Position

Lecturer in Drama
College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Comparative Drama (2004), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A. in Comparative Literature (2000), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Joint B.A. and M.A. in English Philology (1997), Sofia University St. Kliment Okhridski

Honours, awards and grants

2018 Award for Excellence in Teaching, College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, in a team with Dr Alex Vickery-Howe and Peter Beaglehole

Vice President, Japan Studies Association (USA)

Editor, Japan Studies Association Journal

Key responsibilities

Acting Research Section Head for Creative Arts (Semester 2, 2018)

Director of Studies, Drama

Topic Coordinator:

  • DRAM1001  Drama 1A: First Stages
  • DRAM1002  Drama 1B: Bodies of Work
  • DRAM2100  Modern Theatre: The Rise of the Director
  • DRAM2101  Modern Theatre: Companies and Directors
  • DRAM2103  Reading Theatre: Plays in Production
  • DRAM2104  Asian Dramatic Traditions
  • DRAM2301  Special Project in Drama 1
  • DRAM3100  Performance Theories: Time, Space and the Body
  • DRAM3200  Studio Workshop -- Beyond Stanislavski
  • DRAM3301  Special Project in Drama 2
  • DRAM7100  Honours Thesis in Drama
  • DRAM7100A Honours Thesis in Drama
  • DRAM7100B Honours Thesis in Drama
  • DRAM7104  Performance Research

Topic Lecturer:

Research expertise

  • Creative Arts
  • Drama
  • Gender Studies
  • Other language, literature and culture

Research interests

  • Post-communist drama, theatre and performance in the context of EU integration
  • Theories of translation, stage adaptation and performance theory
  • Cross-cultural performance and intercultural theatre
  • Theatre historiography and aesthetic reception: Irish, British, Scandinavian, Russian, Bulgarian, East Asian
  • Colonial and postcolonial encounters in literature and drama; postcolonial theory and criticism
  • Nationalism and its influence on drama, literature and the arts
  • Cinematic encounters East-West

Supervisory interests

  • Cultural analysis, drama productions
  • Drama
  • Dramaturgy, adaptation and creative development
  • Intercultural theatre
  • Modernist theatre
  • Theatre historiography
  • Translation theory

RHD research supervision

Current

Associate supervisor : Dramaturgy/development of new work and theatre historiography (1) ; Cultural analysis, theatre historiography (1) ; Futurism and performativity (1) ;

Publications

  • Ivanova, M. (2018). [forthcoming July 2018] Exclusive Intimacies: Creating Mothers-in-Law in Japanese Literature and Film. In Jo Parnell, ed. Representations of the Mother-in-Law in Literature, Film, Drama and Television. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Ivanova, M. (2011). Elias Loennrot. In Tracy Irons-Georges and Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman, ed. Critical Survey of Poetry. 4th ed. Pasadena, California: Salem Press.
  • Ivanova, M. (2008). Dublin 1907. In John E. Findling and Kimberly D Pelle, ed. Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. 2nd ed. Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland and Company, pp. 190-192.
  • Ivanova, M. (2008). Dublin 1865. In John E. Findling and Kimberly D Pelle, ed. Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland and Company.
  • Ivanova, M. (2018). Terrestrial, a tale of friendship, loneliness and aliens in the Australian desert. The Convesation.
  • Ivanova, M. (2018). Machinic Eros: Writings on Japan by Felix Guattari, ed. by Gary Genosko and Jay Hetrick. Japan Studies Association Journal. 15 pp. 213-218.
  • Ivanova, M. (2017). Onnagata: A Labyrinth of Gendering in Kabuki Theater by Maki Isaka. ChiMoKoJa - Histories of China, Mongolia, Korea and Japan.
  • Ivanova, M. (2016). Introduction: The Art of Life. Out of The Ordinary, pp. v-x.
  • Ivanova, M. (2015). Decadent Literature in Twentieth-Century Japan: Spectacles of Idle Labor by Ikuho Amano. Japan Studies Association Journal. 12 pp. 131-135.
  • Ivanova, M. and Karapetkov, P. (2015). The Tragedian by Rodney Lee Rogers.
    [Web Link]
  • Ivanova, M. and Karapetkova, H. (2015). Pleasantly Scary by Yana Borisova.
  • Ivanova, M. (2014). The Doom of Sosruquo. Main Theatre, Bakehouse: The Bakehouse Theatre.
  • Ivanova, M. (2014). Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter to Hollywood Legend, by Graham Russell Gao Hodges. Asian Studies Review. 38(3) pp. 524-525.
  • Ivanova, M. and Vickery-Howe, A. (2017). Dramaturgy of Mobility: Towards Crossover and Fusion in Out of the Ordinary. Australasian Drama Studies, 70 pp. 159-186.
    [Web Link]
  • Ivanova, M. (2015). On Hiroshima, Memory and the A-Bomb Maiden: Inoue Hisashi’s The Face of Jizo (Chichi to kuraseba) Japan Studies Association Journal, 13 pp. 1-23.
  • Ivanova, M. (2005). "Fair Fierce Women:" From the Rat-Wife and Peg Inerny to Cathleen Ni Houlihan. Text and Presentation, pp. 145-158.
    [Web Link]
  • Ivanova, M. and Vickery-Howe, A. (2017). Dramaturgy of Mobility: Towards Crossover and Fusion in Out of the Ordinary. Australasian Drama Studies, 70 pp. 159-186.
    [Web Link]
  • Ivanova, M. (2015). On Hiroshima, Memory and the A-Bomb Maiden: Inoue Hisashi’s The Face of Jizo (Chichi to kuraseba) Japan Studies Association Journal, 13 pp. 1-23.
  • Ivanova, M. (2005). "Fair Fierce Women:" From the Rat-Wife and Peg Inerny to Cathleen Ni Houlihan. Text and Presentation, pp. 145-158.
    [Web Link]
  • Ivanova, M. (2018). [forthcoming July 2018] Exclusive Intimacies: Creating Mothers-in-Law in Japanese Literature and Film. In Jo Parnell, ed. Representations of the Mother-in-Law in Literature, Film, Drama and Television. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Ivanova, M. (2011). Elias Loennrot. In Tracy Irons-Georges and Rosemary M. Canfield Reisman, ed. Critical Survey of Poetry. 4th ed. Pasadena, California: Salem Press.
  • Ivanova, M. (2008). Dublin 1907. In John E. Findling and Kimberly D Pelle, ed. Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. 2nd ed. Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland and Company, pp. 190-192.
  • Ivanova, M. (2008). Dublin 1865. In John E. Findling and Kimberly D Pelle, ed. Encyclopedia of World's Fairs and Expositions. Jefferson, North Carolina and London: McFarland and Company.
  • Ivanova, M. (2018). Machinic Eros: Writings on Japan by Felix Guattari, ed. by Gary Genosko and Jay Hetrick. Japan Studies Association Journal. 15 pp. 213-218.
  • Ivanova, M. (2018). Terrestrial, a tale of friendship, loneliness and aliens in the Australian desert. The Convesation.
  • Ivanova, M. (2017). Onnagata: A Labyrinth of Gendering in Kabuki Theater by Maki Isaka. ChiMoKoJa - Histories of China, Mongolia, Korea and Japan.

Professional and community engagement

Drama SA, Professional development of Drama teachers in South Australia

Expertise for media contact

Subject Titles

  • Drama
  • Education - Curriculum
  • Japan
  • Teaching
  • Theatre
  • Translations

Contact

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Location: Humanities Building (247)
Postal address: GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
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