Graduate Faculty

Diamond, Elin

  • Portrait
  • Professor
  • Department: Department of English
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  • Tel: : Tel: 848-932-7571
  • Office: Office: Murray Hall, Room 205B






B.A. Brandeis University

M.A. University of California, Davis

Ph.D. University of California, Davis

Research Interests

Comparative Literature and Translation Studies; Critical and Literary Theory; Drama and Performance; Gender and Sexuality; Twentieth Century and Contemporary Literature.

Biographical Notes

Professor Diamond is the author of of Unmaking Mimesis: Essays on Feminism and Theater (1997) and Pinter's Comic Play (1985); she is also the editor of Performance and Cultural Politics (1996). Her many journal publications include essays on seventeenth and twentieth century drama, and Freudian, Brechtian, and feminist theory. Her work continually explores the connection between performance and feminist or critical theory, using texts from early modernism through postmodern art. She is currently at work on a book on modernism and transatlantic performance.

Awards, Fellowships, and Grants

  • Faculty Academic Study Program, 2003
  • American Theater in Higher Education Research Award for Outstanding Article for “Modern Drama/Modernity’s Drama,” 2002
  • Faculty Fellow, Center for the Critical Analysis of Contemporary Culture, Rutgers University, 2001-2
  • Faculty Fellow, Institute for Research on Women, Rutgers University, 1997-8
  • Andrew W. Mellon Faculty Fellowship in the Humanities, Harvard University, 1986-7
  • Rutgers University Research Council Grant, 1985

Selected Publications


  • Unmaking Mimesis: Essays on Feminism and Theater Routledge, 1997
  • Pinter's Comic Play, Bucknell University Press, 1986
  • The Cambridge Companion to Caryl Churchill, Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (10 Dec 2009)

Unmaking Mimesis: Essays on Feminism and Theater

Pinter's Comic Play


Performance & Cultural Politics

Courses Offered


  • Dramatic Modernism
  • Dramatic Postmodernism and Performance
  • Feminist Theory
  • Modernism, Gender, and Representation


  • Seminar: "Dangerous Representations"
  • American Drama
  • Early Modern Drama
  • Feminist Theory and Feminist Theater
  • Modern and Postmodern Drama

Professional Membership and Affiliation

  • Member, Modernist Studies Association
  • Member, Modern Language Association
  • Member, Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Member, Women and Theatre Program
  • Member, American Society for Theatre Research

Other Information of Interest

"Lost and Found in Translation: A Conference on Translation Studies"  by Elin Diamond (Future Traditions Magazine, Issue 2)