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 due to Syracuse at the end of the month. Anjili Babbar, Gerard Brennan, Declan Burke, Nancy Marck Cantwell, Brian Cliff, Fiona Coleman Coffey, Bridget English, Richard Howard, Rosemary Johnsen, Joe Long, and Shane Mawe are among those who are contributing chapters. It's looking good. 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.
After Guilt, it's a return to drama with The Theater of Wallace Shawn. Oh, and one other book. More on both soon.
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