Michael F D'Alessandro

Michael F D'Alessandro

Assistant Professor of Theater Studies

External Address: 
502 Allen Building, Durham, NC 27708

D’Alessandro, Michael. “Storms! Shipwrecks! Massacres!.” American Art, vol. 33, no. 3, University of Chicago Press, Sept. 2019, pp. 94–113. Crossref, doi:10.1086/707478. Full Text

D’Alessandro, Michael. ““Storms! Shipwrecks! Massacres!: Playbill Puffery and Other Visual Collisions in Nineteenth-Century America.”.” American Art, vol. 33, no. 3, University of Chicago Press, 2019, pp. 94–113.

D’Alessandro, M. F. “"George Lippard's 'Theatre of Hell': Apocalyptic Melodrama and Working-Class Spectatorship in the Quaker City.".” The Journal of Nineteenth Century Americanists, vol. 5, no. 2, 2017.

D’Alessandro, Michael. “The Drunkard's Directions: Mapping Urban Space in the Antebellum Temperance Drama.” The New England Quarterly, vol. 87, no. 2, MIT Press - Journals, June 2014, pp. 252–91. Crossref, doi:10.1162/tneq_a_00369. Full Text

D’Alessandro, M. F. “Childless 'Fathers,' Native Sons: Performing the Indian in Faulkner's Go Down, Moses.” Mississippi Quarterly, vol. 67, no. 3, College of Arts and Sciences of Mississippi State University, 2014, pp. 375–375.

D’Alessandro, Michael. “The Mouth Trap: Orality and the Rabelaisian Grotesque in Norris’s McTeague.” Studies in American Naturalism, vol. 9, no. 1, Project Muse, 2014, pp. 1–25. Crossref, doi:10.1353/san.2014.0001. Full Text

D’Alessandro, M. F. “Shifting Perceptions, Precarious Perspectives in Two of O'Neill's Early Sea Plays.” The Eugene O’Neill Review, vol. 27, 2007, pp. 21–21.

D’Alessandro, Michael. “Stumbling Into Utopia.” Duke Magazine, no. Special 2019, 7 Aug. 2019.


Selected Grants

Staged Readings awarded by Massachusetts Historical Society (Principal Investigator). 2019 to 2022

Plagues, Players, Playhouses awarded by (Principal Investigator). 2020