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Geis, Deborah R., Ph.D. - Faculty Bio

Geis, Deborah R., Ph.D.




English, Asbury Hall, Room 314
Greencastle, IN


Raymond W. Pence Professor of English

Deborah Geis (Debby) specializes in twentieth/twenty-first century literature, especially drama/film, African American literature, and the literature of food. Her books include _Postmodern Theatric(k)s_ (Univ. of Michigan Press), _Approaching the Millennium: Essays on Angels in America_ (co-edited with Steven F. Kruger; Univ. of Michigan Press), _Considering MAUS: Approaches to Art Spiegelman's "Survivor's Tale" of the Holocaust_ (Univ. of Alabama Press), and _Suzan-Lori Parks_ (Univ. of Michigan Press).  Her most recent book, an anthology of essays on Beat Generation drama, is forthcoming from Methuen. She is also a performance poet who has published her poetry widely and who has competed in the National Poetry Slam.