Rebecca Kastleman

Postdoctoral Fellow

Office Hours: Tuesdays 10-12, Thursdays 2-3.
Class Schedule: TuTh 12:30-1:45, 3:30-445

Modern and contemporary drama, theater and performance studies, transatlantic modernism, and world theater



Ph.D. Harvard University, 2017
A.M. Harvard University, 2014
A.B. Harvard College, 2006


Peer-Reviewed Articles
  • "Introduction: Modernism on the World Stage.” With Kevin Riordan (Nanyang Technological University) and Claire Warden (Loughborough University). Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform ( Oct. 15, 2019.
  • “An Acquaintance with Religion: Pluralizing Knowledge in Gertrude Stein’s Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights.” Modern Drama. 62.3 (2019): 338-360.
  • “Impersonating the Law: The Dramaturgy of Legal Action in the York Corpus Christi Pageant and John Bale’s Three Laws.” Theatre Journal 68.1 (2016): 37–56.
  • “Games with Ghosts in Müller’s Explosion of a Memory: A Study of Pre-Ideology in the Müller-Wilson Collaboration.” Theatre History Studies 28 (2008): 112–130.
Reviews and Encyclopedia Entries
  • “Performance, Theatre, Drama.” The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory 27 (2019): 303–323.
  • “Henry Bial, Playing God: The Bible on the Broadway Stage.” Modern Drama 59.3 (2016): 380–382.
  • “Bertolt Brecht, ‘A Short Organum for the Theatre.’” In The Manifesto in Literature, 61–63. Detroit: St. James Press (2013).
As Editor
  • “Modernism on the World Stage.” With Kevin Riordan (Nanyang Technological University) and Claire Warden (Loughborough University). Modernism/modernity Print Plus platform ( Oct. 15, 2019.
Public-Facing Essays
  • “No Space Like Home: Global Connections Bolster Local Artistry at Los Angeles’s REDCAT.” American Theatre 27.5 (2010): 60–64.
  • “More Work More Pleasure: Nature Theater of Oklahoma’s Game Plan Turns the Mundane into Marvels.” American Theatre 27.2 (2010): 22–24.
  • Review of Susan Glaspell festival at Ontological-Hysteric Theater. American Theatre 27.2 (2010): 19.
  • Profile of theater director Matthew Earnest. American Theatre 27.5 (2010): 21.

Selected Awards and Fellowships

  • Howard Mumford Jones Prize (for best dissertation on 19th century lit), Harvard University, 2018.
  • Frederic Wertham Dissertation Completion Fellowship, Harvard University, 2016–2017.
  • Merit/Graduate Society Term-Time Research Fellowship, Harvard University, 2016.
  • Bryden Scholarship, International Shaw Society, 2016.
  • Jens Aubrey Westengard Scholarship, Harvard University (two-time recipient) 2015, 2016.
  • Dexter Summer Fellowship, Harvard University, 2015.
  • Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard University (three-time recipient) 2014, 2015, 2018.
  • Eric Cooper and Naomi Siegel Graduate Fellowship, Harvard University, 2012–2013.