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Member News - Summer 2019

Monday, July 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Shaun Franklin-Sewell
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Jennifer Buckley (University of Iowa) has been promoted to Associate Professor of English and Theatre Arts. Buckley's book, Beyond Text: Theater and Performance in Print after 1900, will be published by the University of Michigan Press in Fall 2019.


This past June, Mark Cosdon (Allegheny College) guest lectured on the contemporary American musical at the University of Palermo in Sicily. At Allegheny, he directed Urinetown the Musical. As part of the faculty lecture series Mark presented "'Skin in the Game:' Hamilton, the Money Trail, and the Contemporary Broadway Musical."


Joseph Donohue (Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Amherst) is please to announce his publication of The Complete Works of Oscar Wilde, Vols. IX and X, ed. Joseph Donohue: Plays 2Lady Lancing (The Importance of Being Earnest), and Plays 3: The Importance of Being Earnest and “A Wife’s Tragedy,” Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.


C. David Frankel (University of South Florida) will participate in a panel on online pedagogy at the ATHE Annual Conference in August.  In addition to continuing as Assistant Director of Theatre at USF, he also leads the Tampa Repertory Theatre, an independent professional theatre now entering its ninth season.  He will be directing their production of King Lear in late spring 2020.


Kimberly Jannarone (Yale School of Drama) has accepted a new position as Professor in the Practice in the Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism Program at the Yale School of Drama. She joins the faculty in July 2019. Jannarone published "Confederation and Control: Mass Gymnastics and the Czech and German Bodies Politic" in Theatre Journal, accompanied by an online "Mass Gymnastics Playlist" in Spring 2019. 


Victor Holtcamp (Tulane University) announces the release of his book: Interchangeable Parts: Acting, Industry, and Technology in US Theater by University of Michigan Press. In addition, he has been promoted to the rank of Associate Professor at Tulane University. 


Daphne Lei (Universiy of California, Irvine) has recently published her third monograph, Uncrossing the Borders: Performing Chinese in Gendered (Trans)Nationalism (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan University Press, 2019).  She has also given a keynote speech at the annual conference of Canadian Association for Theatre Research (CATR),  University of British Columbia, Vancouver (June, 2019) and at the Chinese Culture in the Global Context Conference, Open University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong (March, 2019).


Laurence Senelick (Emeritus, Tufts University) delivered "The Ever-widening Contexts of Konstantin Stanislavsky" as the keynote address at the Stanislavsky Symposium in Malta (Apr. 2019).  As part of the Jacques Offenbach bicentennial, he gave two lectures: "The Offenbach Century," J. W. Goethe University, Frankfurt-am-Main, and “La Périchole rouge: la mise-en-scène de Nemirovitch-Dantchenko et l’assimilation d’Offenbach a la scène soviétique,” Offenbach-Colloque, Opéra Comique, Paris (June 2019).  He published "Cyrano’s Sodomitical Circle" in Gay & Lesbian Review (July-Aug 2019). ATHE bestowed on him the Oscar Brockett Award for Outstanding Teacher of Theatre in Higher Education.


Natalie Crohn Schmitt (University of Illinois at Chicago), announces the publication of her monograph Performing Commedia dell'Arte, Routledge, October 2019.

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