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  • Elin Diamond
  • Professor of English
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  • ediamond@rutgers.edu
  • Office:

    Murray Hall, Room 205B, College Ave Campus

  • Primary Areas of Specialization:

    Comparative Literature and Translation Studies; Critical and Literary Theory; Drama and Performance; Gender and Sexuality; Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature

  • Field of Interest: Gender & Sexuality, Poetry & Poetics
  • About:

    Professor Diamond is the author of Unmaking Mimesis: Essays on Feminism and Theater (1997) and Pinter's Comic Play (1985); she is also the editor of Performance and Cultural Politics (1996). Her many journal publications include essays on seventeenth and twentieth-century drama, and Freudian, Brechtian, and feminist theory. Her work continually explores the connection between performance and feminist or critical theory, using texts from early modernism through postmodern art. She is currently at work on a book on modernism and transatlantic performance.

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  • Undergraduate Courses Taught:
    • Seminar: "Dangerous Representations"
    • American Drama
    • Early Modern Drama
    • Feminist Theory and Feminist Theater
    • Modern and Postmodern Drama
  • Graduate Courses Taught:
    • Dramatic Modernism
    • Dramatic Postmodernism and Performance
    • Feminist Theory
    • Modernism, Gender, and Representation
  • Awards:
    • Faculty Academic Study Program, 2003
    • American Theater in Higher Education Research Award for Outstanding Article for “Modern Drama/Modernity’s Drama,” 2002
    • Faculty Fellow, Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rutgers University, 2001-2
    • Faculty Fellow, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University, 1997-8
    • Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities, Harvard University, 1986-7
    • Rutgers University Research Council Grant, 1985
  • Membership Affiliations:
    • Member, Modernist Studies Association
    • Member, Modern Language Association
    • Member, Association for Theatre in Higher Education
    • Member, Women and Theatre Program
    • Member, American Society for Theatre Research
  • Other Publications:
    • “What are You Reading?”
      Theatre Survey 49:1, May 2008
    • “Deploying/Destroying the Primitivist Body in Hurston and Brecht” 
      Reprinted in Modern Drama: Critical Concepts in Literary and Cultural Studies, Vol. III (Routledge, 2008)
    • “Churchill and Beckett Along the Möbius Strip” 
      Beckett at 100: Revolving It All (Oxford University Press, 2008)
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  • Education:

    PhD, University of California, Davis
    MA, University of California, Davis
    BA, Brandeis University