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Yana Meerzon

Professor Yana Meerzon teaches at the Department of Theatre, University of Ottawa. Her research interests are in drama and performance theory, theatre of exile and migration, and cultural and interdisciplinary studies. Her publications include A Path of the Character: Michael Chekhov’s Inspired Acting and Theatre Semiotics (2005) and Performing Exile, Performing Self: Drama, Theatre, Film (Palgrave 2012). She has also co-edited several collections, such as Performance, Exile and “America” (Palgrave 2009); Adapting Chekhov: The Text and Its Mutations (Routledge 2012); History, Memory, Performance (Palgrave 2015); The Routledge Companion to Michael Chekhov (2015); and a special issue of Theatre Research in Canada (Fall 2015) and Modern Drama (Fall 2018) on theatre and immigration. Currently, she is working on a new book project, provisionally entitled Being Cosmopolitan: Staging Subjectivity in the Age of Migration and Rising Nationalism.


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