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Dr Mark Phelan

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Mark Phelan

Mr Mark Phelan

Lecturer

Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 5107

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Research Interests

My research is primarily concerned with contemporary post-conflict theatre/performance in Northern Ireland as well as Irish theatre history/historiography in general, with a specialist emphasis on theatre in the North of Ireland. I also maintain wide-ranging research interests in other areas and have written on post-conflict photography in the North; nineteenth-century faction fighting; bare knuckle boxing; radio drama; queer historiography; theatre criticism; Roger Casement; Stewart Parker, Brian Friel and The Northern Revival. Connecting these otherwise disparate topics is my shared interest in the roles ‘played’ by theatre and performance in relation to politics, culture and the public sphere.

I would welcome prospective PhD students interested in working in any of these areas and have supervised several doctoral projects including work on post-conflict theatre in Northern Ireland, Queer Theatre & Performance, the Role of Song in Irish Theatre, as well as doctorates on Stewart Parker, Marina Carr, Brian Friel and Owen McCafferty.

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