Dr. Sharon G. Feldman

Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies
William Judson Gaines Chair in Modern Foreign Languages

Profile

Sharon G. Feldman is Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies in the Department of Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies at the University of Richmond, where she holds the William Judson Gaines Chair in Modern Foreign Languages. Before arriving at Richmond in 2000, she was Cramer Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Kansas.

A specialist in theatre and performance from the Iberian Peninsula, she holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (BA), New York University in Spain (MA), and the University of Texas at Austin (PhD). She has held visiting appointments at the Graduate Center-CUNY (Mercè Rodoreda Chair in Catalan Studies/Institut Ramon Llull), the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, and the Institut del Teatre de la Diputació de Barcelona/Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (where she was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer). She has been the recipient of grants from the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, the Institut Ramon Llull, the Sala Beckett, the Spanish Ministry of Education and Culture, and the Teatre Lliure.

Her publications include Els límits del silenci: La censura del teatre català durant el franquisme, written with Francesc Foguet (Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat), In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona/A l’ull de l’huracà: Teatre català contemporani (Bucknell/L’Avenç, Serra d’Or Critics’ Prize for Research in Catalan Studies), Allegories of Dissent/Alegorías de la disidencia (Bucknell/Instituto de Estudios Almerienses), as well as Barcelona Plays: A Collection of New Works by Catalan Playwrights, translated and edited with Marion P. Holt (Martin E. Segal Theatre Center/The Graduate Center-CUNY). She has translated over twenty Catalan plays, several of which have been staged and read at venues in Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Ireland, and the United States. She recently curated the itinerant exhibition L’aventura nord-americana de Maria Rosa de Guimerà, which opened in October 2016 at the Museu de les Arts Escèniques de l’Institut del Teatre de la Diputació de Barcelona.

She is affiliated with the Grup de Recerca en Arts Escèniques (GRAE) of the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona and the Projecte de Recerca de les Arts Escèniques Catalanes (PRAEC) of the Institut del Teatre de la Diputació de Barcelona. She also serves on the advisory boards of Revista Don Galán (Centro de Documentación Teatral/Instituto Nacional de las Artes Escénicas y la Música) and Catalan Review: International Journal of Catalan Culture. In 2015, she was named a “corresponding member abroad” of the Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona.

Awards

Corresponding member abroad, Royal Academy of Good Letters of Barcelona, 2015 to present.

Serra d’Or Critics’ Prize 2010 for Research in Catalan Studies for In the Eye of the Storm (Bucknell University Press, 2009).

International Education Annual Faculty Award, University of Richmond, 2008.

Choice list of Outstanding Academic Titles for Allegories of Dissent (Bucknell University Press, 1998), 1999.

Cramer Award for outstanding teaching and research, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of Kansas, 1993.

Selected Publications

Books

From Barcelona to Broadway to the Silver Screen: Àngel Guimerà in America. In preparation.

With Francesc Foguet. Els límits del silenci: La censura del teatre català durant el franquisme [The Limits of Silence: The Censorship of Catalan Theatre during Francoism]. Textos i Estudis de Cultura Catalana 212. Barcelona: Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat, 2016. 272 pp.

A l’ull de l’huracà: Teatre català contemporani. (Revised edition in Catalan of In the Eye of the Storm). Trans. Pere Bramon and Neil Charlton. Barcelona: L’Avenç, 2011. 415 pp.

In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2009. 411 pp.

Barcelona Plays: A Collection of New Plays by Catalan Playwrights. Translated and edited with Marion P. Holt. New York: Martin E. Segal Theatre Center/The Graduate Center-CUNY, 2008. 377 pp.

Alegorías de la disidencia: El teatro de Agustín Gómez-Arcos. (Spanish edition of Allegories of Dissent). Trans. Pere Bramon and Neil Charlton. Almería: Instituto de Estudios Almerienses, Diputación de Almería, Spain, 2002. 222 pp.

Allegories of Dissent: The Theater of Agustín Gómez-Arcos. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 1998. 304 pp.

Education

Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
Spanish Literature

M.A., New York University (in Madrid)
Hispanic Literature

B.A., University of Pennsylvania
Spanish

Contact Information

325 Carole Weinstein International Center
(804) 287-6419
(Mobile)
(804) 484-1544 (Fax)

Areas of Expertise

Spanish and Catalan theatre and performance
Theatre translation and translation theory

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