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Yizhou Huang

Yizhou Huang (she/her/hers) is an assistant professor of theatre in the Department of Fine and Performing Arts at Saint Louis University. Her work draws on theatre history and historiography, performance studies, and postcolonialism to examine modern and contemporary Chinese theatre, Asian American theatre, and global Asian performance. Her writings have appeared in Asian Theatre Journal, Verge: Studies in Global Asias, and Performance Research, among others. She holds a PhD in Theater and Performance Studies from Tufts University.

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On Reinventing the Canon

On Reinventing the Canon

30 April 2024

As conversations about the diversity and decolonization of syllabi continue, many theatre programs reconsider the texts they teach.  In this episode, host Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder talks with Nathan Alan Davis from Boston University and Yizhou Huang from St. Louis University about reinventing the canon. They question who controls the narrative, discuss what qualifies as canon, and offer up some suggestions for course redesign.

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