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Brenda Werth

Associate Professor
World Languages and Cultures

  • Brenda Werth's research interests include Latin American theatre, performance, memory studies, and translation. She is author of the book Theatre, Performance, and Memory Politics in Argentina (Palgrave 2010); co-editor (with Paola Hernández and Florian Becker) of Imagining Human Rights in Twenty-First Century Theatre: Global Perspectives (Palgrave 2013); and co-editor (with May Summer Farnsworth and Camilla Stevens) of Escrito por mujeres (LATR Books, University of Kansas 2013). She is currently working on two projects: the first explores emerging forms of autobiography in twenty-first-century Argentine documentary theater and performance. The second investigates the role of theatre in shaping discourses on citizenship and human rights under Peronism.
  • Degrees

    PhD, Rutgers University
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Teaching

  • Spring 2014

    • HNRS-300 Honors Collqm in Arts & Hum: Latin American Documentaries
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    • SPAN-456 Spanish Topics: S. Cone Post-Dictatorial Lit
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  • Fall 2014

    • SPAN-456 Spanish Topics: Documentary Genre in Latin Am
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Research Interests

Professor Werth’s most recent research has focused on examining theater’s role in negotiating memory politics, human rights activism, changing notions of citizenship, and the articulation of youth culture in postdictatorial Argentina. She draws on memory, performance, and trauma studies to propose theater as an overlooked form of testimony and cultural strategy for coming to terms with the past. She is also interested in the intersections between performance and media and the staging of place in a globalized era.

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