British South Asian Theatre, Film, and Television (DRA3099)

30 credits

The range of theatre, film, and television productions made by and about British South Asians over the past forty years reflect a changing Britain, with shifts in representation and visibility of members of the British South Asian diaspora communities. Themes of migration, cultural and funding policy, race and racialisation, and identity and intersectionality all become key in looking at a selection of productions, writers, directors, companies, and actors. The interrelationship between theatre, television, and film is important in this history, and the module will draw on theories from performance studies, media studies and cultural studies to explore this.