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Bryan Reynolds

Chancellor's Professor, Drama
Claire Trevor School of the Arts

Chancellor's Fellow, 2005-2008


Ph.D., Harvard University, English and American Literature and Language


A.B., University of California, Berkeley, English Literature

Phone: (949) 824-4806
Email: breynold@uci.edu

University of California, Irvine
242 DRA
Mail Code: 2775
Irvine, CA 92697

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Research
Interests
Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama, Critical Theory, Transversal Poetics, Feminist Theory, Performance Theory, Cultural Studies, Postmodernism
   
URLs drama.arts.uci.edu/faculty/reynolds.html
   
www.bryanreynolds.com/
   
transversaltheater.com/
   
Research
Abstract
Reynolds’ work spans several disciplines, including critical theory, history, performance studies, social semiotics, philosophy, cognitive science, and dramatic literature, especially of the English Renaissance. It focuses on the experience and performance of consciousness, subjectivity, affect, and sociocultural differences, particularly the ideologies and passions that define them, both on and off the stage. With a number of collaborators in the humanities and arts, he developed the combined sociocognitive theory, performance aesthetics, and research methodology of transversal poetics.

Reynolds has held visiting professorships at the University of London-Queen Mary, the University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, the University of Cologne, University College Utrecht, and Goethe University-Frankfurt am Main; and he has taught at a number of other academic and performing arts institutions, including Deleuze Camp and The Grotowski Institute. He is the Artistic Director of the Transversal Theater Company, a director of theater, a performer, and a playwright, whose plays have been produced across the United States and Europe.

Reynolds is the author of Transversal Subjects: From Montaigne to Deleuze after Derrida (2009), Transversal Enterprises in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries: Fugitive Explorations (2006), Performing Transversally: Reimagining Shakespeare and the Critical Future (2003), and Becoming Criminal: Transversal Performance and Cultural Dissidence in Early Modern England (2002). And he is coeditor of The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies: Tarrying with the Subjunctive (2011), Critical Responses to Kiran Desai (2009), Rematerializing Shakespeare: Authority and Representation on the Early Modern English Stage (2005), and Shakespeare Without Class: Misappropriations of Cultural Capital (2000). He is also co-general editor of a book series, Performance Interventions, from Palgrave Macmillan.
   
Publications Tarrying with the Subjunctive: The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies, Co-Editor, with Paul Cefalu (Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011).

Transversal Subjects: From Montaigne to Deleuze after Derrida (Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009).

Critical Responses to Kiran Desai, Co-Editor, with Sunita Sinha (New Delhi, India: Atlantic Publishers, 2009).

Transversal Enterprises in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries: Fugitive Explorations (Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

Rematerializing Shakespeare: Authority and Representation on the Early Modern English Stage, Co-Editor, with William West (Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005).

Performing Transversally: Reimagining Shakespeare and the Critical Future (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003).

Becoming Criminal: Transversal Performance and Cultural Dissidence in Early Modern England (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002).

Shakespeare Without Class: Misappropriations of Cultural Capital, Co-Editor, with Donald Hedrick (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000).
   
Other Experience Artistic Director
Transversal Theater Company

   
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Last updated 10/15/2012