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Gitta Honegger

Gitta.Honegger@asu.edu

Professor
School Film, Dance & Theatre
Faculty
Mail Code: 2002

(480)965-6084

Bio

Professor, School of Theatre and Film, Katherine K. Herberger College of the Arts

Affiliate Professor of Women’s Studies, Center for Biology and Society, School of Life Sciences, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Dr. Honegger was a Guggenheim Fellow for the academic year 2003/04, which she spent in Berlin researching her book on Helene Weigel, the actress and co-founder with her husband Bertolt Brecht, of the Berliner Ensemble. Dr. Honegger’s book on Thomas Bernhard The Making of An Austrian, Yale University Press 2001, received the Austrian Cultural Forum’s bi-annual book award. Her own German translation Thomas Bernhard – Was ist das für ein Narr was published in Berlin by Ullstein/Propyläen in 2003. She is a contributing editor of Yale Theatre Magazine and has translated the plays of Thomas Bernhard, Peter Handke, Franz Xaver Kroetz, Marieluise Fleisser and Nobel Prize winners Elfriede Jelinek and Elias Canetti among others. Her articles on theatre and culture, most recently focused on Berlin and the new Europe have been published in Theater, Modernism/Modernity, Studies in Twentieth Century Literature, American Theatre, Western European Stages, Performing Arts Journal, Partisan Review.

From 1983-1993, Dr. Honegger served as Professor of Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at the Yale School of Drama and as resident dramaturg of the Yale Repertory Theatre, where she also directed (among others, the premiere of Tony award winner Doug Wright’s Interrogating the Nude, Arthur Schnitzler: Intermezzo, Bernhard Pomerance: Melons, Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale). She also worked many summers as a director and dramaturg at the Eugene O’Neill National Playwright’s Conference. Before coming to Arizona State University in 2001 she was chair of the Drama Department at The Catholic University of America (1993–2001). Dr. Honegger received her theatrical training in Vienna, Austria and performed at the Vienna Burgtheater, the Schauspielhaus Zürich, and the Komödie Basel, to name a few. She holds a Ph.D. in Theaterwissenschaft from the University of Vienna and first came to the United States to research her dissertation on Eugene O’Neill.

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 504 Studies/DramaticThry/Criticism
THE 562 Literary Management Workshop
THE 592 Research

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
THE 394 Special Topics
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 520 Theatre History and Literature
THE 598 Special Topics

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
THE 394 Special Topics
THE 504 Studies/DramaticThry/Criticism
THE 592 Research

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HON 394 Special Topics
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 520 Theatre History and Literature

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 494 Special Topics
BIO 598 Special Topics
HON 494 Special Topics
HPS 494 Special Topics
THE 494 Special Topics
THE 592 Research
THE 598 Special Topics

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 500 Research Methods
THE 520 Theatre History and Literature
THE 590 Reading and Conference

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 504 Studies/DramaticThry/Criticism
THE 592 Research

Fall 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
SLC 598 Special Topics
THE 494 Special Topics
THE 499 Individualized Instruction
THE 520 Theatre History and Literature
THE 598 Special Topics
THE 791 Seminar

Fall 2009

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
THE 499 Individualized Instruction