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Kate Elswit is completing a dissertation at the University of Cambridge on physical dramaturgy in German dance during World War I and the Weimar Republic. She teaches masters courses in dance theatre and in choreography at Laban and has a commission to create a pilot practice-based masters program at Hochschulübergreifendes Zentrum Tanz Berlin. Her article "Petrified? Some Thoughts on Practical Research and Dance Historiography" appeared in Performance Research, and "'Berlin . . . Your Dance Partner Is Death"' is forthcoming in TDR: The Drama Review. She is currently working on "Valeska Gert, Ausdruckstänzerin?" for an edited collection on New German Dance Studies.

Stanton B. Garner, Jr., is Professor of English at the University of Tennessee. Author of numerous articles on modern and contemporary drama, he is has written The Absent Voice: Narrative Comprehension in the Theater (Illinois, 1989), Bodied Spaces: Phenomenology and Performance in Contemporary Drama (Cornell, 1994), and Trevor Griffiths: Politics, Culture, History (Michigan, 1999). His current project is a book-length study of the intersections of theatre and medicine between 1880 and 1940. With J. Ellen Gainor and Martin Puchner, he is co-editor of the Norton Anthology of Drama (2009).

Amy Strahler Holzapfel is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Williams College, where she teaches courses in dramaturgy, performance history, and dramatic literature. She has published several articles in Theater, has forthcoming articles in the journal PAJ and the critical anthology The Spatial Turn: Space, Place and Mobility in German Literary and Visual Culture (Rodopi, 2009), and is writing a book tentatively titled Theatre's "Visual Turn": The Dramatist as Painter of Modern Life. She holds an MFA and DFA in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism from the Yale School of Drama.

Shawn Kairschner is an Assistant Professor of Theatre at Villanova University. His current book project, Staging Visibilities: Epistemologies of the Body 1870-1938, situates late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century acting [End Page 430] techniques within a set of diagnostic discourses that strive to convert the body's visible surfaces into legible signs for imperceptible psychic interiority. His work has been featured in Performance Research.

Timothy Carlo Matos is an Assistant Professor of English at the City Colleges of Chicago. His current research interests centre on cultural connections between drama and disease in late-Victorian London. He is also a playwright, with production and reading credits in various cities across the country. [End Page 431]



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