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I was educated in the U.S. and am happy to be working at such a vibrant school in such a vibrant city. I am working on a book that deals with issues of circulation and contact as they emerge in intercultural theatre practice around the globe. I am also the PI for several funded applied theatre projects in London. All of my research is guided by the principle that theoretical contexts not often taught or studied within the Western academy are vitally important in understanding literatures and cultures around the world. Western theory, even in its most outwardly facing forms is still limited and has a tendency to obscure other modes of thinking.
PhD and MA in Comparative Literature, University California, Irvine
MEd in English Education, Vanderbilt University
BA English and Psychology, Vanderbilt University
My work involves the study of modern and contemporary theatre and performance from Africa and Asia. My current practice involves asset-led applied theatre in London. I also study world literature, comparative literature, and general critical theory, with particular attention to issues of transmission and reception.
I welcome PhD candidates who are exploring theatre, literature, performance or other cultural phenomenon emerging from African And Asian contexts. Interdisciplinary projects are of particular interest. An ideal candidate would be open to exploring methodologies and approaches beyond those regularly practice in the U.S. and U.K. academies.
I have published pieces in Comparative Literature, TDR, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, The Asian Theatre Journal and other journals. Yoruba Theatre, Performance and Politics, an epxloraiton of the phisliophical, performative and politcal contexts of Nigerian theatre was published by Palgrave in 2015. World Theories of Theatre, an anthology of theatrical theories emergins from Africa, Asia, Oceania, and Latin America was published by Routledge in 2017.
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Odom, G., Dharwadker, A. & Lee, E. K., 13 Dec 2022, In: STUDIES IN THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE. 42, 3, 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Dictionary (noun) – A Revolutionary Act or Performance: Socio-political Lessons from China on the Power and (Un)Translatability of WordsOdom, G., 1 Feb 2022, In: COMPARATIVE CRITICAL STUDIES.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile8 Downloads (Pure)
Odom, G., 2 Jan 2022, In: STUDIES IN THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE. 42, 1, p. 1-2 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Editorial › peer-reviewOpen Access
Asking the Wrong Questions: Musings on a Conversation with Gakire Katese Odile about Intercultural TheatreOdom, G., 4 Mar 2021, In: STUDIES IN THEATRE AND PERFORMANCE. 41, 1, 18 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › peer-reviewOpen Access
Glenn Odom (Speaker)23 Sept 2022
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