Peggy Phelan

Violet Andrews Whittier Fellow 2011-12
Drama and English, Stanford University

Peggy Phelan is the Ann O’Day Maples Chair in the Arts Professor of Drama and English; Chair, Department of Drama. Peggy Phelan is the author of Unmarked: the politics of performance (Routledge, 1993); Mourning Sex: performing public memories (Routledge, 1997; honorable mention Callaway Prize for dramatic criticism 1997-1999); the survey essay for Art and Feminism, ed. by Helena Reckitt (Phaidon, 2003, winner of “The top 25 best books in art and architecture” award,, 2001); the survey essay for Pipilotti Rist (Phaidon, 2001); and the catalog essay for Intus: Helena Almeida (Lisbon, 2004). She is co-editor, with the late Lynda Hart, of Acting Out: Feminist Performances (University of Michigan Press, 1993; cited as “best critical anthology” of 1993 by American Book Review); and co-editor with Jill Lane of The Ends of Performance (New York University Press, 1997). She is editor and contributor to Live Art in Los Angeles, forthcoming from Routledge in 2012.

SHC Project

"Literature and Performance: Expressing the Inexpressible"