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New York Univeristy
Faculty of Arts and Science
College of Arts and Science

Bill Blake
Assistant Professor of English, Drama
Ph.D. 2011 (Literary and Cultural Studies), M.A. 2005, Carnegie Mellon University; B.A. 2003 (English), University of Toronto.

Major Interests: 17th- and 18th-century British literature and cultural history; theater history; wartime and postwar cultures; public arts controversies; humanities computing; text mining.

Affiliations: American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies; Modern Languages Association.

ASECS/Clark Library Fellowship, Center for Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Studies, University of California, Los Angeles, 2010; Mellon-Funded Summer Resident, Warwick-Newberry Workshop on Early Modern Communities, Newberry Library, Chicago, 2011.

Una Chaudhuri
Professor of English; Chair, Department of Drama, Tisch School of the Arts
Ph.D. 1982 (English and comparative literature), M.Phil. 1977, M.A. 1975, Columbia; M.A. 1973 (English literature), B.A. 1971, Delhi (India).

Major Interests: dramatic literature, theatre history, performance theory, theatre semiotics.

Selected Works:
Staging Place: The Geography of Modern Drama. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. 1995.
No Man's Stage: A Semiotic Study of Jean Genet's Major Plays. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press. 1986.

Affiliations: Association for Theatre in Higher Education, American Society for Theatre Research, Modern Language Association.

Fellowships/Honors: New York University Distinguished Teaching Medal, 1994; Golden Dozen Teaching Award, New York University, 1988.

Julia Jarcho
Assistant Professor of English, Drama
Ph.D. 2013 (Rhetoric), UC, Berkeley; A.B. 2004, Harvard
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Julia Jarcho received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley in 2013 and her A.B. from Harvard in 2004. Her current book project, Negative Theatrics: Writing the Postdramatic Stage, argues that theater has offered a series of modernist and contemporary writers an imaginative site for negating the present, and thus cultivating a utopian sensibility; it seeks to challenge the prevailing common sense that identifies theatrical experimentation as a move "beyond" the literary. Julia is also a playwright and director whose plays include American Treasure (13P, 2009), Dreamless Land (New York City Players, 2011), and Grimly Handsome (Incubator Arts Project, 2013), which won an Obie Award for Best New American Play. Her essay "Absence Pleasures: Whiteness, Death, and Music in American Psycho" appeared in Americana: The Journal of American Popular Culture.

Areas of Research/Interest:
Theater and drama studies; modernism; critical theory; literary theory