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J Hall 906  chamberscm@sogang.ac.kr
705-7945 www.practicingapophasis.blogspot.kr
TEACHING and RESEARCH INTERESTS

20th Century American and British Drama

Performance Studies

Religion and Ritual Studies

Critical Theory

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Performance Studies, designated emphasis in Critical Theory, University of California, Davis,

     June 2011

M.A. Transforming Spirituality (Theology), Seattle University, August 2006 (Summa Cum Laude)
B.A. English Literature and Theatre, Seattle Pacific University, June 2003 (Summa Cum Laude)

EXPERIENCE Assistant Professor, Department of English, Sogang University, August 2012-present
Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Dance, University of California, Davis, June-July 2011
Associate Instructor, Department of Theatre and Dance, UC Davis, Winter 2009-Spring 2010
Instructor, Department of Theatre and Dance, UC Davis, Summer 2007
OTHER EXPERIENCE PROFESSIONAL ACTOR TRAINING
January 2011-March 2011, MFA coursework in physical theatre with guest artist Dominique Serrand, University of California, Davis.
September 2010 - December 2010, MFA coursework in Stanislavski technique (active analysis) with Professor Bella Merlin, University of California, Davis.
THEATRE EXPERIENCE
Director, “Genius Loci: Spirit and Place,” St Mark’s Players, Seattle, WA. May, 2012
Director, “Nathan the Wise,” a performance workshop for undergraduates, UC Davis, May 2009.
Director, “Love and Dreams,” Shivoo Dance Theatre, Seattle, WA.May 2006.
Director, “Ferris Wheel” by Mary Miller, Desert Rose Theatre Company, Seattle, WA. August 2004.
PUBLICATIONS

"Performance Apophatics: Theatre, Liturgy, and the Ethics of Unknowability." (PhD Thesis)

 

“Holier Than Thou: Religion as Teaching Tool in the Rhetoric of Secularism, and the Case of Osama Bin Laden’s Burial at Sea,” Ecumenica Journal, Fall 2012 special issue in Performance and Politics.

 

“Iconicity, Liturgy, and Theory: what icons teach us about ‘performance,’” Liturgy Journal, Fall 2012.


“Street Church and Service as Salutation: the Public Ecclesiology of the South of Market Churches.” Performance Research Journal vol. 16, issue 2, Spring 2011, pp. 65-73.


“Theatre in Absentia and Negative Theology: the ‘theatre that may or may not be theatre’ of Implied Violence.” Performance and Spirituality vol. 2, issue 1, Spring 2011, pp. 1-37.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
      ATHE Focus Group: Theatre and Religion

      Officer Position: Religion and Theatre Conference Planner, 2012-2014
Performance Studies International (PSi)
American Society of Theatre Research (ASTR)
International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR)
     IFTR Working Group: Religion and Performance

Existential Psychoanalytic Institute of Seattle (EPIS)

 
 
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