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Joan B. Acocella (ne Ross, born 1945) is an American journalist who is the dance critic for The New Yorker. She has written several books on dance, literature, and psychology.

Acocella received her B.A. in English in 1966 from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a Ph.D. in comparative literature at Rutgers University in 1984 with a thesis on the Ballets Russes. She received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1993.

Acocella has served as the senior critic and reviews editor for Dance Magazine and New York dance critic for the Financial Times. Her writing also appears regularly in the New York Review of Books. She began writing for The New Yorker in 1992 and was appointed dance critic in 1998.

Her books include Creating Hysteria: Women and Multiple Personality Disorder (1999), Mark Morris (1993), a biography of modern dancer and choreographer Mark Morris, and Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints (2007), which explores the virtues common among extraordinary artists. She also edited The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky: Unexpurgated Edition (1999), Andre Levinson on Dance (1991), and Mission to Siam: The Memoirs of Jessie MacKinnon Hartzell (2001).

Her New Yorker article "Cather and the Academy", which appeared in the November 27, 1995 issue, received a Front Page Award from the Newswomen’s Club of New York and was included in the “Best American Essays” anthology of 1996. She expanded the essay into Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism (2004).

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Total Books: 18
Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints Essays
2008 - Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints Essays (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780307275769
ISBN-10: 0307275760
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction
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Twenty-Eight Artists and Two Saints Essays
Mark Morris
2004 - Mark Morris (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780819567314
ISBN-10: 0819567310
Genres: Arts & Photography, Biographies & Memoirs
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Abnormal Psychology Current Perspectives Study Guide
2004 - Abnormal Psychology Current Perspectives Study Guide (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780072450392
ISBN-10: 0072450398
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism
2002 - Willa Cather and the Politics of Criticism (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375712951
ISBN-10: 037571295X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction
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The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky
2000 - The Diary of Vaslav Nijinsky (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780374526931
ISBN-10: 0374526931
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Abnormal Psychology Current Perspectives
1999 - Abnormal Psychology Current Perspectives (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780073988696
ISBN-10: 0073988693
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
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Creating Hysteria  Women and Multiple Personality Disorder
Abnormal Psychology Current Perspectives
1996 - Abnormal Psychology Current Perspectives (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780070066151
ISBN-10: 0070066159
Genre: Health, Fitness & Dieting
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Mark Morris
1995 - Mark Morris (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780374524180
ISBN-10: 0374524181
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
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Mark Morris
1993 - Mark Morris (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780374202958
ISBN-10: 0374202958
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Abnormal Psychology Current Perspectives
Abnormal Psychology Current Perspectives (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780072928389
ISBN-10: 0072928387
Genre: Science & Math
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Abnormal Psychology Text and Casebook
Abnormal Psychology Text and Casebook (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780075561743
ISBN-10: 0075561743
Genre: Medical Books
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Dancers
Dancers (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780821218945
ISBN-10: 0821218948
Genres: Arts & Photography, Sports & Outdoors
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