As a historian of science and medicine, I am interested in the social and political context that informs fact-based narratives; this collaboration with Jonathan Cole gives me the opportunity to resume a project on the gendered discussion of nervous disease in the late nineteenth century, and to explore some new ground in the influence of contemporary medical and scientific discussions on Strindberg’s work.
I am a director and theatre maker, currently working on an adaptation of August Strindberg’s 1888 play, "Miss Julie." Part of the process of preparing to write this new adaption of the play involves delving into the cultural attitudes of late nineteenth century Europe to understand how Strindberg viewed the the subjects of this work: desire, sexuality, gender roles and the science of his time.
2016 Faculty Projects
Liberal Arts Research Collaborative
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