World Languages and Cultures
Additional Positions at AUDirector, MA Program in Spanish and Latin American Studies
- Brenda Werth's research interests include Latin American theatre, performance, documentary film, 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). Her current research explores the politics of non-fiction in twenty-first-century Argentine documentary theatre and performance.
DegreesPhD, Rutgers University
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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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Theatre, Performance, and Memory Politics in Argentina
Brenda Werth’s book studies theatrical representations of Argentina’s transition from dictatorship to ...