Teacher, researcher, actor, director, specialising in the manifestation of the mythic landscape in Shakespeare and early modern drama and in drama in general, and also in feminine origins of authority. I teach literature, theatre, and drama, especially (but not exclusively) those fields as they relate to the early modern period.
Commedia dell’arte, Performance Studies, Theatre Theory, Performance Philosophy, John Cage, William Butler Yeats, Theatre History, Theatre Studies, Medieval Drama, Audience Participation, Aristotle, A Chorus Line, Drama, Early Modern English drama, Children’s Pretend Play, Children’s Theatre, Educational Theatre, Improvisation, Oedipus, Medieval Art, Medieval Theatre, Renaissance drama, Spalding Gray, Stanislávski, Tom Stoppard, Theatre Criticism, Theatre and Landscape, Theatre Photography, Twentieth Century Drama, and The Wooster group
Twentieth and twenty-first century drama, avant-garde theatre and performance, modernist print cultures
Digital Humanities, Digital Pedagogy; Early Modern drama and literary studies; theatre, book, popular culture history.
American Drama, Theatre Studies, Cultural Studies, Film Studies, Popular Culture, Sam Shepard, Spalding Gray, Gender Studies, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, T.S. Eliot, Roland Barthes, Jean Baudrillard, Beat Generation, Comics and Graphic Novels, Circus Studies, Horror Cinema, Queer Theory and Performance Studies
I am an interdisciplinary scholar of literature and performance, with research and teaching experience in literary approaches to drama and the novel, in performance studies and theatre history, and in feminist and critical race theories.
18th- and 19th-century British fiction, drama, and popular culture
rhetoric and composition
Postcolonial studies, comparative theatre theory, modern Indian theatre, contemporary world theatre, Anglophone literature, diaspora studies.