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Deana Nichols

Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401

309-341-7502

dlnichols@​knox.edu

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre

Deana Nichols

Years at Knox: 2019-Present

Education
Ph.D., Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, 2014, Indiana University
M.A., Theatre History, Theory, and Literature, 2008, Indiana University
B.A., Theatre, 1999, Abilene Christian University
B.A., English Education, 1999, Abilene Christian University

Teaching Interests
Theatre history, dramatic literature, directing, acting.

Selected Professional Accomplishments

Honors/Grants

  • Louise McNutt Graduate Fellowship, College of Arts and Sciences, Indiana University, 2013-2014
  • Departmental Travel Grant for Dissertation Research, Department of Theatre and Drama, Indiana University, February 2012
  • Russell A. Havens Theatre Fellowship, Indiana University, April 2011
  • Travel Grants for Conference Presentations, Department of Theatre and Drama, Indiana University, 2009- 2014
  • Higher Education Grant, Chickasaw Nation, 2006-2014

Publications

"New Writing in a Populist Context: A Play, a Pie, and a Pint." Theatre History Studies (2017).

Book Review: The New War Plays, by Julia Boll. Texas Theatre Journal 11.1 (2015).

'"Only of Scottish Interest': 7:84's  Devolution  Trilogy."  The  International  Journal  of  Scottish  Theatre and Screen 6.2 (2014), peer reviewed.

Book Review: Modern Indian Theatre, edited by Nandi Bhatia. New Theatre Quarterly 26.2 (2010).

Presentations

"'Let us start by listening': Cora Bissett's Staging of Marginalized Groups in Glasgow." Theatre History Symposium, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Cleveland Ohio, March 2019.

"A Problem of Cartography: Mapping Scottish Identity in Stephen Greenhorn's Passing Places and Iain Finlay Macleod's I Was a Beautiful Day." Theatre History Symposium, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Houston, TX, March 2017.

"Staging the Scottish Nation: Theatrical Responses to Devolution and Independence." Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association, Pasadena, CA, November 2016.

"Scotland without Walls: Place and Identity in the National Theatre of Scotland." Comparative Drama Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2016.

"H'English Lessons: Language on the Contemporary Scottish Stage." Theatre History Symposium, Mid­ America Theatre Conference, Minneapolis, MN, March 2016.

"The Inspired Theatrical Populism of Plays, Pies and Pints." Theatre History Symposium, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Kansas City, MO, March 2015.

"'You Got a Name for That?': Language and Agency in David Harrower's Knives in Hens."

Comparative Drama Conference, Baltimore, MD, April 2014.

"Revis(it)ing Macbeth: David Greig's Dunsinane." Theatre History Symposium, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Cleveland, OH, March 2014.

"'Only of Scottish Interest': 7:84's Devolution Trilogy." Haggis Hunting: Fifty Years of Playwriting in Scotland, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2013.

"Sean Connery's Bairns: David Greig's Caledonia Dreaming and Devolutionary Scottishness." Theatre History Symposium, Mid-America Theatre Conference, St. Louis, MO, March 2013.

"From Black Oil to Black Watch: Tracing the Influence of 7:84 (Scotland) on The National Theatre of Scotland's Black Watch." Working Group: "Ephemerality/Influence: Genealogies of Alternative British Theatre," American Society for Theatre Research Conference, Nashville, TN, November 2012.

"Untimely Death of an Anarchist." Comparative Drama Conference, Baltimore, MD, March 2012. "War Making Scotsmen: The National Theatre of Scotland's Black Watch." War Making Bodies

Graduate Symposium in Theatre and Performance Studies, Indiana University, December 2011.

"Och, Aye: The Postcolonial Possibilities of the Scots Language in Rona Munro's The Maiden Stone."

Performing Back: Festival of Original Theatre, University of Toronto, February 2011.

"The Deterioration of (Wo)Man's Relationship to Land in Scotland: Bondagers and Julie

Allardyce." Emerging Scholars Panel, Mid-America Theatre Conference, Cleveland OH, March 2010.

"Performing Community History in the Scottish Highlands:  John McGrath's  The Cheviot,  the Stag and the Black, Black Oil." Theatre and Drama Graduate Student Conference, University of Wisconsin Madison, April 2009.

Professional Service

  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE)
  • American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR)
  • International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR)
  • Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC)

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