Kyna Hamill

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BA, University of Ottawa
MA, University of Alberta
PhD, Tufts University

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Faculty Affiliations
  • Core Curriculum
Teaching and Research Interests
  • Early Modern theatre history and theory
  • Violence in theatre and theatre semiotics
  • Theatre and War
  • Iconography of the Commedia dell’arte
Selected Publications
  • “Branding Irish Violence: Spectacles of Rural and Urban Aggression” in The Performance of Violence in Contemporary Ireland (2010)
  • “A Cannonade of Weapons: Signs of Transgression in the Early Commedia dell’arte.” In Theatre Symposium (2010)
  • “Jacques Callot, Raffaello Schiaminossi and Fencing” in Print Quarterly (2009)
  • “They Fight: Classical to Contemporary Stage Fight Scenes”, an anthology (2003)
Work in Progress
  • Editing a collection of essays on the intersections of Theater and War
Selected Professional Activities
  • Member of American Society of Theatre Research (New Media working group) and International Federation of Theatre Research (Popular Entertainments working group).
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