The Histories of Catharsis

Feb 21, 2024, 4:30 pm6:00 pm



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Darren Gobert

R. Darren Gobert. Photo by Gerald Allain

R. Darren Gobert serves as chair of theater studies at Duke, where he specializes in comparative modern and contemporary Western drama, dramatic and performance theory, and the philosophy of theatre. His publications include The Theatre of Caryl Churchill (Bloomsbury) and The Mind-Body Stage: Passion and Interaction in the Cartesian Theater (Stanford UP), which won awards for best book in the field of theater history from the Canadian Association for Theatre Research and the American Society for Theatre Research. His other honors include a Dean’s Award for Outstanding Teaching and the President’s University-Wide Teaching Award from York University. From 2015 to 2020, he was editor of the journal Modern Drama.

At Princeton, he will be the Whitney J. Oates Fellow in the Humanities Council and Department of English.


  • Department of English
  • Humanities Council