Christopher Krejci

Associate Professor, English 9 Month


Department

English

Courses Taught
  • ENGL 1301, Composition I
  • ENGL 1302, Composition II
  • ENGL 2322, British Literature I
  • ENGL 2323, British Literature II
  • HUMN 2223, Western Humanities II
  • THTR 1020, Introduction to Theatre
  • THTR 1025, Acting I
  • THTR 2028, Introduction to Dramatic Literature
  • THTR 3900, Special Topics in Performance
Education
  • Post-Doctoral Studies in Curriculum and Instruction, Louisiana State University, 2012-2014 
  • Ph.D. in Theatre History and Dramatic Literature, Louisiana State University, 2011
  • Master of Liberal Arts in English Literature, St. Edward’s University, 2004
  • B.A. in Theatre, St. Edward’s University, 1999
Teaching Experience
  • Temple College, Associate Professor of English, 2015-present
  • Baton Rouge Community College, Adjunct Instructor of English and Humanities, 2014-2015
  • Zachary Community School District, English and Humanities Teacher (GT Grades 9-12), 2012-2015
  • Zachary Community School District, Theatre Teacher (GT Grades 1-12), 2008-2012
  • Louisiana State University, Board of Regents Fellow, 2004-2008
Professional Publications
  • “Time’s Up! Confronting Toxic Masculinity in British Literature I,” with Beverly Van Note and Kimberly George.  Two-Year College English Association Southwest Region Newsletter, Fall 2020.
  • Challenging Common Core Language Arts Lessons: Activities and Extensions for Gifted and Advanced Learners in Grade 6. Advance Curriculum from the Center for Gifted Education at William and Mary, Prufrock Press, 2017.
  • “Session 13: Wormhole 56C.” Cricket Radio: Ten Short Plays for Broadcast. Script Works, 2006.
Professional Performances
  • “Schrödinger’s Craft.” Perfect Glitch, Script Works, Multi-Platform Production, Out of Ink Annual Ten-Minute Play Showcase 2021.
  • “Soundtrack for the End of the World” and “Everything Old Is New Again,” The 3rd Austin One-Minute Play Festival, Austin Playhouse Theatre, Austin, TX, August 22-24, 2016.
  • “The Right to Bear” and “Lewis and Clark Ride the White Horses.” The 2nd Austin One-Minute Play Festival, Ground Floor Theatre, Austin, TX, August 17-19, 2015.
  • “The Planet Earth Show,” with Gretchen Stein and Derek Mudd. Playmakers of Baton Rouge, The Louisiana Environmental Education Commission, Spring Tour, Central and Southern Louisiana, February 27- April 19, 2015.
  • “The Tragical, Comical, Historical Adventures of Pinocchio.” Patti Pace Performance Festival, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA, February 1, 2013.
  • “Donne with Death.” The D World Book Encyclopedia of 1959, Hopkins Black Box, Baton Rouge, LA, April 24-29, 2012.
  • “The Tragical, Comical, Historical Adventures of Pinocchio.” Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Reilly Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA, March 1-4, 2012.
  • “Spreadsheets,” with Derek Mudd. Hopkins Black Box, Baton Rouge, LA, March 10-14, 2010.
  • “Jazz Funeral for the Arts,” co-producer (live protest performance featured on LPBS with over 250 participating artists/arts patrons from across the state). Baton Rouge, LA, April 1, 2009.
  • The Hobbit, director. Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge Community College, Magnolia Performing Arts Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA, October 2-4, 2009.
  • “Dunce Upon a Dime,” director. Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, LA, Summer 2009.
  • Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, director. Playmakers of Baton Rouge Manship Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA, September 12-21, 2008.
  • “Planet Nobuk,” director. Playmakers of Baton Rouge, Louisiana Summer Library Tour, LA, Summer 2008.
  • Outworks Festival of New LGBTQ Plays, founding festival coordinator (2006-2008). LSU Department of Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA, 2006-2015.
  • “Where Things Are,” director. LSU Department of Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA, Outworks Festival, Spring 2008.
  • “Circling the Drain,” director. LSU Department of Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA, Outworks Festival, Spring 2007.
  • “The Jelly Jam Cycle.” Mi Casa Es Su Teatro, Austin, TX, FronteraFest 2005.
  • “Kidnapped by Craigslist,” director. People’s Improv Theater, New York, NY, Workshop Production, Spring 2006.
  • “Down Baby Down,” director. LSU Department of Theatre, Baton Rouge, LA, Outworks Festival, Spring 2006.
  • “Radio Warp: Destination.” SlamInternational, Howl Festival, New York, NY, August 21-26, 2005.
  • “I Love Lysistrata” (Austin Against War Benefit). Public Idiot Theatre, Penn Field, Austin, TX, Spring 2003.
  • “Flannery, the Undertaker, and the Resurrection.” Script Works Salon, Austin, TX, Fall 2002.
  • “Consumers.” Shard Live Performance Collective, Vortex Theater, Austin, TX, August 8-18, 2002.
  • “Psychodramatherapy” (awarded “Best of Fest Wild Card”). Short Fringe Festival, Austin, TX, FronteraFest 2001.
