Literary and Cultural Studies Alumna, Emily Klein, Publishes First Book, “Sex and War on the American Stage: Lysistrata in Performance 1930-2012”-Department of English - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, June 16, 2014

Literary and Cultural Studies Alumna, Emily Klein, Publishes First Book, “Sex and War on the American Stage: Lysistrata in Performance 1930-2012”

A new twist on Aristophanes, the Greek comedy writer and playwright, is the topic of Emily B. Klein’s (DC’10) first book, “Sex and War on the American Stage: Lysistrata in Performance 1930-2012.”

In it, Klein, who received her Ph.D. in Literary and Cultural Studies from Carnegie Mellon’s Department of English, examines stagings and appropriations of Aristophanes’ most popular comedy from the last 80 years, “Lysistrata.”

“The subject of the book grew out of a chapter from my Ph.D. dissertation,” said Klein, currently an assistant professor of English and Modern Drama at Birmingham-Southern College and will become assistant professor of English and Drama at Saint Mary’s College in California this fall.

For more information on “Sex and War on the American Stage,” visit http://www.routledgementalhealth.com/books/details/9780415812153/

For the full Dietrich College News story on Emily Klein, visit http://www.hss.cmu.edu/pressreleases/pressreleases/emilyklein.html