Donnalee Dox is Associate Professor in the Department of Performance Studies at Texas A&M University. She is Head of the Department of Performance Studies and Director of the Interdisciplinary Program in Religious Studies. She currently serves as Interim Head of Performance Studies, and has served as the Associate Director of the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. Her research focuses on religion and the human body. In addition to a monograph, The Idea of the Theatre in Latin Christian Thought: Augustine to the Fourteenth Century (University of Michigan Press, 2004), she has published articles on medieval intellectual history, middle eastern dance, modern postural yoga, neo-shamanism, and contemporary spiritual performance. Her work has appeared in Theatre Journal, The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, The Journal of Religion and Theatre, Theatre Research International, Viator: Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ecumenica, and TDR as well as in collections of essays, including the groundbreaking Acts of Faith: Religion, Theatre, and Performance (Routledge, 2011). Her monograph, Reckoning with Spirit in the Paradigm of Performance is forthcoming (University of Michigan Press, 2016).
Craig Kallendorf (Ph.D., University of North Carolina) is Professor of English and Classics at Texas A&M University. His work centers on book history in the early modern period, with a focus on the classics and the relationship between media and content. He is the author of three bibliographies on the Roman poet Virgil, catalogues of rare book collections at Princeton and the University of Texas, and four monographs, the most recent of which (The Protean Virgil: Material Form and the Reception of the Classics) is scheduled to be published by Oxford University Press in March, 2015. Professor Kallendorf is president of the International Association for Neo-Latin Studies and immediate past president of the Vergilian Society; he is also a member of the Grolier Club and will give the Bibliographical Society of America’s annual lecture at its January, 2015 meeting as part of Bibliography Week in New York City.
Tim McLaughlin joined the faculty of Texas A&M’s College of Architecture in September 2007 and became Head of the new Department of Visualization in January 2008. He continues to hold that position.
Prior to joining the faculty at Texas A&M Tim worked in the visual effects industry at Industrial Light & Magic, a division of Lucasfilm Ltd. in San Francisco, California where he led teams of artists and research scientists developing processes and producing groundbreaking award winning visual effects for films. His credit list includes 15 theatrically released feature film projects including Mars Attacks! (1996) Star Wars: Episode I (1999), Van Helsing (2004) and War of the Worlds (2005). The work of Tim’s technical artists contributed directly to Science & Technology Awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences being given to teams of ILM researchers in 1998, 2001, and 2013. These awards represent the highest film industry recognition for technical excellence.
At Texas A&M, Tim’s undergraduate teaching area involves collaborative student projects that include computer animation production techniques and visual storytelling. His graduate teaching and research work focuses on developing animation systems for character articulation and deformation.
Dr. Warren’s areas of specialization include medieval and early modern literature and culture; female spirituality; transnational approaches to literature (especially England, France, and Spain); and intersections of gender, religion, and nationality.
After earning her Ph.D. in English from Indiana University in 1997, Dr. Warren taught for two years in a postdoctoral position at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor before becoming an assistant professor of English at Utah State University in 1999. In 2003, she moved to Florida State University, where she was promoted to full professor in 2008. In 2011 she came to Texas A&M University as professor of English and head of the English Department.
Daniel L. Schwartz is Associate Professor of History and affiliate faculty with the Religious Studies Program. He is the director of Syriaca.org and the editor of Syriaca.org’s SPEAR project (Syriac Persons, Events, and Relations), an online prosopographical research tool. He is the author of Paideia and Cult: Christian Initiation in Theodore of Mopsuestia and the editor, with Neil McLynn and Arietta Papaconstantinou, of the forthcoming Conversion in Late Antiquity: Christianity, Islam, and Beyond. His work has also appeared in the Journal of Early Christian Studies. He is currently working on a book on crowds in Late Antiquity.
Laura Estill is the general editor of the World Shakespeare Bibliography Online. Her research focuses on early modern drama, print and manuscript culture, and digital humanities. She is currently working on DEx: A Database of Dramatic Extracts.