Texas Christian University Offers ‘Queer Art Of Drag’ Course

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  • Texas Christian University (TCU) offered a course in the spring semester of 2023 titled, “The Queer Art of Drag,” which requires students to develop a drag persona and “engage queer theories in relation to performance practice.”
  • The class, which is offered through its Women and Gender Studies Department and is taught by Nino Testa, whose drag persona goes by the name Maria von Clapp, will explore “drag performance as an outlet for social critique, pedagogy, and queer worldmaking,” according to the class syllabus.
  • In addition, students will explore the history of the “queer art of drag,” meeting with drag performers and experts and create their own drag personas to debut at TCU’s Annual Night of Drag.