Invited Conference Presentations
Invited Speaker: "Babblers and Dabblers: Language and Access to Power in A Prominent Nobleman's Anteroom." Catherine the Great: Life and Legacy. CERES (the Consortium for Eurasian, Russian and East European Studies of Southern California). October 1997, Los Angeles, CA.
"Catherine the Great: Empress/Playwright." Behind the Mirror, Over the Centuries, Across the Atlantic: A Symposium on Catherine the Great. Youngstown State University, Youngstown, May 12-14, 1995.
"How Great Was Catherine?: Checkpoints at the Borders of
Russia." A plenary session address. American Society for Theatre
Research in November 1996, Pasadena, CA.
Juried Conference Presentations
"Catherine the Great's Woeful Knight: A Slanted Parody." Tenth International Congress on the Enlightenment, July 1999, Dublin, Republic of Ireland.
"Catherine the Great's Comedies: On the Harmfulness of Intrigue." American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies conference in September 1998, Boca Raton, FL. [not presented due to hurricane]
"Grave Faults, Flashes of Wit: New Perspectives on Catherine the Great's Plays." American Association of Teachers of Slavic and Eastern European Languages in December 1996, Washington, DC.
"'Alas, Poor Riurik': Catherine the Great's Shakespearean-Style History Plays." American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies conference 1995.
"Superstitious Wives and Widows: Catherine the Great's Satirical Weaponry." Association for Theatre in Higher Education conference 1995.
"Into the Mystic: The Anti-Masonic Plays of Catherine the Great." American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies, Tuscon, 1995.
"Muscovite Experiments: Today's Avant-Garde Emerges." Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference 1994.
"Playwright Petrushevskaia and her Three Girls in Mourning/In Blue." Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference 1992.
"Openness and the New Soviet Repertory." American Society for Theatre Research Seminar: Theatre after the Cold War. American Society for Theatre Research conference 1991.
"The Russian Director and the Eternal Commedia Triangle." Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference 1991.
"Harlequinades on the Russian Stage: The Drama of Mikhail Kuzmin." Popular Culture Association Conference 1991.
"Hamlet, Rear Window, and the Hypothetical Viewer: Reader Response to Stage and Screen." Southwest Theatre Association 1990.
"Recent Moscow Theatre: New Freedoms for the Directorial Voice." Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference 1990.
"Vasilev and his Theatre of Play." American Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages Conference 1989.
"Pierrot and Harlequin: Male/Male Love in the Russian Harlequinades of Evreinov, Blok, and Kuzmin." Theater USSR Symposium 1989.
"Pressing Clothes/Snapping Beans/Reading Books: Maria Irene Fornes' Women's Work." Popular Culture Association Conference 1989.
"Sarcophagus : International Tragedy." New Languages for the Stage Conference 1988.
"Shakespeare's Parliament of Heaven." Central Renaissance Conference 1988.
"Marilyn Monroe as Dramatic Character." Popular Culture Association Conference 1988.
"Laurie Anderson: Artist as Text and Performer." Southwest Theatre Association Convention 1987.
Other Conference Activities
Invited panelist. Roundtable discussion. "Theorizing Feminist Historiography" Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference 2000.
"'I Consider All of my Writings to be Trifles': Catherine the Great as Playwright." Chair and staged readings coordinator, special session at Modern Language Association in December 1996, Washington, DC.
"Catherine the Great's Splendor at Court: Operas by an Empress." Seminar on Baroque Theatre. American Society for Theatre Research conference 1995.
"Seen and Unseen Women of Moscow Theatre." Constructions and Confrontations: Changing Representations of Women and Feminisms, East and West. Symposium, Honolulu, 1994.
"The Commedia dell'arte and Meyerhold's Search for Space: The Influence of The Puppet Show." Accepted for American Society for Theatre Research Seminar: Design as Interpretation. American Society for Theatre Research conference 1992. (unable to attend)
Discussion moderator. Women and Theatre Conference 1992.
Panel Participant. "The Director as Shaman: Ancient Mysteries Reclaimed." Association for Theatre in Higher Education Conference 1991.
"Moscow Theatre 1990: Innovation and Tradition." Lecture for the University of Texas Center for Dramatic and Performance Studies. April 1990.
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