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My research and teaching cover drama/theatre and a range of modern Irish Studies, from revivalist drama to contemporary fiction. I earned my PhD at Trinity College, Dublin, with a thesis that ultimately became The Urban Plays of the Early Abbey Theatre: Beyond O'Casey  (Syracuse). While working on that book, I taught in Philadelphia. A highlight was co-convening a Ulysses reading group with Shelly Brivic and Samuel R. Delany


The Contemporary Irish Detective Novel (Palgrave Macmillan) includes an introduction tracing the evolution of Irishness in detective fiction and chapters on series by Peter Tremayne, John Connolly, Declan Hughes, Ken Bruen, Brian McGilloway, Stuart Neville, Tana French, Jane Casey, and Benjamin Black. The  paperback is out.


The MS for Guilt Rules All: Mysteries, Detectives, and Crime in Irish Fiction is with the editors and readers at Syracuse University Press. More news on its pub date and status as I know it.  Anjili BabbarGerard Brennan, Declan Burke, Nancy Marck Cantwell, Brian Cliff, Fiona Coleman Coffey, Bridget English, Richard HowardRosemary Johnsen, Joe Long, and Shane Mawe are among those who are contributing chapters.  I'm so proud to be in the company of this talented group of crime writing aficionados.


Wrapping up Endnotes to Molloy with Nicholas Johnson. Like our Endnotes to Murphy, this will be licensed through Creative Commons.


I recently resumed work on The Theater of Wallace Shawn. Have been hearing from folks who share my enthusiasm for his work. Stay in touch! I'm hoping to have news to share on this title by early spring.

Elizabeth Mannion