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Debby Geis

Professor of English


Professor of English Debby Geis specializes in modern/contemporary drama and postmodern literature/film, with a special interest in feminist drama and theory. Her first book, Postmodern Theatric(k)s, includes discussions of monologue in the works of Ntozake Shange, Maria Irene Fornes, Karen Finley, and others. She has published articles on a number of feminist playwrights andperformance groups in American Drama and other publications.

Elsewhere, she has taught British/American Women Playwrights, Introduction to Women's Studies, American Women Writers, and British Women Writers; at DePauw, her courses have included Contemporary British and Irish Women Writers and American Women Writers. Her most recent book is a study of contemporary African-American playwright Suzan-Lori Parks (University of Michigan Press).