Dr. Marla Carlson

Associate Professor
Graduate Coordinator
History and Theory Area Head

Ph.D., City University of New York
Specialties & Research Areas: Spectator Response Theory, Gender Theory, Medieval Performance, Performance Art, Interspecies Performance

Email: marlac@uga.edu

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Marla Carlson's Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) examines spectator response to performances of physical suffering in twenty-first century New York and fifteenth-century France. A UGA research grant in 2009 provided support for her article "Furry Cartography: Performing Species" Theatre Journal 63.2 (2011), and a 2015-16 Faculty Research Grant from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts supported completion of Affect, Animals, and Autists: Feeling Around the Edges of the Human in Performance, to be published by University of Michigan Press in June 2018. Her article "Looking, Listening, and Remembering: Ways to Walk New York After 9/11," published by TJ in 2006, received the Gerald Kahan award from the American Society for Theatre Research, and she received the UGA Graduate School's Outstanding Mentoring Award in 2013. Marla's work in physical theatre and dance continues to inform her scholarship as well as her directing at UGA. Office hours, fall 2017: W 1:15-2:15 and by appointment (usually in the building MWF 11:30-2:15).
Dr. Marla Carlson