Laura Snyder Ph.D.
Ph.D. Loyola University Chicago 2000
- STEVENSON UNIVERSITY Professor of English Language and Literature 2008-present
- DIRECTOR, COMPARATIVE DRAMA CONFERENCE Stevenson University 2012-2016
- BALL STATE UNIVERSITY Instructor and Assistant Professor of English 1988-2008
Modern and Contemporary Women’s Theatre and Theory
Presentations at Professional Meetings
- “Identity Formation in Caryl Churchill’s A Number and Jennifer Haley’s The Nether” Comparative Drama Conference. Rollins College. April, 2017.
- “From Political Satire to Tragedy: The Transformation of M. Butterfly.” Comparative Drama Conference. Loyola Marymount University. March, 2010.
- “Bloody Relations of Exchange: Revising Monstrous Myths of the Feminine in Sharon Pollock’s Blood Relations.” Comparative Drama Conference. Loyola Marymount University. April, 2008.
- “Ann Jellicoe’s 1965 Shelley: Forecasting the Direction of 1970s and 1980s Feminist Social Realism and Historical Docudrama.” Comparative Drama Conference. Loyola Marymount University. April, 2006.
- “Constance Ledbelly’s Birthday: Construction of the Jungian Archetype of the Self in Ann-Marie MacDonald’s Goodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet).” Comparative Drama Conference. California State University. April, 2005.
- “Community Plays and Feminist Consciousness Raising: Ann Jellicoe’s Professional Community Productions.”Comparative Drama Conference. Ohio State University. April, 2004.
- “Community Animation and Ann Jellicoe’s Professional Community Plays.” Comparative Drama Conference. Ohio State University. April, 2002.
- “Coversion and Subversion in the Feminist Dramas of Ann Jellicoe, Pam Gems, and Caryl Churchill.” Comparative Drama Conference. Ohio State University. April, 2000.
- “Not Just Another ‘Angry Youth’ Play: Ann Jellicoe’s The Sport of My Mad Mother as a Critique of Nuclear Proliferation.” Comparative Drama Conference. Florida State University. March, 1999.
- Keynote Speaker for American Association of University Women Awards Ceremonies. Edgewood, IN, 2005; Anderson, IN, 2004; FortWayne, IN, 2000; Hinsdale, IL, 1999; Muncie, IN, 1999.
- “Christian Feminism and Trained Passivity in Samuel Richardson’s Clarissa.” Carolinas Symposium on British Studies. University of the Carolinas. 1995.
- “Connecting with Writing Students at a Distance.” Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC). Nashville, TN. 1994.
- “Rewriting the African-American: August Wilson’s Fences.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. 1993.
- “Learn to Play the Game: Learning and Teaching Strategies in Ann Jellicoe’s The Knack.” Twentieth-Century Literature Conference. University of Louisville. 1992.
- “Bloody Relations of Exchange: Sharon Pollock’s Revision of Legend and Feminine Myth in Blood Relations.” Dramatic Revisions of Myths, Fairy Tales and Legends. Ed. Verna Foster. Jefferson: McFarland, 2012. 211-24.
- Rev. of Feminist Theatrical Revisions of Classic Works: Critical Essays. Ed. Sharon Friedman. Jefferson: MacFarland, 2009. In Text and Presentation. 30 (2009): 199-201.
- “Constance Ledbelly’s Birthday: Construction of the Feminist Archetype of the Self in Ann-Marie MacDonald’sGoodnight Desdemona (Good Morning Juliet).” Text and Presentation. 26 (2005): 43-55.
- “Not Just Another Angry Youth Play: Ann Jellicoe’s The Sport of My Mad Mother as a Critique of Nuclear Proliferation.” Text and Presentation. 20 (1999): 70-78.
- “Jellicoe, Ann.” The Encyclopedia of British Humorists. Ed. Steven H. Gale. New York: Garland, 1996. 2 vols. 568-73.
- “Learn to Play the Game: Learning and Teaching Strategies in Ann Jellicoe’s The Knack.” Modern Drama. 37.3 (1994): 447-56.
- “Student Videos Capture the Big Picture.” College Teaching. 40.4 (1992): 129-33.
- Staging Sex, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary Theatre
- Major Author: Caryl Churchill
- New Worlds: 1984 to The Hunger Games
- Sci-Fi at the Theatre
- Design Your Career
- Critical Approaches II
- Drama Mamas: The Feminist Movement in Theatre
- Mything Up the Stage: Mythic Resonances in Modern and Contemporary Drama
- Irish Theatre on the Page and on the Stage
- Honors Composition: Gender Studies
- Modern and Contemporary Women’s Theatre: Negotiating Gender
- Contemporary British Literature: Decline of Empire
- Theatre Survey: Theatre as Ritual and Civic Renewal
- Non-Western World Literature: Imperialism, Colonialism, and the Postcolonial Response
- World Literature: Realism, Romanticism, Modernism, and Postmodernism
- World Literary Masterpieces: Literature’s Religious and Civic Significance
- British Literature Survey I: From Beowulf to Chaucer
- Introduction to Critical Theory: From Talking Text to Thinking Subtext
- Introduction to English Studies: How can you do that with an English major?
- Reading and Writing About Literature
- Research Writing: Crossing the Curriculum
- Honors and English Composition I: Appreciate, Evaluate, and Negotiate Difference
- Indiana Higher Education Televised Composition and Literature
- Literary History
- Writing in the Architecture Design Curriculum
GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS
- Stevenson University Course Redevelopment Grant. 2011/2012.
- Stevenson University Faculty Development Research Grant. 2009/2010.
- American Association of University Women American Fellowship. 1998/99.
- Loyola University Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship. 1998/99.
- P.E.O. Continuing Education Grant. 1996/97.
- Indiana Higher Education Television Grant. 1991/94.
- National Endowment for the Humanities Grant to Research Science and Technology in American Modernist Literature. 1990.
- Ball State University Faculty Development Program Grants: Video Production and Information Systems. 1989.
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