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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 316
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
  • Queer Theory and Gender Studies

Publications

Book:

Articles:

Reviews:

  • Florian Walzacher, ed., The Life and Work of Nature Theatre of Oklahoma (Berlin: Alexander Verlag, 2019), TDR: The Drama Review 65.2 (Summer 2021): 183–85.
  • Penny Farfan, Performing Queer Modernism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017), Criticism 61.3 (Summer 2019): 417–20.
  • "Walter Benjamin, Fabulist" (multi-book review essay), Salmagundi 199 (Summer 2018): 214–224.
  • Patricia Ybarra and Lara Nielsen, eds., Neoliberalism and Global Theatres: Performance Permutations (London: Palgrave, 2012), Modern Drama, 57.1 (Spring 2014): 133–36.

Other Publications:

Selected Honors and Awards:

  • Helen Tartar First Book Award and Subvention, American Comparative Literature Association, 2021.
  • Faculty Development Grant, Skidmore College, 2017, 2019, 2020, 2021.
  • Honorable Mention, Outstanding Article Award, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, 2016.
  • Jacob K. Javits Foundation Fellowship, U.S. Department of Education, 2010–14.

Courses Taught:

  • SSP 100: Myth and Modernity
  • GN 151: English Literary Studies Colloquium
  • EN 105: Writing Seminar
  • EN 110: Introduction to Literary Studies
  • EN 215: Drama
  • EN 225: Introduction to Shakespeare
  • EN 229: Queer Theatre and Performance
  • EN 339: Queer Theories (and Practices)
  • EN 346: Special Studies in Early Modern Drama
  • EN 339: Drama and Modernism
  • EN 364: Contemporary Theater and Drama
  • EN 375: Literature and Philosophy