Lecturer in Drama
Kurt is currently at work revising his dissertation, “The Mind’s Stage: Monodrama as Historical Trend and Interpretive Strategy,” expanding it to include a consideration of Virtual Reality as a contemporary and future extension of the concept. He has further research in Modern European theatre, American drama, political theatre, and intersections of philosophy, psychology, and drama. He also has a strong interest in Eastern European theatre, and served as managing editor of Slavic and Eastern European Performance for several years.
Kurt is joining Queen's after two years as the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Drama at Washington University in St. Louis. He received his Ph.D. in Theatre from the City University of New York Graduate Center in July 2005.
“I Know Why the Caged King Sings: Monodrama and the Voice in Peter Maxwell Davies’s Eight Songs for a Mad King.” Modern Mask 2 (2007).
“Multiple Personalities: Reflexivity and Levels of Being in Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author.” PSA: The Journal of the Pirandello Society of America XVIII (2005): 27-35.