Carrie J. Preston

Carrie Preston

Podcast: Ezra Pound, Noh Theater, and Submission

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Carrie J. Preston is an Assistant Professor of English and Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Boston University. Hoping to understand how early twentieth-century drama and dance were influenced by the ancient Japanese noh theater, she studied noh performance technique with a professional actor in the Kanze school. This experience is detailed in her forthcoming book, Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and the Pedagogies of Transnational Performance.

She has written about modern dance, silent film, and poetic recitation in her book, Modernism's Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance (Oxford UP, 2011). Her essays have appeared in Modernism/Modernity, Theatre Journal, Twentieth-Century Literature, and On Stage Alone: Soloists and the Formation of the Modern Dance Canon.

Article about Professor Preston in Bostonia (with video)