About

Sharon G. Feldman is Professor of Spanish and Catalan Studies in the Department of Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies at the University of Richmond, where she holds the William Judson Gaines Chair in Modern Foreign Languages. Before arriving at Richmond in 2000, she was Cramer Associate Professor of Spanish at the University of Kansas.

A specialist in theatre and performance of the Iberian Peninsula, she holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania (BA), New York University in Spain (MA), and the University of Texas at Austin (PhD). She has held visiting appointments at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (Mercè Rodoreda Chair in Catalan Studies/Institut Ramon Llull), the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, and the Institut del Teatre (the Barcelona conservatory of theatre and dance), where she was a Fulbright Senior Lecturer. Her love of the performing arts is a consequence of her early involvement in music, having played the French horn in several amateur orchestras and ensembles, including the Symphonie du Trocadéro in Paris.

Her latest book Els límits del silenci: La censura del teatre català durant el franquisme [The limits of silence: The censorship of Catalan theatre during Francoism], written in collaboration with Francesc Foguet, is the culmination of several years of archival research into the bureaucratic complexities of the Franco regime. Other published books include In the Eye of the Storm: Contemporary Theater in Barcelona (Catalan edition: A l’ull de l’huracà: Teatre català contemporani), awarded the Serra d’Or Critics’ Prize for Research in Catalan Studies; Allegories of Dissent: The Theater of Agustín Gómez-Arcos (Spanish edition: Alegorías de la disidencia: El teatro de Agustín-Gómez Arcos), a Choice Outstanding Academic Title; and Barcelona Plays: A Collection of New Works by Catalan Playwrights, translated and edited with Marion P. Holt.

She has translated into English over twenty Catalan-language plays, several of which have been staged at venues that include the Abbey Theatre (National Theatre of Ireland), the Baryshnikov Arts Center (New York), the Theatre Passe Muraille (Toronto), the Tristan Bates Theatre (London), and the Melbourne Fringe Festival. She recently curated the itinerant exhibition L’aventura nord-americana de Maria Rosa de Guimerà [The North-American adventure of Guimerà’s Maria Rosa], which opened at the Museum of Performing Arts of the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona.

She is a “corresponding member abroad” of the Royal Academy of Letters of Barcelona and currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Latin Ballet of Virginia.

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Sharon G. Feldman, nascuda a Nova York, és doctora en Estudis Hispànics per la Universitat de Texas a Austin. També ha cursat estudis a la Universitat de Nova York (NYU) i la Universitat de Pennsilvanià. Actualment és catedràtica al Departament d’Estudis Llatinoamericans, Latins i Peninsulars a la Universitat de Richmond (Virgínia), on ocupa la William Judson Gaines Chair in Modern Foreign Languages i s’especialitza en arts escèniques contemporànies. És autora, entre altres, d’Alegorías de la disidencia: El teatro de Agustín Gómez-Arcos (Institut d’Estudios Almerienses, 2002),  A l’ull de l’huracà: Teatre català contemporani (L’Avenç, 2012; Premi Serra d’Or de Catalanística, 2010) i Els límits del silenci: La censura del teatre català durant el franquisme (amb Francesc Foguet, Publicacions de l’Abadia de Montserrat, 2016) i coeditora de Barcelona Plays (Martin E. Segal Theatre Center/The Graduate Center-CUNY, 2008), un recull d’obres teatrals catalanes traduïdes a l’anglèsParal·lelament, desenvolupa una extensa tasca com a traductora de textos dramàtics catalans d’autors de la talla de Carles Batlle, Sergi Belbel, Josep M. Benet i Jornet, Lluïsa Cunillé, Josep M. Miró o Pau Miró, alguns dels quals han pujat a escenaris d’Alemanya, Anglaterra, Canadà, els Estats Units i Irlanda. Ha format part del Grup de Recerca en Arts Escèniques de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, i és membre corresponent a l’estranger de la Reial Acadèmia de Bones Lletres de Barcelona.