Catherine Cann (Photo: John Jameson)
Name: Catherine Cann.
Position: Costume shop manager for the Program in Theater and Dance. Responsible for making, renting or buying all costumes used for theater and dance productions in the program. Supervising work-study students who help with the costumes.
Quote: “Each production is very different, and what I enjoy the most is the variety of each project. In the 15 years I’ve been here, we’ve only repeated two plays, ‘Twelfth Night’ and ‘The Seagull.’ The most interesting moment for me is the first dress rehearsal, when the lights and sets and design work and costumes come together. That’s very rewarding.”
Other interests: Serving on the planning board in Rocky Hill. Biking. Traveling with her husband, Kevin, and their adult children, Ryan and Whitney.
Rabaté appointed full professor
Princeton NJ — The appointment of Jean-Michel Rabaté as the Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Comparative Literature has been approved by the Board of Trustees.
Rabaté, whose appointment is effective Sept. 1, 2006, will come from the University of Pennsylvania. This past spring, he was named the inaugural holder of Penn’s Vartan Gregorian Professorship in the Humanities.
Rabaté is a widely published literary theorist whose areas of interest include 20th-century modernism, psychoanalysis and critical theory. He has written more than 20 books including “The Ghosts of Modernity,” “James Joyce and the Politics of Egoism” and “The Future of Theory.” He is the editor of “The Cambridge Companion to Lacan” and co-editor of “William Anastasi’s Pataphysical Society: Jarry, Joyce, Duchamp and Cage.” He has served as a senior editor of the Journal of Modern Literature, a trustee of the James Joyce Foundation and a senior curator of the Slought Foundation.
Before going to Penn in 1992, Rabaté spent two decades on the faculty at the University of Bourgogne. He has also been a visiting professor at the University of Manchester and the University of Montréal. He completed both his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees at the University of Paris VIII.