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David Savran
Position: Distinguished Professor, Ph.D. Program in Theatre, and Vera Mowry Roberts Chair in American Theatre
Degrees/Diplomas: Ph.D. in theatre arts from Cornell; M.F.A. in directing from Carnegie-Mellon
Research Interests: American theatre and performance; twentieth-century literature; popular culture; sociology of culture; gender studies; queer studies.
Theory Group Field Specialization: Gay/Lesbian/Queer Literature and Theory
Chronological Period Specialization: Twentieth-Century Literature

Selected Publications:

  • Highbrow/Lowdown: Theater, Jazz, and the Making of the New Middle Class.Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2009.

  • A Queer Sort of Materialism: Recontextualizing American Theater (Triangulations: Lesbian/Gay/Queer Theater/Drama/Performance. Michigan: University of Michigan Press, 2003.

  • Playwright's Voice. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1999.

  • Taking It Like a Man: White Masculinity, Masochism, and Contemporary American Culture. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1998.

  • Communists, Cowboys, and Queers: The Politics of Masculinity in the Work of Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams. Minnesota: University of Minnesota, 1992.