Collegiate Affiliation

Michal Kobialka is an internationally recognized theatre historian and scholar. He has published over 100 articles, essays, and reviews as well as presented papers on medieval, eighteenth-century, and contemporary European Theatre.

His current research includes the investigation of representational practices as well as defining the nature of theatre/performance historiography. Additionally, he is focused on examining the temporal and spatial flaws and imperfections in the academic design for the eighteenth century and the Enlightenment, which haunt the Euro-American academy.

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Educational Background & Specialties
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Educational Background

  • PhD: Theatre History and Theory, Graduate School of the City University of New York, 1982 – 1987
  • MA: English and American Literature, Warsaw University, 1976 – 1981
  • Courses: History of Stage Directing, Royal Holloway College, 1979 – 1980


  • Eastern European theater
  • Literature
  • Theatre Historiography
  • Theatre History
  • Medieval Theatre
  • Avant-Garde Theatre and Drama