Member News — Summer 2017
Monday, October 30, 2017
Petra Kuppers' new undergraduate-friendly Theatre & Disability appears in August 2017 in the Palgrave Theatre& series.
Mark Cosdon hosted the seventh annual "Brilliance of the American Theatre" event at the Tony-honored Drama Book Shop in New York City. ASTR members Chrystyna Dail, Heather Nathans, and Peter Zazzali shared their new works in an annual event sponsored by the American Theatre and Drama Society. Joined by Allegheny students, Cosdon continues to teach a course in Italy on renaissance art, culture, and theatricality. Recently promoted to full professor, Cosdon will spend his sabbatical in Southern Italy researching Magna Graecia.
Erin Hurley’s first book, National Performance, has been published in French translation by Éditions Nota Bene as De l'Expo 67 à Céline Dion : essai sur la performance nationale. The original version is now also available in paperback from the University of Toronto Press. Additional recent publications include: two articles on circus, bodies and affect in Cirque Global: Quebec’s Expanding Circus Boundaries (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017); another on performing as objects in contemporary Montreal theatre in Ireland and Québec: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on History, Culture and Society (Four Courts Press, 2016); and another piece on new and historical materialisms in women’s solo performance published in Performance Studies in Canada (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2017).
Christian DuComb's (Assistant Professor of Theater, Colgate University) new book, Haunted City: Three Centuries of Racial Impersonation in Philadelphia, was recently published by the University of Michigan Press. Haunted City traces the deep roots of Philadelphia’s annual Mummers Parade and the city’s history of blackface masking and other forms of racial impersonation.
Kirsten Pullen begins as Professor and Head of the Department of Theatre at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 16 August 2017. She was previously Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University.
Yana Meerzon edited “Michael Chekhov’s pedagogy today,” a special section of the journal Critical Stages. View here.
Katherine Zien (McGill University)'s book Sovereign Acts: Performing Race, Space, and Belonging in Panama and the Canal Zone is forthcoming from Rutgers University Press September 1st, 2017. Learn more here.