Department Colloquium: Tracy Davis

Fine Arts Building Room 53
Dr. Tracy C. Davis, the Barber Professor of Performing Arts at Northwestern University, will give a talk entitled “How do You Know a Mermaid when You See One?; How do you See a Mermaid when you Know One?” that examines how a theatrical repertoire is formed and endures over time, focusing on staging and scenographic problems

Dr. Davis is Director of the Graduate School's Excellence in Mentoring Initiative. She edits the book series “Cambridge Studies in Theatre and Performance Theory” and co-edits the book series “Transnational Theatre Histories” for Palsgrave. She has served as President of the American Society for Theatre Research and on the Board of Directors for Performance Studies international. Her most recent books are The Broadview Anthology of Nineteenth-Century British Performance(Broadview, 2012), The Cambridge Companion to Performance Studies (Cambridge University Press, 2008), Stages of Emergency: Cold War Nuclear Civil Defense (Duke), The Performing Society: Nineteenth-Century Theatre's History (co-edited with Peter Holland, Palgrave), and Considering Calamity: Methods for Performance Research (co-edited with Linda Ben-Zvi, Assaph) all in 2007. She has also authored Actresses as Working Women: Their Society Identity in Victorian Culture (1991), George Bernard Shaw and the Socialist Theatre (1994), The Economics of the British Stage (2000), and co-edited Women and Playwrighting in Nineteenth-Century Britain (with Ellen Donkin, 1999), and Theatricality (with Thomas Postlewait, 2004). Forthcoming Book: The Broadview Anthology of Nineteenth-Century British Performance (Broadview Press, 2011).
  • Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:20 pm