Research - Dissertations


Work Adviser Related Fields

Edwin K. McFall. "Tragic Hero to Antichrist: Macbeth, the Oedipus Tyrannus of the English Renaissance." Diss. U of Washington, 2005.

Adviser: Sarah Bryant-Bertail Drama, Shakespeare, 17th Century

James M. Fitzmorris. "Summoning the spectacle." Diss. U of Washington, 2004.

Adviser: Odai Johnson Drama, Performance Studies

Sydney Elizabeth Cheek O'Donnell. "An exaggerated life: Franca Rame on the political stage." Diss. U of Washington, 2004.

Adviser: Sarah Bryant-Bertail Drama, Theater History

Gregory Dawson. "The nineteenth century origins of feminist solo performance." Diss. U of Washington, 2004.

Adviser: Sarah Bryant-Bertail Drama, 19th Century, Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies
Dissertations Chaired at UCSB: J Bauerlein, Feminist Solo Performance in the United States; J Caldwell-O’Keefe, Contemporary American Transgender Theatre; J Lewis, Jewish Women, Stereotypes, and the Twentieth-Century American Stage; H Rasche, Actresses, Age, and Anxiety: A Study of Midlife Women in Performance; M Shaw, Positive Influence: Harold Pinter and the In-Yer-Face Generation  Adviser: Catherine Cole Performance Studies
Dissertations Chaired at UC Berkeley: KT Nguyen, Sensing Vietnam: Melodrama of Nation from Colonialism to Market Reform; A Sizemore-Barber, Over the Rainbow? Constituting Queerness and Performing Nation in South Africa; S Wallin, Madness in the Making: Psychosocial Disability and the Performativity of Theatrical Discourse; J Williams, “Don’t Tell The Hyena How Well You Can Bite:" Performance, Race and Animality in East Africa  Adviser: Catherine Cole Performance Studies
Jacob Hutchison. "Satirical Activism: Citizenship and satire in 21st century performance." Diss. U of Washington, in progress. Adviser: Odai Johnson 21st Century, Activist Theater, Drama, Performance Studies

In progress

Work Adviser Related Fields
Alaska Native Theatre: Cultural Resurgence and Reception in Post-Statehood Alaska Adviser: Scott Magelssen American
Trauma Drama:  The Translocal Legibility of Trauma and Utopia in Contemporary Feminist Performance Adviser: Scott Magelssen 21st Century, Performance Studies
Jason Eckard - Tenth and Eleventh Century Liturgical Drama and the Rise of the Latin Christian Church Adviser: Scott Magelssen Critical Theory, French, History, Medieval, Spanish, Theater History
Scott Venters - The (Im)mediate Animal: An Anti-theatrical History of Interspecies Entanglements in  Enlightenment Transactions, 1640-1800 Adviser: Odai Johnson 17th Century, 18th Century, English, French

Kristin Seifert. "Brecht between Mediums: Reevaluating Epic Theory in Theatre and Film." Diss. U of Washington, in progress.

Adviser: Stefka Mihaylova Drama, Film/Cinema, 20th Century, German, Theory/Criticism

Sebastian Trainor. "Ubu's Moment: Lost Histories of a Fin-de-Siecle Avant Garde Theatre." Diss. U of Washington, in progress.

Adviser: Odai Johnson Drama, Theater History, Theory/Criticism, 19th Century