Peggy Phelan, Professor
Primary Office: 460-339
At Stanford Since: 2003
Current Year's Courses:
Ph.D., Rutgers University, 1987
The Ann O’Day Maples Professor in the Arts
Professor in Drama and English
Peggy Phelan is the author of Unmarked: the politics of performance (Routledge 1993); Mourning Sex: performing public memories (Routledge, 1997—honorable mention Callloway Prize for dramatic criticism 1997-1999); the "Survey" essay for Art and Feminism, ed. by Helena Reckitt (Phaidon 2003, winner of "The top 25 best books in art and architecture" award, amazon.com 2001); the "Survey" essay for Pipilotti Rist (Phaidon 2001); and the catalog essay for Intus: Helena Almeida (Lisbon 2004). She is co-editor, with the late Lynda Hart, of Acting Out: Feminist Performances (University of Michigan Press, 1993—cited as "best critical anthology" of 1993 by American Book Review); and co-editor with Jill Lane of The Ends of Performance (New York University Press, 1997). She has written more than sixty articles and essays in scholarly, artistic, and commercial magazines ranging from Artforum to Signs. These essays have been cited in the fields of architecture, art history, psychoanalytic criticism, visual culture, performance studies, theatre studies, and film and video studies. She has edited special issues of the journals Narrative and Women and Performance. She has been a fellow of the Humanities Institute, University of California, Irvine; and a fellow of the Humanities Institute, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia. She served on the Editorial Board of Art Journal, one of three quarterly publications of the College Art Association, and as Chair of the board. She has been President of Performance Studies international. She has been a fellow of the Getty Research Institute and a Guggenheim Fellow.