Bryan Reynolds

Claire Trevor Professor
Chancellor's Professor, 2012-2016 / Chancellor's Fellow, 2005-2008
Ph.D. Harvard University
(949) 824-4806
bryan.reynolds@uci.edu

Find out more about Bryan:

Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
Transversal Theater Company
Reviews & Commentary
bryanreynolds.com
transversaltheater.com

 

Reynolds’ research spans several disciplines, including critical theory, history, performance studies, social semiotics, philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, dramatic literature, and African and Middle Eastern studies. It focuses on the experience, articulation, and performance of consciousness, subjectivity, affects, and sociocultural formations, particularly the ideologies, politics, passions, and geographies that define them, both on and off the stage.

His publications include, as author, Intermedial Theater: Performance Philosophy, Transversal Poetics, and the Future of Affect (forthcoming 2016); Transversal Subjects: From Montaigne to Deleuze after Derrida (2009); Transversal Enterprises in the Drama of Shakespeare and his Contemporaries: Fugitive Explorations (2006); Performing Transversally: Reimagining Shakespeare and the Critical Future (2003);Becoming Criminal: Transversal Performance and Cultural Dissidence in Early Modern England (2002); and as editor or co-editor, Performance Studies: Key Words, Concepts, and Theories (2015); The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies, Vol. 2 (2014); The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies: Tarrying with the SubjunctiveCritical Responses to Kiran Desai (2009); Rematerializing Shakespeare: Authority and Representation on the Early Modern English Stage (2005); and Shakespeare Without Class: Misappropriations of Cultural Capital (2000). Other publications by Reynolds can be found on Academia.edu.

Books in progress include: as co-author, with Mark LeVineArt at the Edge: Creativity and Conflict in Nigeria and Kenya; as author, Extreme Sports: Life, Art, and Philosophy of Skiing, BMX, and Skateboarding; as co-editor, with Sam Kolodezh, Intense Humanity: Politicizing Technicity, or Re-Feeling the Post-Human; as co-editor, with Mark LeVine, Theater of Immediacy: Social Change and Revolutionary Performance in the Middle East and Africa.

Reynolds is also a playwright, performer, director of theater, and cofounder and Artistic Director of the Transversal Theater Company, which has produced a number of his plays in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, including: UnbuckledWoof, DaddyRailroadBlue ShadeLumping in FargoEve's RaptureThe Green Knight; and Fractalicious! (www.fractalicious.eu). Some of his plays can be found on Academia.edu.

B.A. University of California, Berkeley (1989);
M.A. and Ph.D. Harvard University (1991; 1997).