Joellen A. Meglin
West Chester, PA
Joellen Meglin created innovative coursework and advised doctoral dissertations in the Department of Dance at Temple University, where she is now an emerita faculty member. Her recent research focuses on transgression of boundaries of gender, sexuality, race, class, and genre in women’s choreography and creative process/practice (Ruth Page: The Woman in the Work, Oxford University Press, 2022). She is currently studying themes of lesbianism and violence against women in the 19th-century ballet fantastique (“The Gothic Rituals of Nuns: Ballet of the Nuns, from Diderot to Degas,” in Times of Change, Piretti, 2023). Other research directions are racist imagery of Native Americans during the period of French revolutions and loss of colonies in North America, and intercultural communication (“Between Cultures: Ruth Page and Isamu Noguchi’s Collaborations,” in Border Crossings: Exile and American Modern Dance, 1900–1955, New York Public Library, forthcoming). Dr. Meglin served as editor of Dance Chronicle from 2008 to 2020.