Joseph Cermatori is assistant professor of English at Skidmore College. He specializes in the fields of comparative literature, modern and contemporary drama, performance studies, and critical theory. Beyond his research in twentieth-century modernism, his scholarship encompasses the broad history of art and ideas in Western culture from 1600 to the present, focusing on the philosophical content of artistic and creative forms. This episode is on the topic of his book: Baroque Modernity: An Aesthetics of Theater(Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021).
Songs played in this episode:
Original guitar composition by Robert Harrison
“Sister Rosetta Goes Before Us” by Alison Krauss and Robert Plant