Laura Vidler is Professor of Spanish and Associate Dean for Administration in the
College of Arts and Sciences. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California,
Irvine and has published numerous works on performance studies and drama of the Spanish
Golden Age. Her work problematizes the study of early modern staging practices and
develops new theoretical models for such study. She is also a dynamic classroom instructor
with over two decades of experience teaching Spanish language, civilization and literature.
Dr. Vidler is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association for Hispanic Classical
Theater and serves on the editorial board of the peer-reviewed journal, Comedia Performance.
She was previously Associate Dean for International Academic Affairs, and Professor
and Program Director of Spanish at the United States Military Academy, West Point.
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of the faculty member or discipline.
- Vidler, Laura. La comedia y los animales en performance. In El teatro clásico en su(s) cultura(s): De los Siglos de Oro al siglo XXI. Actas selectas
del XVII Congreso de la Asociación Internacional del Teatro Español y Novohispano
de los Siglos de Oro, 419-438. New York: Hispanic Seminary of Medieval Studies, 2017.
- Vidler, Laura. Foreword. In Melinda Camber Porter in Conversation with Octavio Paz, edited by Flicek, Joseph R., xiii-xiv. Vol. 1, Iss. 4. New York, NY: Blake Press, 2016.
- Vidler, Laura. Foreword--recording. In Melinda Camber Porter in Conversation with Octavio Paz AUDIO BOOK, edited by Joseph Flicek. New York, NY: Blake Press, 2016.
- Vidler, Laura. "Triunfo de Amor," Nao d'amores, July 12, 2015. Theater Review.. Vol. 12, Iss. 1. El Paso, TX: Comedia Performance, 2016.
- Vidler, Laura. "El caballero de Olmedo," Shake and Falstaff, March 6, 2013. Theater Review., 167-169. Vol. 67, Iss. 1. Nashville, TN: Bulletin of the Comediantes, 2015.
- Vidler, Laura. Kinesthetic Empathy and the Comedia Refundición. In Remaking the Comedia: Spanish Theater in Adaptation, edited by Susan García and Harley Erdman, 197-207. London: Tamesis Press, 2015.
- Vidler, Laura. Performance Reconstruction and Spanish Golden Age Drama: Reviving and Revising the
Comedia. In Book. New York NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
- Vidler, Laura. "The Great Choreographer": Embodying Space in Lope de Vega's Fuenteovejuna, 205-219. Vol. 15, Iss. 2. Hamilton, Ontario: Early Theatre, 2012.
- Vidler, Laura. Bourdieu, Boswell and the Baroque Body: Cultural Choreography in Fuenteovejuna, 38-64. Vol. 9, Iss. 1. Washington, DC: Comedia Performance, 2012.
- Vidler, Laura. "The Severed Gate": Staging the Versatility and (Im)Permeability of the Reja, 69-88. Vol. 59, Iss. 1. Nashville, TN: Bulletin of the Comediantes, 2007.
- Vidler, Laura. "What the Hell are the Mormons Doing on the Cutting Edge of Foreign Language Theater?":
An Interview with Jason Yancey, 200-216. Vol. 3, Iss. 1. Washington, DC: Comedia Performance, 2006.
- Vidler, Laura. The Shadow of Don Alonso: Staging Ghosts in the Comedia. In Critical Reflections: Essays on Golden Age Spanish Literature in Honor of James Parr, edited by Amy Williamsen and Barbara Simerka, 144-157. Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press, 2006.
- Vidler, Laura. Coming to America: Translating Culture in Two U.S. Productions of the Spanish Comedia, 69-98. Vol. 2, Iss. 1. Washington, DC: Comedia Performance, 2005.
- Vidler, Laura. Towards a Model of Historical Staging Reconstruction of Spanish Golden Age Theater:
Fabia in Lope de Vega's El caballero de Olmedo. In The Theater of Teaching and the Lessons of Theater, edited by Domnica Radulescu and Maria Stadter Fox, 63-78. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2005.
- Vidler, Laura. Entre la espada y el escenario: The Presence, Absence and Manipulation of Stage Properties
in Lope's El caballero de Olmedo, 95-125. Vol. 1, Iss. 1. Washington, DC: Comedia Performance, 2004.
- Vidler, Laura. What Every Comediante Mentor Should Know, 169-174. Vol. 56, Iss. 1. Nashville, TN: Bulletin of the Comediantes, 2004.