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Program Overview: Dissertations Completed (2015-2017)

 

Title

Author

Committee




Fit for the Stage: Regency Actors and the Inspiration Behind Romantic Drama



James Armstrong
June 2017
Marvin Carlson, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Annette Saddik
NYC College of Technology, CUNY
 


Twenty-First-Century Transnational Theatre Development in the Cases of Theatre du Soleil/Aftaab and Sundance Institute East Africa: Cultural Politics, Performance Aesthetics, and Global Circulation
 



Julia Goldstein
June 2017
 Jean Graham-Jones, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Peter Eckersall
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Lauren Edmondson
Dartmouth College
 

Performing Human Rights in Neoliberal Asia: Artistic and Activist Engagements in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and Singapore


Melissa Wong
June 2017
Jean Graham-Jones, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 



Acts of Provocation: Popular Antiracisms on/through the Twenty-First Century US Commercial Stage



Stefanie Jones
June 2017
David Savran, Chair
College of Staten Island, CUNY
James Wilson
LaGuardia College, CUNY
Kandice Chuh
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Robert Reid-Pharr
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 

The Interdependence of Theatricality, Gender, and Race in Cinematic and Performative Representations of New Orleans---from Jim Crow to Hurricane Katrina


Alexandra (Sascha) Just
June 2017

 
Marvin Carlson, Chair
College of Staten Island, CUNY
James Wilson
LaGuardia College, CUNY
Joe McElhaney
Hunter College, CUNY
 


Theatre Translation as Historiography: Projections of Greek Self-Identity through English Translations during the European Crisis


Maria Mytilinaki
June 2017
Jean Graham-Jones, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 


Nervous Salomes: New York Salomania and the Neurological Condition of Modernite


Margaret Araneo
June 2017
 
Jean Graham-Jones, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Frank Hentschker
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 



Performing el Rap el 'Arabi 2005-2015: Feeling Politics amid Neoliberal Incursions in Ramallah, Amman, and Beirut



Rayya El Zein
June 2016
Maurya Wickstrom, Chair
College of Staten Island, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Christa Salamandra
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Mark Levine
University of California, Irvine
 



Straddling Feminisms: Post-Wave Pop Politics and Contemporary Experimental Performance



Jessica Del Vecchio
June 2016
David Savran, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Edward Miller
College of Staten Island, CUNY
James Wilson
LaGuardia College, CUNY
Jill Dolan
Princeton University
 



Theatres of Reality, Fiction, and Temporality: Vegard Vinge and Ida Müller’s Ibsen-Saga (2006-2015)



Andrew Friedman
June 2016
Marvin Carlson, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 



Shakespeare for the Volk: Shakespeare and the Development of the Idea of German Nationhood, 1817-1867



Daniel Venning
June 2016
Marvin Carlson, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Frank Hentschker
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Mario DiGangi
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 



Animal Performances in Big-Time Vaudeville (1995-1932)



Catherine Young
June 2016
David Savran, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Maurya Wickstrom
College of Staten Island, CUNY
James Wilson
LaGuardia College, CUNY
 



Professional Wrestling and/as Theatre: Bodies, Labor, and the Commercial Stage



Eero Laine
February 2016
David Savran, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Edward Miller
College of Staten Island, CUNY
Maurya Wickstrom
College of Staten Island, CUNY
 



Occupy Performance: Participatory Aesthetics and the Labor of Failed Emancipation 



Kenn Watt
February 2016
Jean Graham-Jones, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 



Performing (Non)Profit, Race, and American Identity in the Nation's Capital:  Arena Stage, 1950-2010



Donatella Galella
May 2015
Judith Milhous, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Kandice Chuh
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 


The Pulitzer Prize and Women:  An Investigation into Three Decades of Winning Plays by Female Dramatists (1981-2009)



Kathleen Potts   
May 2015
David Savran, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The  Graduate Center, CUNY
 



Economies of Touring in American Theatre Culture, 1835-1861



Nicole Berkin February 2015
Judith Milhous, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Amy E. Hughes
Brooklyn College, CUNY
Joshua Brown
The Graduate Center, CUNY