George Pate, Ph.D.

George Pate, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of English, Drama, and Theater
Coordinator, Minor in Theater
Department of English, Theater, and Interdisciplinary Studies

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George Pate, Ph.D.

Dr. Pate 's dissertation was entitled, "Reinventing Performance, Reproducing Ideologies: Literary Models of Authorship and Performance Practices from 1960 to the Present." He is a teacher, director, and playwright -- his play Indifferent Blue won the Tennessee Williams National One-Act Playwriting Contest in 2008 and was recently published by Next Stage Press. He is faculty sponsor of Rogues and Vagabonds, and The Sturdy Beggars, and coordinates the Minor in Theater.


"Whose Joke Is It Anyway?: Originality and Theft in the World of Standup Comedy," Theatre Journal (March 2014).

"Totally Original": Daly, Boucicault, and Commercial Art in Late Nineteenth Century Drama," Theatre Symposium. Forthcoming.

"'This is a Real Gun': 500 Clown and Speech Act Theory," The Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism (Spring 2013).

"A Brief Introduction to a Brief Form: The 10-Minute Play," Editor's Note, Grist: The Journal for Writers 3 (2010).

Indifferent Blue (play), Bayou 50 (2009) New Orleans: University of New Orleans Press.

"Voyeurism, Sado-Eroticism, and Exorcism: James Dickey's 'The Fiend'" James Dickey Newsletter, Fall 2007.