Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston

Advisory Board
Faculty
Guest Speaker 2017, 2019
Carrie Preston
Carrie Preston is Arvind and Chandan Nandlal Kilachand Professor and Director of Kilachand Honors College and an Associate Professor of English and Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies at Boston University. She is the author of Learning to Kneel: Noh, Modernism, and Journeys in Teaching (Columbia 2016), which considers the influence of Japanese noh theater, especially its unique pedagogical format, on transnational modernism with chapters on Ezra Pound, W. B. Yeats, Ito Michio, Benjamin Britten, Bertolt Brecht, and Samuel Becket. Preston’s first book Modernism’s Mythic Pose: Gender, Genre, Solo Performance (Oxford, 2011) won the De La Torre Bueno Prize for dance studies. Her work on modernism, performance, dance, and queer theory has appeared in The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Cultures, Twentieth-Century Literature, Modernist Cultures, Modernism/modernity, and Theater Journal, among others. She has received fellowships and grants from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Peter Paul Professorship.