J. Coplen Rose

Dr. J. Coplen Rose is an Assistant Professor at Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada. His article on Pieter-Dirk Uys’s MacBeki and The Merry Wives of Zuma builds on research that he conducted while completing his Ph.D. in the Department of English and Film Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University. Titled “National Crises and Moments of Laughter in ‘Second Interregnum’ South African Drama, 2001-2014,” his dissertation analyzes political criticism and humour in eight plays produced after Nelson Mandela’s retirement. The project was completed through international fieldwork in South Africa between 2012 and 2013. This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

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