Reynolds' research spans several disciplines, including critical theory, history, performance studies, social semiotics, philosophy, cognitive neuroscience, and dramatic literature, especially of the English Renaissance. It focuses on the experience, articulation, and performance of consciousness, subjectivity, affects, and sociocultural formations, particularly the ideologies, passions, and geographies that define them, both on and off the stage.
His publications include: The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies: Tarrying with the Subjunctive, co-editor, with Paul Cefalu (Houndmills, Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011); 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); co-editor with Sunita Sinha, Critical Responses to Kiran Desai (2009); co-edited with William West, Rematerializing Shakespeare: Authority and Representation on the Early Modern English Stage (2005); and co-edited with Donald Hedrick, Shakespeare Without Class: Misappropriations of Cultural Capital (2000).
Books in progress include: Performance Studies: Key Words, Concepts, and Theories, editor (Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2013); Intermedial Theater: Viscerallectrics, Fractalactics, Transversalities; The Return of Theory in Early Modern English Studies, Volume II: Metaphysics to Biophysics, co-editor, with Paul Cefalu and Gary Kucher.
Reynolds is also a playwright, performer, director of theater, and cofounder of the Transversal Theater Company, which has produced a number of his plays in both the United States and Europe, including: Unbuckled; Woof, Daddy; Railroad; Blue Shade; Lumping in Fargo; Eve's Rapture; The Green Knight; and Fractalicious! (www.fractalicious.eu).
B.A. University of California, Berkeley (1989);
M.A. and Ph.D. Harvard University (1991; 1997).
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