Charles R. Batson
Interrelationships among literary, theatrical, and dance texts. Modern French and Francophone literature. Interdisciplinarity. Contemporary theory, including cultural studies and performance theory.
Dance, Desire, and Anxiety in Early Twentieth-Century French Theater: Playing Identities. Aldershot and Burlington: Ashgate Publishing, 2005.
"Imaginer l'identité sexuelle : Salvador Dali et l'autre sexe." Co-author with Yana Hashamova. Translator of full article. Gradiva: Revue Européenne d'Anthropologie Littéraire (Forthcoming; accepted with revision.)
"Men in Tights: The Ballets Russes, Nijinsky, and Inter-War Melancholia in Paris." Contemporary French Civilization. 28.1 (Winter/Spring 2004): 90-110.
"Seeing an Americanism: America the Specular in Parade and Création du monde." Nottingham French Studies. 44.3 (Autumn 2005): 24-39
"Jeanne Moreau euro." New Europe at the Crossroads. Ursula Beitter, Ed. New York : Peter Lang, 2001. 1-12.
"Borlin, Masculinity, and l'Homme et son désir." Dance Chronicle. 22.2 (October 1999): 239-249.
Critical Guide Entries:
"Dance." Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000. 181-183.
"Proust, Marcel." Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000. 474-477.
"Diaghilev, Sergey." Reader's Guide to Lesbian and Gay Studies. Chicago: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2000. 183-185.
Berrong, Richard. In Love with a Handsome Sailor: The Emergence of Gay Identity and The Novels of Pierre Loti (Toronto: Univ of Toronto Press, 2003). Harrington Gay Men's Fiction Quarterly. 7.1 (2005). 133-135.
Huston, Nancy. Dolce agonia (Paris: Actes Sud, 2001). The French Review. 76.3 (Feb 2003). 671-672.
Huston, Nancy. Nord perdu (Paris: Actes Sud, 1999). The French Review. 75.6 (May 2002). 1314-1315.
Koenig, Gaspard. Octave avait vingt ans. Paris: Editions Grasset, 2004. The French Review. Forthcoming.
Mehta, Binita. Widows, Pariahs, and Bayadères: India as Spectacle (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2002). The French Review. 78.2 (Dec 2004). 362-363.
Mehta, Brinda. Diasporic (Dis)locations: Indo-Caribbean Women Writers Negotiate the Kala Pani. Kingston, Jamaica: The U. of the West Indies P, 2004. The French Review. Forthcoming [79.6 (May 2006)].
Nicole, Robert. The Word, the Pen, and the Pistol: Literature and Power in Tahiti (Albany: State University of New York Press, 2000). The French Review. 76.6 (May 2003). 1230-1231.
Double review. Norman, Buford. Touched by the Graces: The Libretti of Philippe Quinault in the Context of French Classicism (Birmingham, AL: Summa Publications, 2001). And Tomlinson, Philip, ed. French "Classical" Theatre Today: Teaching, Research, Performance. (Amsterdam and Atlanta: Rodopi, 2001). The French Review. 76.5 (April 2003). 1238-1239.
Singleton, Brian. Artaud: Le Théâtre et son double (London: Grant and Cutler, 1998). The French Review. 76.3 (Feb 2003). 621-622.
Terence, Mathieu. Les filles de l'ombre (Paris: Editions Phebus, 2002). The French Review. 77.1 (October 2003). 244-245.
French language and culture consultant. Free Fall. Musical theatre. Showcased at Broadway Theatre Institute, March 2003. Submitted for Regional Theater, Tampa, FL, 2005.