Department of English
Middle Tennessee State University
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132
Main Office: Peck Hall 302
Department Chair: Dr. Maria K. Bachman
Telephone: (615) 898-5090
Fax: (615) 898-5098
Dr. Claudia Barnett
Member, Graduate Faculty
B.A., 1988, Cornell University; M.A., 1990; Ph.D., 1994, Ohio State University. (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 is 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 2009.