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Nick Salvato


Nick Salvato

Schwartz Ctr-Performing Arts






  • American Studies Program
  • English
  • Feminist, Gender & Sexuality Studies Program
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program
  • Performing and Media Arts

Graduate Fields

  • English Language and Literature
  • Feminist, Gender, & Sexuality Studies
  • Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender studies
  • Theatre Arts


Spring 2020


Academic articles:

  • Queer Structure, Animated Form, and Really RosieCamera Obscura, 2018
  • Big Glove: Televisual Dissociation and Embodied Performance. Criticism, 2015
  • Feeling So Unusual: Cyndi Lauper and Queer Affect. Mosaic, 2015
  • Cringe Criticism: On Embarrassment and Tori Amos. Critical Inquiry, 2013
  • Fag Hag: A Theory of Effeminate Enthusiasms. Discourse, 2013
  • The New Old Rush: Berlin's BonanzaTheater, 2012
  • A Horse's Husband: David Greenspan's Queer Temporalities and the Politics of Same-Sex Marriage. Theatre Survey, 2011
  • "Ta daaaa": Presenting Pig Iron Theatre Company. The Drama Review, 2010
  • Editorial Comment: The Age of Gossipdom. Modern Drama, 2010
  • Prosthetic Intimacies: Television, Performance Studies, and the Makings of (a) Life. Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, 2010
  • Out of Hand: YouTube Amateurs and Professionals. The Drama Review, 2009
  • On the Bubble: The Soap Opera Diva's Ambivalent Orbit. Camera Obscura, 2007
  • Uncloseting Drama: Gertrude Stein and the Wooster Group. Modern Drama, 2007
  • Tramp Sensibility and the Afterlife of Showgirls. Theater, 2006
  • Louis Zukofsky's Old English Sources for “A”‐23. Notes and Queries, 2002


Book Chapters:

  • Camp Performance and the Case of Discotropic. In After Queer Studies: Literary Theory and Literary Interpretation. Cambridge University Press, 2019
  • Closet Television, Queer Hooperman. In Closet Drama: History, Theory, Genre. Routledge, 2018



  • Television Scales. punctum books, 2019
  • Obstruction. Duke University Press, 2016
  • Knots Landing. Wayne State University Press, 2015
  • Uncloseting Drama: American Modernism and Queer Performance. Yale University Press, 2010


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