Faculty

Core Faculty

  • PETER A. DAVIS, Associate Professor, Department of Theatre (PhD, University of Southern California): American theatre history, eighteenth and nineteenth-century theatre, theatre and economics, theatre and cultural history.
  • VALLERI J. HOHMAN, Assistant Professor, Department of Theatre (PhD, Ohio State University):  Twentieth-century American theatre, Russian theatre, modern European theatre, and dramaturgy.

Affiliated Faculty

  • ROBERT BARRETT, Associate Professor, Departments of Theatre, English, and Medieval Studies (PhD, University of Pennsylvania): Medieval British literature, early English drama, festivity and liturgy.
  • ROBERT B. GRAVES, Professor, Department of Theatre (PhD, Northwestern University): Renaissance theatre and drama, Asian theatre, intercultural theatre, and dramatic literature.
  • LEANNE HOWE, Professor, Departments of Theatre, English, and American Indian Studies (MFA, Vermont College): Native American drama, playwriting, screenwriting.
  • JEFF MAGEE, Associate Professor, Departments of Theatre and Music (PhD, University of Michigan):  musical theatre, musicology, and jazz history.
  • ANNA W. STENPORT, Assistant Professor, Departments of Theatre and Scandinavian Studies (PhD, University of California, Berkeley): Scandinavian theatre and film, August Strindberg, gender theory.
  • ANDREA STEVENS, Assistant Professor, Departments of Theatre and English (PhD, University of Virginia): Shakespeare, early modern drama and performance, and theatrical materials.
  • CAROL SYMES, Associate Professor, Departments of Theatre, History, and Medieval Studies (PhD, Harvard University):  Medieval Europe, premodern theatre and performance.
  • ARIANA TRAILL, Associate Professor, Departments of Theatre and Classics (PhD, Harvard University): Greek and Roman comedy, women in antiquity, and the reception of ancient comedy.

Associated Faculty

  • JANE DESMOND, Anthropology and Gender and Women’s Studies: performance studies
  • BRENDA FARNELL, Anthropology: Native American performance
  • HERBERT KNUST, Program in Comparative Literature: Brecht
  • JAMES MARCHAND, Program in Comparative Literature: Medieval drama
  • ROBERT MARKLEY, Department of English: Renaissance and Restoration drama
  • LORI NEWCOMB, Department of English, Shakespeare
  • KATHRYN OBERDECK, Department of History: American popular culture and entertainment
  • CYNTHIA OLIVER, Dance: Performance Studies
  • CURTIS PERRY, Department of English: Renaissance drama
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