Mariam Galarrita

M.A. English, California State University, Fullerton
B.A. English, California State University, Fullerton

Research Areas

Liminality; the Body; Grotesque theory and art history; Space; Rhetoric

Research Interests

My research interests follow two parallel tracks.  The primary track involves liminality and grotesque bodies in Early Modern drama. The second track is about the underbelly of Absurd drama through a Janus-esque lens, where I’m interested in tracing both grotesque antecedents of Absurdists such as Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco and what follows these Absurdists.

My primary interests, however, are nestled within Early Modern literature, particularly in drama. These interests stem from a fascination with identities fragmented by unstable spaces, and develop into an exploration of Early Modern liminalities and their effects on the body and identity.