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Scott Venters

Pre-Doctoral Instructor
Scott Ventner

Contact Information

HUT 301

Biography

Scott Venters is currently a candidate in the University of Washington’s PhD program in Theatre History, Theory, and Criticism and a member of UW’s Critical Animal Studies and Performance Studies research clusters.  Scott received his BFA in Drama from the University of Oklahoma, his BA in English and Philosophy from CUNY-Hunter College, and his MA in Theatre from Oklahoma State University.  His research focuses on animals in cultural and scientific “performance” during the rise of liberalism, political contractarianism, and colonialism between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries in Europe and the Americas.  Working within (and against) posthumanist and biopolitical frameworks, Scott also actively participates in scholarship and activism that critically engage current interspecies relations and the human appropriation of animal life. He is the recipient of the Ruth Limmer Bequest for graduate study in the humanities, the Outstanding Paper Award from ATHE’s Religion and Theatre focus group, and has presented multiple papers at ASTR, ATHE, and MATC.  Scott is published in New England Theatre Journaland soon to be in the 2016 issue of Theatre History Studies.

Courses Taught

Additional Courses

Spring 2016

DRAMA 302 A: Critical Analysis Of Theatre
Winter 2016

DRAMA 201 A: Plays And Styles
Autumn 2015

DRAMA 201 A: Plays And Styles Plays and Styles: The Monstrous Other and the (Bio)Political Subject
Spring 2015

DRAMA 101 AE: Introduction To The Theatre
DRAMA 101 AF: Introduction To The Theatre
Winter 2015

DRAMA 201 A: Plays And Styles
Autumn 2014

DRAMA 302 A: Critical Analysis Of Theatre
Spring 2014

DRAMA 201 B: Plays And Styles
Winter 2014

DRAMA 201 A: Plays And Styles
Autumn 2013

DRAMA 201 A: Plays And Styles (Course Website)
Summer 2013 Full-term

DRAMA 103 A: Theatre Appreciation
Spring 2013

DRAMA 101 AI: Introduction To The Theatre
DRAMA 101 AJ: Introduction To The Theatre
Winter 2013

DRAMA 101 AE: Introduction To The Theatre
DRAMA 101 AF: Introduction To The Theatre

Affiliations

Professional Affiliations: 
American Society for Theatre Research (ASTR), Mid-America Theatre Conference (MATC), Association for Theatre in Higher Education (ATHE), Actors' Equity, SAG-AFTRA Affiliated Departments: Arts & SciencesHumanitiesClassicsComparative Literature, Cinema & MediaEnglish
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