  • “Limerick Plays.” Short Fringe Festival, Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, TX, FronteraFest 2001.
  • “Lipsynch.” Anakreontic Theatre Lab, John Henry Faulk Theater, Austin, TX, MOMFest 2000.
  • “Jenny! A Musical (awarded “Best of Fest Audience Pick”). Hyde Park Theatre, Austin, TX, FronteraFest 2000.
Professional Presentations
  • “Confronting the Male Gaze in The Way of the World.Time’s Up: Confronting Toxic Masculinity in British Literature I through Active Learning, Two-Year College English Association Southwest Annual Conference, Conroe, TX, October 24-26, 2019.
  • Literature and Composition Assignment Swap, chair. TCCTA Annual Convention, Houston, TX February 2, 2019.
  • Making the Co-requisite Model Work. Roundtable, TCCTA Annual Convention, Houston, TX February 2, 2019
  • “Edwin Forrest and the ‘Art of Manliness,’” with Derek Mudd. Words Made Flesh: The Body as Cross-Cultural Text, South Central Modern Language Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, October 11-14, 2018.
  • Spectacular Transgressions, co-chair with John Fletcher. Multidisciplinary Roundtable, Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, August 3-6, 2017.
  • “Challenging Secondary Gifted Students: Developing a Sense of Self through English Language Arts.” Summer Institute, Center for Gifted Education, College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA, June 27-28, 2016.
  • Collaborative Pedagogy, chair. Roundtable, Southern States Communication Association Annual Conference, Austin, TX, April 6-10, 2016.
  • “Developing a Sense of Self through Reading and Analysis.” Texas Association for Gifted Teachers Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, December 2-4, 2015.
  • Performative Pedagogy, co-chair with Lisa Flanagan. Roundtable, Southern States Communication Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 3-6, 2014.
  • Transformative Pedagogy. Roundtable, Southern States Communication Association, Louisville, KY, April 10-14, 2013.
  • “A Market of Transgression.” LGBTQ Focus Group, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Chicago, IL, August 11-14, 2011.
  • Alive and Kicking (Back): Current Trends in LGBT and Q Research, co-chair with Brent Stansell, Roundtable, LGBTQ Focus Group, Association for Theatre in Higher Education Annual Conference, Los Angeles, CA, August 1-6, 2010.
  • “Staging Children’s Literature.” Baton Rouge Community College, Baton Rouge, LA, October 2, 2009.
  • Border Crossings/Crossers, chair. Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities, South Central Modern Language Association Annual Conference, San Antonio, TX, November 6-8, 2008.
  • Being Apart, Acting Together: Difficult Dialogues at the Intersections of Identities. Roundtable, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Denver, CO, July 28- August 3, 2008.
  • “A Stage of Infinite Possibility.” Mid-America Theatre Conference, Kansas City, MO, February 28- March 2, 2008.
  • Exploring Culture and Identity on Stage, chair. Special Session, South Central Modern Language Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX, October 26-28, 2006.
  • “Passion in the Letters of Rupert Brooke and Jim Strachey,” with Derek Mudd. Special Session, South Central Modern Language Association, Memphis, TN, November 1-3, 2007.
  • “Teaching, Performing, and Thinking Theatre at Louisiana State University Post-Katrina.” Theory and Criticism Focus Group, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, New Orleans, LA, July 24-29, 2007.
  • [How] Does Activist Performance Work? Seminar, American Society for Theatre Research, Phoenix, AZ, November 15-18, 2007.
  • LGBTQ Research. Working Group, American Society for Theatre Research, Toronto, Canada, November 10-13.
  • “Illusions of Utopia in Harry Kondoleon’s Saved or Destroyed.” Gay and Lesbian Caucus, South Central Modern Language Association, Houston, TX, October 27-29, 2005.
  • Performing the City. Roundtable, LGBTQ Focus Group Pre-conference, Association for Theatre in Higher Education, New York, NY, July 30, 2003.
Awards
  • NISOD Excellence Award, National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development, International Conference on Teaching and Leadership Excellence, May 28, 2017.
Research Interests
  • Women and Gender Studies
  • Satire and Comedy
  • Gothic Literature and Film
  • The Historical Avante-garde
  • Postmodern Theatre and Drama
Research Summary

Although my work crosses disciplinary boundaries, it usually revolves around issues related to identity and social justice. In my research, I look to literature, art, media, and performance to explore the intersections of creativity, identity, culture, and critical-theory. My graduate research focused on postmodern drama and theories of transgression to interrogate the limits of culture, identity, pedagogy, performance, and media. My current research considers ways in which literary, visual, and media texts across a number of contemporary and historical sites inscribe and subvert notions of masculinity and femininity.