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Program Overview: Dissertations Completed (2014-2016)

 

Title

Author

Committee




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
 


Ridiculous Geographies:  Mapping the Theatre of Ridiculous as Radical Aesthetic
 


Kelly Aliano
May 2014

James Wilson, Chair
LaGuardia College, CUNY
Edward Miller
Coll. of Staten Island, CUNY
David Savran
The  Graduate Center, CUNY
 


Cologne Carnival's "Alternative" Stunksitzung:  Carnivalization? Meta-Carnival? Or Bakhtinian Restoration?
 



Erik Abbott
May 2014

Marvin Carlson, Chair
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Jean Graham-Jones
The Graduate Center, CUNY
Frank Hentschker
The  Graduate Center, CUNY