Lecturer | Theatre and Drama Research
Kristin Hunt (Ph.D. UW-Madison, 2006, Theatre Research) is delighted to teach and serve as Undergraduate Advisor for ILS after having served as a teaching assistant here during her graduate work at the UW. Kristin loves working with ILS students because they are actually as excited about school as she is! She teaches a variety of seminars for ILS, most related to the interaction between art and politics, such as Comedy and Political Thought, The Art of War, and Art and Political Activism. She also teaches ILS 200: Critical Thought and Expression, which serves as a venue for students to hone their skills at critical argument as well as an opportunity to study some of the most radical writers of the 19th and 20th centuries, including Aimé Césaire, Prince Hall, Sonia Sanchez, and Tim Miller.
Kristin's scholarly interests range from 5th century Athenian performance to contemporary graphic novels, with a special interest in the way gendered notions of space and place work in modern and postmodern adaptations of Greek drama. A Louisiana native, Kristin is interested in the role that our understanding of our classical heritage plays in conceptions of morality, self-hood, and state-hood in the United States, particularly in the South.
Kristin is also a scenic designer, and continues to design for new and experimental productions in and around Madison and beyond. Her current project is a devised performance piece for voice and sign language entitled Across A Distance, in which a signing actor and an opera singer attempt to communicate with each other in a magical world inhabited by mechanical birds, signing trees, and a wonder cabinet full of curiosities. Her other interests include cooking, home-brewing, painting, and rooting for her adopted Packers while mourning the perpetual incompetence of her home-town Saints. She invites you to stop by her office anytime for a cup of tea!
Kristin Hunt teaches the following course in the ILS department