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Gabriela Carrión is a Professor at Regis University at Denver, Colorado where she teaches courses in Spanish language and literature. She is the author of Staging Marriage in Early Modern Spain: Conjugal Doctrine in Lope, Cervantes, and Calderón (Bucknell University Press, 2011), and various articles on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Spanish drama. She is currently working on a translation and edition of Antonio de Guevara’s Menosprecio de corte y alabanza de aldea.

William W. Demastes is Alumni Professor of English at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He is author of numerous articles and books on modern drama, including most recently The Cambridge Introduction to Tom Stoppard (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He also edits the Best American Short Plays series published by Applause Theatre Books.

David Gelineau teaches at Dawson College in Montreal. His scholarly interests are in the Restoration. He has published several articles on John Dryden, most of which comprise an extended reading of Dryden’s Fables, Ancient and Modern. He is now doing research on the plays of Wycherley.

Laini Kavaloski is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received her MA from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. She works on contemporary literary and rhetorical representations of homeland. Her dissertation, “Fragmentary Returns: Visioning Contemporary Homelands in the United States and Israel,” argues that territorial conflict and spaces of exception emerge from the circulation of aesthetic and rhetorical forms and their associated attachment of feelings.

James Marland is a Lecturer of Theatre and Literature at the Australian Catholic University, Sydney. He completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2011, focusing on the intersection of theater, religion, and sexuality. He is currently involved in pedagogical research that evaluates the academic literacy of university students.

Jeanne H. McCarthy, Assistant Professor of English at Georgia Gwinnett College, has published essays on patronage, authorship, and performance in the boy company playing tradition in Shakespeare International Yearbook, English Literary Renaissance, Studies in Philology, and Medieval and Renaissance Drama in England. She is currently completing a book on the impact of the Tudor and early Jacobean children’s companies: Schooling the Drama: Pedagogues, Playbooks, Play-Boys, and the Transformation of Theater. [End Page 331]

Heather S. Mitchell-Buck is an Assistant Professor of English at Hood College in Frederick, Maryland. Since completing her PhD in 2009, she has published a chapter on the role of Herod in the Chester cycle in Drama and Religion 1555–1575: The Chester Cycle in Context (Ashgate, 2012) as well as a review article on the Chester 2010 performances at the University of Toronto (Early Theatre, 2010).

Matthew Roberts is the English, Comparative Literature, Critical Theory, French, German, and Italian Librarian at the University of California, Irvine. He completed his PhD in Comparative Literature at Emory University. Forthcoming scholarship on post-dramatic theater will appear in Modern Drama, and his currently preparing a manuscript project, The Tears of Dionysus, which examines the work of European playwrights who have engaged the topic of trauma with non-mimetic theatrical forms that reflect trauma’s deferral structure and preclude catharsis.

Emma Maggie Solberg is an Assistant Professor of Medieval English Literature and Culture at Bowdoin College. She received her PhD from the University of Virginia and her BA from Oxford. She is currently working on a book project about the Virgin Mary and early English drama.

Chad Allen Thomas is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His scholarship has appeared in 1650–1850: Ideas, Aesthetics, and Inquiries in the Early Modern Period and Theatre Topics, and his essay “Queering Shakespeare in the American South” will appear in Shakespeare on the Campus Stage: College and University Performance, forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. He is working on his first book, Performing Queer Shakespeare.

Rhona Trench is Programme Chair and Professor of Theater at the Institute of Technology in Sligo. She has published widely on Irish theater and practice. She is author of the only monograph on the work of playwright Marina Carr, entitled Bloody Living: The Loss of Selfhood in the Plays of Marina Carr (Bern: Lang, 2010). Her book on Blue Raincoat Theatre Company in Sligo, one...


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