Dr Maggie Ivanova

Lecturer in Drama

College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

place Humanities Building (247)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

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 and Performing Arts (Semester 2, 2018)

Director of Studies, Drama

Research expertise
Creative Arts
Cultural studies
Curriculum and pedagogy
Gender Studies
Literary 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
Topic coordinator
DRAM2100 Modern Theatre: The Rise of the Director
DRAM1001 Drama 1A: First Stages
DRAM1002 Drama 1B: Bodies of Work
DRAM2101 Modern Theatre: Companies and Directors
DRAM2103 Reading Theatre: Plays in Production
DRAM3100 Performance Theories: Time, Space and the Body
DRAM7100 Honours Thesis in Drama
DRAM7104 Performance Research
DRAM7100A Honours Thesis in Drama
DRAM7100B Honours Thesis in Drama
DRAM3200 Studio Workshop -- Beyond Stanislavski
DRAM2301 Special Project in Drama 1
DRAM3301 Special Project in Drama 2
DRAM2104 Asian Dramatic Traditions
Topic lecturer
DRAM3102 Live Arts and Performance
Supervisory interests
Cultural analysis, drama productions
Dramaturgy, adaptation and creative development
Intercultural theatre
Modernist theatre
Theatre historiography
Translation theory
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Cultural analysis, theatre historiography (1), Futurism and performativity (1), Dramaturgy/development of new work and theatre historiography (1)
Expert for media contact
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Media expertise
  • Drama
  • Education - Curriculum
  • Japan
  • Teaching
  • Theatre
  • Translations