Feb. 8, 2016
Dorothy Chansky is Director of the Humanities Center and teaches on the History/Theory/Criticism track in the School of Theatre and Dance at TTU. She is Vice President of the American Theatre and Drama Society. Dr. Chansky holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University. She is the author of two books, Composing Ourselves: The Little Theatre Movement and the American Audience(Southern Illinois UP, 2004); and the forthcoming Kitchen Sink Realisms: Domestic Labor, Dining, and Drama on the American State (U of Iowa P, 2015) and co-editor, with Ann Folino White, of Food and Theatre on the World Stage (Routledge, 2015).
Andrew Martin is Interim Dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and Professor of Studio Art (painting and drawing) in the School of Art at Texas Tech University. He holds the Master of Fine Art degree in studio art with emphasis in painting from the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in studio art, magna cum laude, from the University of New Mexico. His work is held in public and private collections in Albuquerque, Sacramento and Columbus, and several cities in Texas, including Lubbock, Dallas, Houston, and McAllen.
Feb. 15, 2016
Kelly C. Cukrowicz, Ph.D., Associate Professor in Psychological Sciences, and Chair of the Institutional Review Board. Dr. Cukrowicz joined the faculty in 2006 after receiving her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Florida State University in 2005 and a National Institute of Aging-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Duke’s Center for Aging and Human Development in 2006. Her research focuses on suicide risk in older adults and those who live in rural communities. She is particularly interested in interpersonal variables that increase risk for suicide, and factors associated with disclosure of suicide risk.
Robert R. Paine
Robert R. Paine completed his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. His MA degree comes from the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is currently a Professor of Anthropology at TTU. His research and scholarly activities include forensic skeletal histology, as it is used in bone identification and age assessment; paleopathological work among Mediterranean populations from Italy, Turkey and Cyprus, and trauma analysis to bone. His forensic consultant practice includes 20 years in West Texas working with the Lubbock Medical Examiner's office, Texas Rangers from Companies C & E, and local law enforcement offices. His visiting academic appointments have included the Department of Animal & Human Biology, Universita "La Sapienza", Roma, Italia; and the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland. He is a voting Member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences.
Feb. 22, 2016
Author of Romantic Ideology Unmasked: The Mentally Constructed Tyrannies in Dramas of William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, Percy Shelley, and Joanna Baillie, and the forthcoming Staging Grotesques and Ghosts: British Romantic Techno-gothic Drama, as well as articles on Romantic drama, early 19th-century women writers, feminist theory and pedagogy. A member of the Teaching Academy and a recipient of a President's Excellence in Teaching Award, she teaches in the Women's Studies Program and is the Teaching Section Editor for the online project British Women Playwrights Around 1800. She is past President of the International Conference on Romanticism.
In his short life (1850-1894), Robert Louis Stevenson became one of the most popular novelists, poets, essayists, and travel writers of his day. His novels include Treasure Island (1881), Kidnapped (1886), The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886), and Black Arrow (1888), which are still widely read. His poor health made schooling difficult, but he showed talent and the desire at an early age to become a writer. Appreciation for him as a writer has been mixed over the years—considered a children’s author by some, and a writer of originality and power by others. Today many see his novels as an adventure story wrapped around a morality tale.
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is a Gothic novel about a man with a split personality and blends elements typical of most Gothic stories: horror and romanticism. The phrase ‘a Jekyll and Hyde’ personally is now popularly used to describe a person whose actions seem contradictory or hard to explain.
This Reading Group is sponsored in part by the Humanities Center at Texas Tech,
Dorothy Chansky, Director.
1996 Mary Reilly, directed by Stephen Frears (Tristar Pictures) actors: John Malkovich, Julia Roberts, Glenn Close, Michael Gambon, George Cole; screenplay: Christopher Hampton.
1994 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Charles Jarrott (MPI Home Video); actors: Jack Palance, Billie Whitelaw, Denholm Elliot.
1953 Abbott and Costello Meet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Universal Studios); actors: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Boris Karloff.
1941 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Victor Fleming (MGM); actors Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Donald Crisp, Ian Hunter, Lana Turner; screen play: John Lee Mahin.
1931 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, directed by Rouben Mamoulian (Paramount Pictures); actors: Frederic March, Holmes Herbert (Lanyon), Halliwell Hobbes (Carew); screenplay: Samuel Hoffenstein & Percy Heath.
Questions provided by Marjean D. Purinton, Professor of English; Affiliated Faculty, Women’s Studies
Romantic-Period Medicine, Monsters, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde