David Fancy, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Dramatic Arts
David Fancy current holds a Chancellor's Chair in Teaching Excellence (2005-2008, with Sue Spearey, Department of English), and teaches courses in twentieth-century dramatic literature, performance analysis, critical theory, theatre and social change, and acting. He is a graduate of the Samuel Beckett Centre for Drama and Theatre Studies, Trinity College, Dublin, and his publications include book chapters and articles on contemporary French theatre, playwright Bernard-Marie Koltès, director Patrice Chéreau, radical democratic performance modes, and performance and social control. He is currently collaborating with Sue Spearey on a book on the pedagogy of critical theory, mindfulness meditation, and embodiment, and is also developing another book-length project involving the application of emerging theory to radical democratic performance modes. David is an experienced artist, with various professional credits as a singer, director, and playwright.
“Patrice Chéreau: Directing in the ‘minor’” in The Director and the New Europe. Eds Marie Delgado and Paul Heritage. Manchester or Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming (May 2006).
Fancy, David. “Sallinger” and “Quay West” (trans.) in Koltès Plays: Two. Eds. David Bradby and Maria Delgado. London: Methuen, 2004.
Fancy, David and Maria Delgado. ‘Koltès et le monde anglo-saxon.’ Koltès: la question du lieu. Ed André Petitjean. Cresef: Metz, 1999. 85-103.
Fancy, David. “The Gathering of the Gurus: Spiritual Capital and the Shambhala Authentic Leadership Program.” Theatre Research in Canada In Press.
Fancy, David. “The ‘Darkness’ at the End of the Theatre: Chéreau, Koltès, Nanterre.” Contemporary Theatre Review. 14(4) (2004): 68-82.