Heidi M. Rose Profile

ProfilesHeidi M. Rose, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Villanova University, in the US.

Dr. Rose’s work focuses primarily on performance, culture, and identity, in particular understanding performance as constitutive of cultural identity. She has conducted pioneering research in Deaf culture and the poetics of American Sign Language, co-editing and contributing to the first book/DVD on ASL literary theory and criticism. Her research has been supported by grants from Villanova University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society.

Current interests include autoethnographic solo performance and performance as presence, and her current project examines Jamaican theatre performance and postcolonial identity. Dr. Rose is the immediate past Editor-in-Chief of Text and Performance Quarterly, the journal of performance studies sponsored by the National Communication Association.She recently organized and hosted a national performance studies conference at Villanova, Economies and Ethics of Performance—Performance Studies in and as Communication (June 2012).

Publications include:

Rose, H. (2012). Breathing, again. Liminalities: A Journal of Performance Studies, 8(2), 1-6. http://liminalities.net/8-2/

Coonfield, G., & Rose, H. (2012). What is called presence. Text and Performance Quarterly, 32(3), 192-208. Lead article.

Rose, H. (2011). A conversation with Anna Deavere Smith. Text and Performance Quarterly 31(4), 440-448.

Rose, H. M. (2008). Approaching a politics of difference through performance. (review essay). Text and Performance Quarterly 28(1,2), 256-266.

Rose, H. M. (2006). Writing and performing Mirror Image. Text and Performance Quarterly 26, 274-277.

Rose, H. M. (2006). Mirror Image. Text and Performance Quarterly 26,278-296.

Bauman, H-Dirksen L., Nelson, J. L., & Rose, H. M. (eds.) (2006). Signing the body poetic: Essays in American Sign Language Literature. (book/DVD) Berkeley: University of California Press.

Rose, H. M. (2006). The poet in the poem in the performance: The relation of body, self and text in ASL literature. In H-D. L. Bauman, J.L. Nelson, & H. M. Rose (Eds.), Signing the body poetic: Essays in American Sign Language literature. Berkeley: U of California P, pp.130-146.

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