Courses, UW-Madison

Undergraduate

  • English 168: Modern Literature Since 1900. Fall 2019.

  • English 177: Literature and Popular Culture. Special Topic: Literary Bollywood. Summer 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2020.

  • English 216: British Literature from 1750–Present. Spring 2006.

  • Theatre and Drama 221: World Theatre and Drama to the 18th Century. Fall 2001.

  • Theatre and Drama 222: World Theatre from 1700–Present. Spring 2003, 2005.

  • English 245: Seminar in the Major. Contemporary World Theatre in English. Fall 2014, Summer 2017, Spring 2018.

  • English 335: Page and Stage in the Long 18th Century. Spring 2019.

  • LitTrans 272/LCA 472: Modern Indian Literature in Translation. Fall 2002, Fall 2004 (under new number of LitTrans 211/LCA 311).

  • Theatre and Drama 420: Theatre and Society: The Politics of the Nation in Contemporary World Theatre. Fall 2003.

  • Theatre and Drama/LCA/LitTrans 348 (earlier 549): Modern Indian Theatre. Fall 2001, 2003, 2005; Spring 2010.

  • Theatre and Drama 424: Contemporary World Theatre and Dramatic Literature. Fall 2005, 2008; Spring 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014.

  • English 437: British Theatre, 1660-1750. Spring 2009.

  • English 477: Diaspora and Theatre. Fall 2011, 2016, 2018.

  • English 508 (now English 578) American Drama, 1914-Present. Spring 2012, Spring 2020.

  • Theatre and Drama/English 520 (now English 576): History of Theories of Theatre. Fall 2006, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2016, 2019.

  • Theatre and Drama/English 523 (now English 577): Postcolonial Theatre. Spring 2002, Spring 2004, Spring 2006, Fall 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2014, Fall 2017, Fall 2020.

  • English/LCA 524 (now English 478): Indian Writers Abroad: Literature, Diaspora, and Globalization. Spring 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015; Fall 2018.

  • Theatre and Drama 535: Modern American Drama and Theatre. Fall 2013.

  • London International Theatre Seminar, 28 December 2006-17 January 2007 (3–credit Winter Intersession Course for University of Wisconsin students in London, UK).

 

Graduate 

  • English 859: Another Extravagant Postcolonialism: Modernity, Multilingualism, and Theory/Practice Paradigms in Urban Indian Theatre. Fall 2021.

  • English 859: The 21st-Century Restoration. Spring 2019.

  • English 859: Modernity, Textuality, Performance: Theories and Practices in Modern Indian Theatre. Spring 2018.

  • English 868: The English Novel in India. Spring 2014.

  • Theatre and Drama 911: Restoration and Early–Eighteenth Century Theatre. Fall 2002, Fall 2004, Fall 2006, Fall 2010.

  • Theatre and Drama 911: Theory and Practice in Modern Indian Theatre, Fall 2008, Fall 2012, Spring 2015.

  • Theatre and Drama 911/English 859: The 21st Century Restoration. Fall 2013, Spring 2019.

Graduate Advising, UW-Madison

Ph.D. Committees Chaired

  • 2020- Rini Tarafder, “Cosmopolitan Formations in Modern Indian Theatre: A Selective Inquiry.”

  • 2019- Holly Berkowitz, “History from Below the Grave: Fabulation, Landscape, and the Invention of the Historical Past in Experimental Black Drama, 1974-2017.”

  • 2017-20 Sunghee Pak, “Intracultural and Intercultural Shakespeares: Othello and Cleopatra, 1677-2016.”

  • 2017-19 Jacob Hellman, “Field of Zionist Dreams: Soldier and State on the Israeli Stage, 1948 to the Present.”

  • 2018-21 Jacquelyn Teoh (Department of English), “Niche Formations: Rethinking Literary Opportunity in Modern Literatures of Southeast Asia.” Committee Co-Chair.

  • 2015–18 Katherine Lieder, “Performing ‘Nirbhaya’ (Fearlessness): Reframing Sexual Violence Discourse in Modern Urban India.”

  • 2010–13 Jessica M. Brown–Velez, “Performing Exile on the Body: Home, Displacement, and Uganda’s Wars.” 

  • 2010–15 Neil Scharnick, “‘The World’s Last Groans’: The Eschatology of Restoration Theatre.”

  • 2007–10 Victoria Pettersen Lantz, “Locating Cultures, Constructing Identities:: The Caribbean Diaspora, Black Britain, and the Theatre of Mustapha Matura.”

  • 2005–11 Dixie Beadle, “Playwright–Intellectuals and Dramatic Forms of Political Consciousness- Raising in Post-Independence Africa.”

  • 2003–06 Kristin Hunt, “The Queer Afterlives of Tragedy: Space, Time, and Theatrical Adaptation.”

Other Ph.D. Committees

  • 2021 William P. Broadway, “The Modern Bestiary: Animals in the Twentieth Century Novel.” (Department of English).

  • 2019-21 Prelim Exam Committee, Samitha Senanayake (Department of English).

  • 2019 External Examiner for dissertation by Sofia Cavalcanti: “Reading Things: Gender and Material Culture in Contemporary Indian Women’s Writing in English.” Ph. D. Unit in English Literature, University of Bologna, Italy.

  • 2017–19 Sandeep Kindo (Department of Asian Languages and Cultures), “Recognition, Identity, Justice: Oraon Custom in the Law Courts of Modern India.” Reader.

  • 2018 Prelim Exam Committee, Robert Collins (Department of English).

  • 2014–18 Leigh Henderson, “Exuberant Intermediality: Hypermediacy, Technology, Space-Time, and Cyborgs in the U.S. Popular Theatre, 1873-1915.”

  • 2012–16 Sandy Peterson, “The Dramaturgy of the Right: The Minting and Embodied Practice of National Identity.”

  • 2011–12 Bethany Wood, “Capital Complex: Valuations of Femininity in 1920s Stage Adaptations of Narratives from Women’s Culture.”

  • 2009–13 Shannon Skelton, “‘Days with Age Hanging Off Me Like Dry Moss’: The Late Work of Sam Shepard, 1988–2008.”

  • 2009–12 Christopher Morrison, “Beckett and Time.”

  • 2009–10 External Reader for dissertation by Sanjay Kumar: “Reading the Stage: Interrogating Contemporary Urban Theatre in India.” Department of Humanities and Social Sciences,
    Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

  • 2007–19 Kate Merz (Department of English), “Imperial India on Trial: Crime, Punishment, and Colonialism, 1880–1940.”

  • 2006–09 William Whitney, “From Counterculture to Postculture: American Avant-Garde Theatre from 1992–2009.” Reader.

  • 2005–11 Teodora Nikolova, “Stanislav Stratiev and ‘Balkan Syndromes.’” Reader.

  • 2005–6 External member, dissertation committee for Sujatha Moni, Department of Comparative Literature, Rutgers University. Dissertation: “Transgressing the Boundaries of Performance: Desire and Alterity in Postcolonial Drama on India.” Committee Chair: Elin Diamond.

  • 2002–03 Patricia Gaborik, “Between the Avant–Garde and Fascist Modernism: Massimo Bontempelli’s Theatre, 1916–1949.”

  • 2002–03 Jennifer Tallman, “Shakespearean R/Evolutions: A Cultural History of Shakespeare in Early America, 1750–1826.”

  • 2001–02 David Mason, “Playing in the Lord’s Playground: God, Salvation, and Play-Acting in the Braj Ras Lila.”

  • 2001–05 Jessica Gaspar, “The ‘Other Puerto Rican Theatre’: Performances of Rosa Luisa Marquez, 1987–2001.”