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Tuesday, June 2, 2020
We stand in solidarity »
The American Society for Theatre Research is committed to opposing racism in every facet of our organization. We stand in...
Friday, May 15, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
Empowerment Committee Offers Advocacy Tips in Response to COVID-19 »
In light of tough decisions about hiring freezes, furloughs, and even departmental suspensions due to COVID-19, ASTR’s Emp...
Friday, May 1, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
2020 Conference Planning in light of COVID-19 »
The following announcement from Jimmy Noriega, Vice President for Conferences, was emailed to the ASTR email database yest...
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
2020 Election Slate Announced »
Submitted to the EC by the ASTR Nominating Committee Patrick Anderson, Chair, Susan Bennett, Yumi Pak, Adam Versen...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Submit an Application to Participate in a Working Session at the 2020 Conference »
ASTR invites you to submit an application to participate in one of the working sessions for the 2020 Annual Conference to...

Member News
Tuesday, April 21, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
Member News - Spring 2020 »
Katie N. Johnson (Miami University) has received an NEH Summer Stipend to complete her third book, a monograph that cha...
Friday, January 31, 2020
Member News - Winter 2020 »
As part of her ongoing research project on English-language theatre in the French-speaking region of Québec, Erin Hurley...
Saturday, December 14, 2019
Member News - Fall 2019 »
Ruthie Abeliovich (University of Haifa, Israel) published Possessed Voices: Aural Remains from Modernist Hebrew Theatre...
Monday, July 22, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Member News - Summer 2019 »
Jennifer Buckley (University of Iowa) has been promoted to Associate Professor of English and Theatre Arts. Buckley's boo...
Tuesday, April 16, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
Member News - Spring 2019 »
Sarah Bay-Cheng will begin a new position as Dean of the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design at York University...

In Memoriam
Saturday, March 14, 2020
In Memoriam: James Vernon Hatch (1928-2020) »
Photo credit: Camille Billops and James V. Hatch Archives in the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Libra...
Sunday, February 23, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Memoriam: Don Wilmeth (1939-2020) »
Don Wilmeth, who served ASTR as President from 1991-94 and then as  Secretary/Treasurer until 2002 ably assisted by h...
Friday, January 31, 2020   (1 Comment - view/add)
In Memoriam: Jessica Berson (1972-2019) »
“Dancing, Desiring, Dying: Jessica Berson” Kirsten Pullen, Professor of Theatre, University of Illinois at Urbana–...
Monday, September 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Memoriam: Richard Hornby (1938-2018) »
Richard Hornby (1938-2018) Professor Emeritus, University of California, Riverside Obituary By Carol Fisher So...
Monday, November 6, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
In Memoriam: Christopher Innes (1941-2017) »
Christopher Innes (1941-2017) Distinguished Research Professor of English, York University For York University obit...

From the President
Wednesday, February 12, 2020   (0 Comments - view/add)
From ASTR President Marla Carlson, December 2019 »
Congratulations to 2019 Program Chairs Pannill Camp, Charlotte Canning, Brian Herrera, and Koritha Mitchell for a resoundi...
Friday, October 4, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
From ASTR President Marla Carlson »
Our organization had a productive summer and the academic year is getting off to a busy start. ASTR and ATHE welcomed Dr....
Wednesday, March 13, 2019   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Report: Q1 2019 »
President's Report, March 2019 Leadership Summit in Orlando: In January 2019, twelve presidents of academic organiz...
Monday, December 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Report: Q4 2018 »
From Daphnei Lei, ASTR President 2015–2018: Dear Members, It is almost a month after the La Jolla Forum, and I am st...
Monday, September 17, 2018   (0 Comments - view/add)
President's Report: Q3 2018 »
Dear Members, I hope everyone has had a relaxing and productive summer! As we are starting the new school year, it’s...

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