Marissa Fenley


Research Interests: 

theories of spectatorship; narrative theory; literary modernism; theatrical modernism


I received my BA in English and Theatre from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, OR. My undergraduate thesis examined the theatre reviews of Virginia Woolf and explored how her practice of spectatorship becomes its own dynamic element in the theatrical scenes of her novels. A current project looks at the grammar of Harley Granville Barker’s stagecraft as a response to new ways of seeing emergent in his fin de siècle audience. While at the University of Chicago, I hope to explore how theatrical spaces and theatrical imaginations shape novelistic space.