Department of English

Joshua Williams

Visiting Assistant Professor of EnglishJoshua Williams
PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Research Interests

African and postcolonial literature, modern and contemporary drama, performance and politics, theatre history, performance studies, animal studies, ecocriticism, environmental humanities, critical theory, and the history of science

Selected Publications

With Una Chaudhuri, “The Play at the End of the World: Deke Weaver’s Unreliable Bestiary and the Theatre of Extinction,” Cambridge Companion to Theatre and Science, ed. Kirsten Shepherd-Barr, (forthcoming 2020)

“And With Them Came Devils: Ebrahim Hussein, Mashetani and the Poetics of Doubt,” African Theatre 17: Contemporary Dance, ed. Yvette Hutchison and Chukwuma Okoye (Melton, UK: James Currey, 2018) 153-162

The Lifelike Dead: Staging the Non-Human in Colonial Nairobi,” Theatre Journal 69:3 (September 2017) 321-337.

“Going Ape: Simian Feminism and Transspecies Drag,” Performance Research 21:5 (October 2016) 68-77.

Selected Courses Taught

  •  ENG 62b Contemporary African Literature, Global Perspectives
  • ENG 111b Postcolonial Theory