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Jody McAuliffe, Professor of the Practice of Theater Studies

Jody McAuliffe
Contact Info:
Office Location:  Campus Box 90680, Professor of the Practice, Durham, NC 27708
Office Phone:  (919) 660-3363
Email Address:   send me a message
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Teaching (Fall 2023):

  • Theatrst 145s.04, Acting Synopsis
    Bryan center 127, MW 10:05 AM-11:20 AM
  • Theatrst 282s.01, Writing movies: adaptation Synopsis
    Page 106, M 07:30 PM-10:00 PM

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

Research Interests: Literary & Cultural Criticism, translation, Russian theater

Jody McAuliffe (MFA, Yale University) Publications: The Mythical Bill, Literary Anthology for Novello Press (2010); My Lovely Suicides (2007) Crimes of Art and Terror(with Frank Lentricchia, 2003); Mysterious Actions: New American Drama, Guest Editor, South Atlantic Quarterly (2000); Plays, Movies, and Critics (1993). Adaptations: The Italian Actress; My Lovely Suicides (Semi-Finalist, Eugene O'Neill Playwrights Center National Playwrights Conference), Manbites Dog Theater Other Voices Series. Literary criticism: Journal of Modern Literature; South Atlantic Quarterly; "Reflections on a Director's Process," afterword to The New Trial, by Peter Weiss (2001). Fiction: South Atlantic Quarterly;Literary Imagination; Southwest Review. Former National Endowment for the Arts Directing Fellow at the Mark Taper Forum and member of the Directing 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; Neal Bell's "Shadow of Himself," New Play Summit, Denver Center Theater; "The Special Prosecutor," her translation/adaptation of Gogol's "Inspector General"; her adaptation of Shalamov's Kolyma Tales--Gulag Follies; and her adaptation of Don DeLillo's Mao II. She reviews New York theatre regularly for The Norwegian Shakespeare and Theatre Magazine. A member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, she is a recipient of Duke’s Trinity College Distinguished Teaching Award.

Curriculum Vitae
Representative Publications   (More Publications)

  1. McAuliffe, J. "The Mythical Bill, A Neurological Memoir."  Sightline SeriesUniversity of Iowa Press, 2013
  2. McAuliffe, J. "My Lovely Suicides (a novel)."  Ravenna Press, 2008
  3. Lentricchia, F; McAuliffe, J. "Crimes of Art and Terror."  University of Chicago Press, November, 2003: 200 pages.  [abs] [author's comments]
  4.  "Plays, Movies, and Critics."  Ed. McAuliffe, J Duke Press, 1993
  5. Jody McAuliffe and Frank Lentricchia, translated into Turkish by Ayrinti Yayinlari. "Crimes of Art and Terror."  2005
  6. Various,. "Mysterious actions: New American drama." South Atlantic Quarterly 99.2/3 (2000): 273-275. (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." Topograph: New writing from the Carolinas and the landscape beyond (2010).
  10. McAuliffe, J. "Gulag Follies." Ethics & Images of Pain (2012).
  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." South Atlantic QuarterlyDissent from the Homeland: Essays after 9/11 (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." The New Trial (2001). (translated by Evers, K; Rollerston, J)

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