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Gitta Honegger

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Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 2002
Biography

Professor, School of Theatre and Film, Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts

Affiliate Professor of Women’s Studies, Center for Biology and Society, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Honegger was a Guggenheim Fellow for the academic year 2003/04, which she spent in Berlin researching her book on Helene Weigel, the actress and co-founder with her husband Bertolt Brecht, of the Berliner Ensemble. Dr. Honegger’s book on Thomas Bernhard The Making of An Austrian, Yale University Press 2001, received the Austrian Cultural Forum’s bi-annual book award. Her own German translation Thomas Bernhard – Was ist das für ein Narr was published in Berlin by Ullstein/Propyläen in 2003. She is a contributing editor of Yale Theatre Magazine and has translated the plays of Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, Franz Xaver Kroetz, Marieluise Fleisser and Nobel Prize winners Elfriede Jelinek and Elias Canetti among others. Her articles on theatre and culture, most recently focused on Berlin and the new Europe have been published in Theater, Modernism/Modernity, Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, American Theatre, Western European Stages, Performing Arts Journal, Partisan Review.

From 1983-1993, Dr. Honegger served as Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama and as resident dramaturg of the Yale Repertory Theatre, where she also directed (among others, the premiere of Tony award winner Doug Wright’s Interrogating the Nude, Arthur Schnitzler: Intermezzo, Bernhard Pomerance: Melons, Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale). She also worked many summers as a director and dramaturg at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference. Before coming to Arizona State University in 2001 she was chair of the Drama Department at The Catholic University of America (1993–2001). Dr. Honegger received her theatrical training in Vienna, Austria and performed at the Vienna Burgtheater, the Schauspielhaus Zürich, and the Komödie Basel, to name a few. She holds a Ph.D. in Theaterwissenschaft from the University of Vienna and first came to the United States to research her dissertation on Eugene O’Neill.

Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
THE 504Studies/DramaticThry/Criticism
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
THE 499Individualized Instruction
THE 500Research Methods
THE 520Theatre History and Literature
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
THE 592Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
THE 499Individualized Instruction
THE 500Research Methods
THE 520Theatre History and Literature
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
THE 504Studies/DramaticThry/Criticism
THE 562Literary Management Workshop
THE 592Research
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
THE 394Special Topics
HON 394Special Topics
THE 499Individualized Instruction
THE 520Theatre History and Literature
THE 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
THE 394Special Topics
THE 504Studies/DramaticThry/Criticism
THE 592Research
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 394Special Topics
THE 499Individualized Instruction
THE 520Theatre History and Literature