Cultural Studies Adjunct: Shane Vogel

My research and teaching interests focus broadly on performance studies, modern drama, queer studies, and American studies. My book, The Scene of Harlem Cabaret: Race, Sexuality, Performance (The University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2009), argues that writers and performers of the 1920s and 1930s used Harlem's cabaret to imagine alternatives to the narratives of racial uplift and sexual respectability offered by the  Harlem Renaissance's leading organizers. I have recently offered graduate seminars on  “Performance and Performativity” and “Intimacy and Alienation in Modern American Drama.”  In the spring of 2009, I will teach Introduction to Cultural Studies, a requirement in the Cultural Studies Program for graduate minors, organized around the topic “Critiques of Everyday Life.”

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