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Julie Stone Peters

Title M. Gordon Garbedian Professor of English and Comparative Literature
Department English & Comparative Lit^English & Comparative Lit
Email peters@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 2472
Address 401b Philosophy
Mail Code: 4927
United States
Biography A specialist in comparative drama, early modern to contemporary, Professor Peters' work also focuses on the literary and cultural dimensions of the law. She has taught courses on drama, theatre, and visual culture generally (ranging between the Renaissance and the twentieth century, and across Europe, Africa, and the Americas), as well as on concepts of text and performance, theories of drama and theatre, and law and culture. She has served as Acting Chair of the Theatre PhD Program, Associate Chair of the English Department, Founding Director of the Columbia College Human Rights Program, and continues to serve on the Board of the Center for the Study of Human Rights.

She has been a visiting professor at Stanford University and the University of Siena, and been the recipient of fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, American Philosophical Society, American Council of Learned Societies, Humboldt Foundation, and the Harvard University and Folger Libraries.

Her publications include Theatre of the Book: Print, Text, and Performance in Europe 1480-1880 (Oxford UP, 2000) (winner of the ACLA's Harry Levin Prize, English Association's Beatrice White Award, and honorable mention from ASTR for the best book in theatre history), Women's Rights, Human Rights: International Feminist Perspectives (co-edited, Routledge, 1995), Congreve, the Drama, and the Printed Word (Stanford UP, 1990), and numerous articles on the history of drama and performance and the cultural history of the law.