Christopher Swift’s Profile

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Christopher Swift
Title
Associate Professor of Theatre
Department
Humanities
Office Location
A630
Academic interests

medieval and early modern theatre and religion, avant-garde performance, puppets and automata, object oriented ontology, the production of space

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My Courses

THE2280ID.D476 Fall 2022

THE2280ID.D476 Fall 2022

A survey of the development of architectural and scenic styles in the physical structure of theatre from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its most current forms. Emphasis placed on the stylistic influences of theoreticians and artistic movements. Interdisciplinary Option: This course is a conversation between theater history and architecture. As such, the work in class focuses on purpose-built and adapted spaces for live performance. Each week we will examine historical theatre spaces and technologies in the context of prevailing cultural and social forces in order to better understand audience/stage relationships. To fulfill the interdisciplinary requirements for this course, specialists from architecture, art history, and performance technology will guest lecture six times over the course of the semester.Students will learn skill-sets from architecture technology: GIS mapping and hand sketching. Avatar image credit: Filippo Brunelleschi, Perspective Drawing for Church of Santo Spirito in Florence, 1428

ENG2180 OER Studies in Identity and Orientation

ENG2180 OER Studies in Identity and Orientation

This course provides students with an introductory understanding of identity, focusing specifically on the concepts of gender and sexuality as they intersect with race, class, ethnicity, and other aspects of social location and identification. Students will analyze the appearance of gender and sexuality as integrated social concepts by reading and discussing contemporary American literature across multiple genres and media, learning relevant biographical information about the authors, situating the texts within their historical and literary context, and exploring the major symbols and themes present in the work.

THE2280 History of Theatre ID, FALL2020

THE2280 History of Theatre ID, FALL2020

A survey of the development of architectural and scenic styles in the physical structure of theatre from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its most current forms. Emphasis placed on the stylistic influences of theoreticians and artistic movements. Interdisciplinary Option: This course is a conversation between theater history and architecture. As such, the work in class focuses on purpose-built and adapted spaces for live performance. Each week we will examine historical theatre spaces and technologies in the context of prevailing cultural and social forces in order to better understand audience/stage relationships. To fulfill the interdisciplinary requirements for this course, specialists from architecture, art history, and performance technology will guest lecture six times over the course of the semester.Students will learn skill-sets from architecture technology: GIS mapping and hand sketching. Avatar image credit: Filippo Brunelleschi, Perspective Drawing for Church of Santo Spirito in Florence, 1428

THE2280 History of Theatre ID, Spring 2021

THE2280 History of Theatre ID, Spring 2021

A survey of the development of architectural and scenic styles in the physical structure of theatre from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its most current forms. Emphasis placed on the stylistic influences of theoreticians and artistic movements. Interdisciplinary Option: This course is a conversation between theater history and architecture. As such, the work in class focuses on purpose-built and adapted spaces for live performance. Each week we will examine historical theatre spaces and technologies in the context of prevailing cultural and social forces in order to better understand audience/stage relationships. To fulfill the interdisciplinary requirements for this course, specialists from architecture, art history, and performance technology will guest lecture six times over the course of the semester.Students will learn skill-sets from architecture technology: GIS mapping and hand sketching. Avatar image credit: Filippo Brunelleschi, Perspective Drawing for Church of Santo Spirito in Florence, 1428

THE2280 History of Theatre ID, SP2020

THE2280 History of Theatre ID, SP2020

A survey of the development of architectural and scenic styles in the physical structure of theatre from its beginnings in ancient Greece to its most current forms. Emphasis placed on the stylistic influences of theoreticians and artistic movements. Interdisciplinary Option: This course is a conversation between theater history and architecture. As such, the work in class focuses on purpose-built and adapted spaces for live performance. Each week we will examine historical theatre spaces and technologies in the context of prevailing cultural and social forces in order to better understand audience/stage relationships. To fulfill the interdisciplinary requirements for this course, specialists from architecture, art history, and performance technology will guest lecture six times over the course of the semester.Students will learn skill-sets from architecture technology: GIS mapping and hand sketching. Avatar image credit: Filippo Brunelleschi, Perspective Drawing for Church of Santo Spirito in Florence, 1428

My Projects

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

City Tech’s Source for Academic Affairs Information

NEH Making Connections

NEH Making Connections

This is the project for a new NEH program at City Tech, “Making Connections: Engaging the Humanities at a College of Technology.” This fellowship opportunity will bring together faculty from across the campus to discuss cultural theory, literature and film as they relate to technology. Through collaboration with faculty from other disciplines, fellows will strengthen the interdisciplinary course offerings at City Tech, an important priority for the College’s new Gen Ed.

City Tech Academic Integrity Committee

City Tech Academic Integrity Committee

Welcome to the City Tech’s Academic Integrity Committee site! Here you will find the policies, information, and helpful resources.

NYCCT College Council

NYCCT College Council

The Project Site for the New YorK City College of Technology College Council.

Legislative Committee Elections

Legislative Committee Elections

Election information will be posted here

My Clubs

Theatreworks City Tech

Theatreworks City Tech

Theatreworks, the resident theatre company at New York City College of Technology, is composed of students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members. Founded in 1974, Theatreworks has been recognized in the media and theater circles for its commitment to professionalism in performance, technology and the advancement of multicultural casting and crews in plays, videos, musicals, dance and other events. This unique approach to theatre has given Theatreworks citywide recognition and an audience from the greater New York area. Theatreworks is now performing in the state-of-the-art Voorhees Theatre, where a haunted hotel, the Gravesend Inn, has opened each October to hundreds of spectators for over 13 years. Each spring semester a resident group is hosted on campus to work with the Theatreworks students. Student technicians receive valuable training by participating in the lighting, sound, costume, video, publicity and scenery crews for performances each year. Theatreworks alumni can be found in the professional theater, in television and concert venues, and working with many theater-related companies in their respective communities. For further information about Theatreworks, call Professor Chip Scott in the Entertainment Technology Office in the Voorhees Building, room V 205, at 718.260.5590 or email cscott@citytech.cuny.edu

COM 1330 Instructor Forum

COM 1330 Instructor Forum

This club is a place for COM 1330 Public Speaking Instructors to share great ideas for teaching speech. This is the “profile” page of the club. If you want to visit the website, please click “Visit Club Site” on the upper right. If you want to view the uploaded files, click on “Files” on the right hand menu. On the “Files” page you can also upload your own assignments, rubrics, videos, etc. You can also access the “Files” page from the “Files” link on the Club Site. To access the Club Site, click on the “Visit Club Site” link on the upper right of this page. If you have any questions, feel free to contact dlee@citytech.cuny.edu

City Tech Theatre Life

City Tech Theatre Life

CityTech Theatre Students and Faculty Brainstorm Archive Chat Post

Theatre Curriculum Committee

Theatre Curriculum Committee

Restricted site for theatre faculty

Communication Curriculum Committee — Department of Humanities

Communication Curriculum Committee — Department of Humanities

Repository for research, documents, and curriculum materials for communication faculty, Department of Humanities.