I teach, research, and write about modern drama, theatre, and performance in Europe, the UK, and the US, as well as about modernist print cultures. My current research investigates the complex relationship between text and performance in the twentieth century avant-gardes. In Every Page Must Explode, the book I am now completing, I show that while the avant-gardes may have dismissed the dramatic author, they fiercely embraced the page, altering the status, form, and function of the text in ways that continue to impact both the performing and the graphic arts.
I have no problem with dramatic authors myself, however; I happily began teaching courses in drama in the English Department in Fall 2013.
Undergraduate courses: Modern British Drama; Introduction to Drama