Xavier Lemoine

Xavier Lemoine is an Associate Professor at the University of Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée where he teaches American studies. He wrote his PhD dissertation on Queer Theater in the United States. He is a member of the research group LISAA. His research focuses on postmodern identities and representations (sexuality, gender, race, class, multimedia, hybridity, etc.) mainly in contemporary theater and performance. He worked as an assistant director (Paris theater schools and Théâtre du Soleil) and translator (Baltimore Waltz by P. Vogel). His latest publications include articles on Tennessee Williams (in Tennessee Williams and Europe, Intercultural Encounters, Transatlantic Exchanges. Ed. John S. Bak. Amsterdam & New York: Rodopi, 2014; Miranda 8, 2013), underground cinema (Cinémaction, 154, 2015). He also co-edited Understanding Blackness Through Performance: Contemporary Arts and the Representation of Identity with Anne Crémieux and Jean-Paul Rocchi (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013). He is currently furthering work on multimedia performance and queer African-American ethnographic performances by E.P. Johnson. Contact: xavier.lemoine@u-pem.fr.

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