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Program Overview: Dissertations Completed (2014-2016)

 

Title

Author

Committee

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
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