Penelope Farfan, PhD, MA, BFA

PhD - Interdisciplinary PhD in Theatre and Drama, Northwestern University, USA
MA - English, McGill University, Canada
BFA (with Distinction) - Theatre (Specialization in Theatre Performance), Concordia University, Canada

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Areas of Research

Theatre Studies; Dramatic Literature; Theatre History; Interdisciplinary Modernist Studies; Women Playwrights; Feminist and Queer Theatre/Drama/Performance Studies
Penny Farfan is an award-winning scholar specializing in dramatic literature, theatre history, interdisciplinary modernist studies, and feminist and queer theatre/drama/performance studies. She is the author of Performing Queer Modernism (2017) and Women, Modernism, and Performance (2004), as well as many journal articles and book chapters on modern and contemporary theatre, drama, and performance. She is also the co-editor of Critical Perspectives on Contemporary Plays by Women: The Early Twenty-First Century (2021) and Contemporary Women Playwrights: Into the Twenty-First Century (2013) and a past editor of Theatre Journal. Her work in graduate supervision has been recognized with a Faculty of Graduate Studies Great Supervisor Award.

Supervising degrees

Drama - Masters: Accepting Inquiries

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I teach graduate courses in modern and contemporary dramatic literature and theatre history and have supervised graduate student research in the areas of modern and contemporary drama, theatre history, and feminist theatre, drama, and performance. I am particularly interested in working with students in the MFA Theatre Studies program who have strong academic abilities and are interested in pursuing scholarly research.

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