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Program Overview: Dissertations Completed (2013-2016)


Title

Author

Committee



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


Eero Laine
February 2016
David Savran
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
 




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