Member, Graduate Faculty
Ph.D. (1994), Ohio State University, Columbus; MA (1990), Ohio State University, Columbus; BA
(1988), Cornell University; First Year at MTSU: 1994
Office: PH 375; Phone/Voice Mail: 898-2887
Claudia Barnett teaches courses in drama and writing, and she coordinates the Visiting
Artist's Seminar (UH 3200) for the University Honors College; she has also taught
in France and the Czech Republic. At MTSU, she has been granted the Distinguished
Research Award (2003), the Bob Womack Distinguished Faculty Award (2006), the Distinguished
Creative Activity Award (2012), and the Outstanding Honors Faculty Award (2013). Her
scholarship has been published in Modern Drama, TDR, and other journals. As Downstage Left Resident Playwright at Stage Left Theatre
in Chicago, she wrote Witches Vanish, which was included in LeapFest 9. As Ingram New Works Playwright-in-Residence at
Tennessee Repertory Theatre, she wrote No. 731 Degraw-street, Brooklyn, or Emily Dickinson's Sister, which will premiere at Venus Theatre in Laurel, Maryland, in November 2013. Her
book I Love You Terribly: Six Plays was published by Carnegie Mellon University Press (2012).
"Fear as Violence: Three Generations of Agnes in A Bright Room Called Day." III International Conference on American Theatre and Drama, Cádiz, Spain, 29 May
- Henry (a 10-minute play). Workshopped at the Mid-America Theatre Conference Playwriting
Symposium, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2 March 2007.
- "Ethel Rosenberg's Ghost: Blessing and Revenge in Angels in America ." Interdisciplinary Conference in Women's Studies, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN, 23 Feb.
- "-An Evasion of Ontology': Being Adrienne Kennedy." Second Conference on American
Theatre, Málaga, Spain, May 20, 2004.
- "The Personal and the Political: Charlotte Salomon's Life? or Theatre?" Holocaust Studies Conference, MTSU, Murfreesboro, TN, 21 November, 2003.
- "Judith Thompson's Ghosts." A Celebration of Canadian Plays & Playwrights. Stratford,
Ontario. October 19, 2002.
- "'In Your Dreams': Deb Margolin's Fantasy/Drama." First Annual Conference on American
Theatre, Malaga, Spain, May 24, 2000.
- "'No, said the old crony, this is the real world': Existence and Enchantment in Caryl
Churchill's The Skriker." South Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention, Atlanta, November 15, 1997.
- "Phyllis Nagy's Weldon Rising and The Mark of Passive Aggression." Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Convention, Chicago, August 7, 1997.
- "The Modern Medea: Villains as Victims in Twentieth Century Drama by Women." South
Atlantic Modern Language Association Convention, Savannah, November 9, 1996.
- "Twice 'Unmarked'": Jane Martin's Drama of Identity." American Literature Association
Conference, San Diego, June 2, 1996.
- "Tina Howe's Birth and After Birth: Fem-Absurdism and the Defiance of Tradition." Twentieth Century Literature Conference,
Louisville, February 23, 1996.
- "Adrienne Kennedy and Shakespeare's Sister." Twentieth Century Literature Conference,
Louisville, February 24, 1995.
- "The Multi-voiced Monologues of Adrienne Kennedy." Association for Theatre in Higher
Education Convention, Chicago, July 29, 1994.
- "A Movie Star Has to Star in Hypertext: Where Text On-Line Meets Text on Stage." Conference
on College Composition and Communication, Nashville, March 18, 1994.
- "The Death of Graffiti: Postmodernism and the New York City Subway." Northeast Modern
Language Association Convention, Philadelphia, March 27, 1993.