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Program Overview: Dissertations Completed (2011-2013)


Title

Author

Committee




Producing Memories:  Staging the Civil War in US Culture, 1867-1908

 





Bethany Holmstrom
September 2013



Judith Milhous, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran, The Graduate Center, CUNY
James Wilson, LaGuardia College, CUNY
Joshua Brown, The Graduate Center, CUNY




Last Gasp:  The End of Multimedia Performance, New York, 1950-2000



Stephen Luber
September 2013

David Savran, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones, The Graduate Center, CUNY
Alison Griffiths, Baruch College, CUNY
 

Technique, Practice, Research:  Foundations for an Epistemology of Embodiment in Physical Culture, Performing Arts, and Everyday Life

 


Benjamin Spatz
May 2013
 
Maurya Wickstrom, Chair 
Coll. of Staten Island, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Judith Milhous
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Performance and Spectatorship in United States International Expositions, 1875-1893

 


Robert Davis
May 2013
 

 

Judith Milhous, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 


Social Realism of British New Wave 'Left' Films:  The Working Class Border Character

 


Alan Winson
May 2013

 
Judith Milhous, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Alison Griffiths
Baruch College, CUNY


Going on the Offensive:  Class, Ethnicity, and Gender in American Vaudeville Comedy from 1880 to 1932

 



Richard DesRochers
May 2013
 

 

James Wilson, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Morris Dickstein
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY

 

Drop Dead:  Municipal Crisis and the Geographies of Performance in New York City, 1972-1982


Hillary Miller
May 2013

David Savran, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 

Playtime: U.S. Publishers, Playwrights, and Amateur Play production in the late 19th and early 20th Centuries


Roxane Heinze-Bradshaw
May 2013

David Savran, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 


Commemorations and Protest
in the Z√≥calo:  A History of Performance in Mexico's Central Square from the Colonial Era to the Present


Ana Martinez
February 2013
 

Jean Graham-Jones, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Judith Milhous
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 


Rehearsing "The South":  Sicilian Constructs of Representation on the Stage 1863-1917


Janice
Capuana
February 2013

Marvin Carlson, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Judith Milhous
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 


Woman's Work:  Ruth Maleczech as Mabou Mines Performer, Director and Manager



Jessica Brater
February 2013

Marvin Carlson, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
James Wilson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 


"This Theatre is a Battlefield":  Political Performance and Jewish-American Identity, 1933-1948



Garrett Eisler
September 2012

David Savran, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Morris Dickstein
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 


The Commodification of US Acting as Seen Through the League of Professional Theatre Training Programs, 1968-1987

 


Peter Zazzali
September 2012
 

David Savran, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Judith Milhous
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 

Thomas Chaundler and Academic Drama:  Performance Practices in the Medieval English University


Thomas Meacham
September 2012

Pamela Sheingorn, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Judith Milhous
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Michael Sargent
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 


The Social Lives of Playscripts: Nick of the Woods from Inkwell to Internet

 




Katherine Wilson
May 2012

 

 
Judith Milhous, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marc Dolan
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Greetham
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 


Ghosted Towns: Performing Tourism, Place, and Cultural Memory in the United States

 




Lindsay Livingston
May 2012

 


Marvin Carlson, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 

The Urban Geography of Theatre in the New South City:  Memphis, 1890-1920

 


Stephen Huff
May 2012

 

Judith Milhous, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 


Tragic Practice: Participatory Democracy and Activist Theatre in the U.S., 2006-2010

 



Linell Ajello
May 2012

 


Jean Graham-Jones, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Judith Milhous
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 



Rhythmic Juggling: Tracing the Disembodied Voice of Richard Foreman's Ontologic-Hysteric Theatre, 1968-2009

 




Patricia Coleman
May 2012

 


David Savran, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
James Wilson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 



Theatres of Absence: Seville , 1248-1575

 




Christopher Swift
May 2012

 


Pamela Sheingorn, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
 



The Pleasure Gardens of Antebellum America and the Performance of American Identities

 





Naomi Stubbs
February 2012

 


Judith Milhous, Chair 
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Heather Nathans
University of Maryland
 



The Roots of American Improvisation:  Play, Process, and Pedagogy

 

Margaret M. Duffy
May 2011


Jane Bowers, Chair
John Jay College, CUNY

Daniel Gerould
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Claudia Orenstein
Hunter College, CUNY

 



Displaced Conversations:  A Genealogy of Feminist Performance



Constance Zaytoun
May 2011


David Savran, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Alisa Solomon
Columbia University
Julie Malnig
New York University

 


"Real American Entertainment":  Performance and Nationalism in Branson, Missouri



Jennifer Worth
May 2011


Marvin Carlson, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY

David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY

 



Fashioning Performance Careers in New York, 1869-1899:  How Female Performers Negotiated Changing Ideas of Womanhood




Celia Braxton
May 2011


Judith Milhous, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY

David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Kathleen McCarthy
The Graduate Center, CUNY

 


The Actor and the Playwright : Adaptation on the Early Eighteenth-Century, English Stage



Ellen B. Anthony-Moore
May 2011

Judith Milhous, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Mario DiGangi
The Graduate Center, CUNY

 



Without Papers:  Legal Identity, Legal Consciousness, and Performance




Gad Guterman
February 2011


Jean Graham-Jones, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Judith Milhous
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Sally Engle Merry, NYU

 


Devouring Metaphors: Neoliberal Consumption in Argentine and Brazilian Theatre



Elisa Legon
February 2011


Jean Graham-Jones, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Judith Milhous
The Graduate Center, CUNY
David Savran
The Graduate Center, CUNY

 


Exporting America: Theatre, Gay Male Identities, and Anti-Americanism in Denmark and West Germany



Ken Nielsen
February 2011


David Savran, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY

Judith Milhous
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Marvin Carlson
The Graduate Center, CUNY