A journal of turn-of-the-century theatre

Issue 6 - Summer 2013

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Anastassiya Andrianova received her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY). Her dissertation, A Spirit of the Earth: Vitalism in Nineteenth-Century Literature, examines the philosophical ramifications of the Vitalist movement in the works of Butler, Meredith, Tolstoy, and Shaw. Anastassiya has published essays, poems, and reviews, and she regularly teaches global literature and English composition.

Linda Camarasana is an Assistant Professor of English at the SUNY College at Old Westbury. She has published essays on Jean Rhys’s Good Morning, Midnight and Virginia Woolf’s Between the Acts and presented her work at the annual conventions of the MLA, MSA, ALA, and the International Virginia Woolf Society. She is currently working on two book projects, a study of the novels of Claude McKay and an edited collection of essays on Adrienne Rich.

Charles Joseph Del Dotto did his undergraduate work at Princeton University and in 2010 completed his PhD in English at Duke University. He has delivered papers on Shaw at venues including the Modern Language Association, Comparative Drama Conference, International Shaw Society, and the annual symposium at The Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario). He is a contributor to the forthcoming volume Bernard Shaw in Context, to be published by Cambridge University Press, and is currently writing a book on Shaw and the idea of “late style” in the plays from Heartbreak House to the end of his career.

John McRae was nominated Special Professor of Language in Literature Studies at the University of Nottingham in 1992, currently has regular Visiting Professorships in China, France, Lebanon, Spain and South Africa, and has lectured in more than sixty countries worldwide. He is co-author of The Routledge History of Literature in English: Britain and Ireland, of which a third edition is in preparation, and he edited the first critical edition of Wilde's Teleny (GMP, 1986), which was celebrated in a special Oscholars volume in 2008. He currently lives in London.

Maria Pia Pagani is adjunct professor of Theatrical Literature and Theatre at the University of Pavia, Italy. She has authored monographs and many scholarly essays on Eastern European theatre, “fools for Christ” in the Byzantine-Slavic tradition, and the art of Eleonora Duse. She is the Italian translator of the doctor, writer, and playwright Mikhail Berman-Tsikinovsky, for whose volume From Russia for Good: A Collection of Plays (2011) and Chekhov on Devon and Other Plays (e-book, 2012) she has also written an introduction. She is a member of the jury for the Italian-Russian Literary Prize “Raduga”.

Mark Purves received his PhD in Slavic Languages and Literatures from the University of Virginia. He has written widely about Anton Chekhov and more recently about German filmmaker Hans Richter. Mark currently works as Assistant Professor of Russian at Brigham Young University.

Julie A. Sparks teaches English at San José State University. Her scholarly interests include theater, Irish and British literature, utopian and dystopian fiction, and rhetoric. A founding member of the International Shaw Society, she has published articles in ELT (English Literature in Transition: 1880-1920) and SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, of which she is also an associate editor.