to download a syllabus for this course.

Prerequisites: 
None
Instructor(s): 

Jacqueline Shea Murphy