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Skidmore College
English Department

CermatoriJoseph Cermatori

Assistant Professor

A.B., Princeton University
M.F.A., Yale University
Ph.D., Columbia University

Office: Palamountain 334
Phone: (518) 580-5163
Email: jcermato@skidmore.edu

Teaching and Research Interests:

  • Modern and Contemporary Drama
  • Shaksepeare and Early Modern Drama
  • Philosophy, Aesthetics, and Critical Theory
  • Opera and Music-Theatre
  • Media and Performance Studies

Courses Taught:

  • EN 105: Writing Seminar
  • EN 110: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • EN 215: Drama
  • EN 229: Queer Theatre
  • EN 359: Modern Drama
  • EN 371: Introduction to Performance Studies
  • SSP 100: Myth and Modernity

Publications

  • “Reza Abdoh Today: Posthumous Reflections Fifty-Five Years after his Birth,” PAJ 120, 40.3 (Sep. 2018), 1–15.
  • “Walter Benjamin, Fabulist,” Salmagundi 199 (Summer 2018), 214–224.
  • “Allegories of Spectatorship: On Michael Fried’s Dramatic Theory,” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Spring 2018), 89–103.
  • “Robert Lepage’s Double Time: Technics and Media in the Interim,” PAJ 117, 39.3 (Sep. 2017), 33–41.
  • “Unsettling Gertrude Stein: On the Citability of Baroque Gesture in Four Saints in Three Acts,” Modern Drama 58.3 (Fall 2015), 347–69.
  • “How to Make Sense of Music in the Theatre: A Primer For Beginners” Theatre Topics 25.1 (March 2015), 67–76.
  • Review of Riotous Baroque: From Cattelan to Zurbarán –Tributes to Precarious Vitality, eds. Catherine Crowston, Josée Drouin-Brisebois, and Jonathan Shaughnessy (National Gallery of Canada: Ottawa, 2012) and Misled by Nature: Contemporary Art and the Baroque, eds. Bice Curiger, Carlotta Graedel Matthäi, Franziska Lentzsch (Kunsthaus Zürich: Cologne, 2012), PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art 37.3 (September 2015), 134–35.

Awards:

  • Faculty Development Grant (2017)
  • Honorable Mention, Outstanding Article Award, Association for Theatre in Higher Education (2016)
  • Marion E. Ponsford Fellowship, Columbia University (2015–16)
  • Jacob K. Javits Foundation Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education (2010–14)