Faculty in the Department of Theatre Arts are active in all areas of scholarship. Scholars regularily publish their research. Recent publications include the following:
Contributing Editor, The Norton Anthology of Drama. Eds. J. Ellen Gainor, Stanton B. Garner, and Martin Puchner. Two Volumes. New York: WW Norton. Third Edition, 2017. One Volume Shorter Edition, 2016.
Showing Off, Showing Up: Studies of Hype, Heightened Performance, and Cultural Power, coedited with Laurie Frederik and Catherine Schuler. University of Michigan Press, 2017.
The Gay and Lesbian Theatrical Legacy: A Biographical Dictionary of Major Figures of the American Stage in the Pre-Stonewall Era, co-edited with Robert A. Schanke and Billy J. Harbin. University of Michigan Press, 2005. 440 pp.
Staging Desire: Queer Readings of American Theater History, anthology of essays co-edited with Robert A. Schanke. University of Michigan Press, 2002. 416 pp.
Passing Performances: Queer Readings of Leading Players in American Theater History, anthology of essays co‑edited with Robert A. Schanke. University of Michigan Press, 1998. 352 pp.
“Harold Pinter: The Homecoming.” Norton Anthology of Drama, 2017.
“Tony Kushner: Angels in America, Part l.” Norton Anthology of Drama, 2017.
“Equus and the Production of Queer Historical Memory,” Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Volume 31, Number 2, Spring 2017, pp. 33-53.
“Horses Queer the Stage and Society of Shenandoah,” Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater, eds. Karen Raber and Monica Mattfeld. 154-174. University Park, PA: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2017.
“Saddle Sensations: Female Equestrian Prowess at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden, 1883-1920,” Showing Off, Showing Up: Studies of Hype, Heightened Performance, and Cultural Power, eds.. Laurie Frederik, Kim Marra, and Catherine Schuler. 27-52. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2017.
“LGBTQ Twentieth Anniversary Forum,” co-edited with Jill Dolan and Robert A. Schanke, Theatre Topics, 26:1 (March 2016): 23-62. [Unrefereed]
“Circus Echoes: Dancing the Human/Equine Relationship under the Millennial Bigtop,” Oxford Handbook of Theatre and Dance, ed. Nadine George-Graves. 813-39. Oxford University Press, 2015.
“Massive Bodies in Mortal Performance: War Horse and the Staging of Anglo-American Equine Experience in Cobat,” Performing Animality: Animals in Performance Practices, eds. Lourdes Orozco and Jennifer Parker-Starbuck. 117-34. New York and Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, 2015.
“Queer Aging Bareback: A Ride with the Parthenon Sculptures,” TDR: The Drama Review Winter 2014, Vol. 58, No. 4 (T224): 147–57.