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Jody McAuliffe, Associate Professor of the Practice, Theater Studies

Jody McAuliffe
Contact Info:
Office Location:  109D Page
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3363
Email Address: send me a message

Teaching (Fall 2019):

    Bryan Center 127, TuTh 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 89S.03, DANCE 89S.01, I&E 89S.01, VMS 89S.01)
  • THEATRST 255S.01, DIRECTING Synopsis
    Bryan Center 127, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
Teaching (Spring 2020):

    Bryan Center 127, TuTh 11:45 AM-01:00 PM
    (also cross-listed as I&E 243S.01)
  • THEATRST 282S.01, ADAPTATION Synopsis
    Page 106, Tu 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
    (also cross-listed as AMI 302S.01, ENGLISH 227S.01)

M.F.A.Yale University1980
B.S.Northwestern University1976
Pushkin InstituteMoscow, U.S.S.R.

Literary & Cultural Criticism
Research Interests: Literary & Cultural Criticism, Directing

Jody McAuliffe (MFA, Yale University) Publications: Crimes of Art and Terror with Frank Lentricchia (2003); “Groundzeroland,” with Frank Lentricchia in Dissent from the Homeland: Essays after 9/11 (2003); Mysterious Actions: New American Drama, Guest Editor, South Atlantic Quarterly; "Reflections on a Director’s Process," Peter Weiss’s The New Trial (2001); Plays, Movies, and Critics (1993). Fiction: "Grave Love" (South Atlantic Quarterly); "The Imaginary Letters of Heinrich von Kleist to the Poet Holderlin" (Literary Imagination); "Standing on End" (Southwest Review). Former National Endowment for the Arts Directing Fellow at the Mark Taper Forum and member of the Diecting Workshop for Women at American Film Institute, she has developed and directed new plays nationally and regionally; including Marlane Meyer’s The Mystery of Attraction, Pacific Playwrights Festival, South Coast Repertory and her adaptation of Don DeLillo's Mao II. She is a recipient of Duke’s Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award.


U.S. • Europe • Theater • Literature

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. McAuliffe, J, The Mythical Bill, A Neurological Memoir, Sightline Series (2013), University of Iowa Press
  2. McAuliffe, J, My Lovely Suicides (a novel) (2008), Ravenna Press
  3. Lentricchia, F; McAuliffe, J, Crimes of Art and Terror (November, 2003), pp. 200 pages, University of Chicago Press, ISBN 0226472086  [abs] [author's comments]
  4. Plays, Movies, and Critics, edited by McAuliffe, J (1993), Duke Press
  5. Jody McAuliffe and Frank Lentricchia, translated into Turkish by Ayrinti Yayinlari, Crimes of Art and Terror (2005)
  6. McAuliffe, J, Mysterious Actions, edited by McAuliffe, J; Noland, W, South Atlantic Quarterly, vol. 99 no. 2-3 (April, 2000), pp. 273-275, Duke University Press (Guest Editor.) [doi]
  7. McAuliffe, J, Standing on End, Southwest Review (Spring, 1989) (short story.)
  8. McAuliffe, J, The Imaginary Letters of Heinrich von Kleist to the Poet Holderlin, Literary Imagination (Winter, 2001) (fiction.)
  9. McAuliffe, J, Mythical Bill: An Inordinately Bright, Dreary Life, in Topograph: New writing from the Carolinas and the landscape beyond, edited by Jackson, J (2010), Novello Festival Press
  10. McAuliffe, J, Gulag Follies, in Ethics & Images of Pain (2012), Routledge
  11. McAuliffe, J, Enda Walsh - med unik scenisk fantasi, Norwegian Shakespeare and Theatre Magazine (2011)
  12. McAuliffe, J, Lucia Joyce as Cordelia and the Fool, Journal of Modern Literature (2005)  [author's comments]
  13. McAuliffe, J, Boos etterkommere (Descendants of Boo), Vagant Magazine, Norway (September, 2006)  [author's comments]
  14. with Frank Lentricchia, Groundzeroland, in Dissent from the Homeland: Essays after 9/11, South Atlantic Quarterly (2003)
  15. William Noland, The Image World of Mao II, South Atlantic Quarterly (2003) (contains my notes on William Noland's images.)
  16. McAuliffe, J, Reflections on a Director’s Process, in The New Trial, edited by Weiss, P (2001), Duke University Press (translated by Evers, K; Rollerston, J.)