NEI Digital Round Tables aim to discuss aspects of research conducted by members of NEI (Núcleo de Estudos Irlandeses of UFSC), in the field of Irish Studies, at undergraduate, MA, PhD and postdoctoral level, with scholars and artists from Ireland, and from the Irish Studies global community.
“The Theatre and Cinema of Martin McDonagh” explores the work of the award-winning playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker Martin McDonagh, as well as contemporary scholarship dedicated to his theatre and cinema: from the international success of the so-called Leenane Trilogy and the Aran Islands plays, in the 1990s, to the recent critical and popular acclaim won by the film The Banshees of Inisherin.
Opening: Deputy Consul General of Ireland Rachel Fitzpatrick Moderation and organizers: Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos and Alinne Fernandes
Eamonn Jordan is Professor of Drama Studies at the School of English, Drama and Film at University College Dublin. His book The Feast of Famine: The Plays of Frank McGuinness (1997) is the first full-length study on McGuinness’s work. In 2000, he edited Theatre Stuff: Critical Essays on Contemporary Irish Theatre. He co-edited with Lilian Chambers The Theatre of Martin McDonagh: A World of Savage Stories (2006). His book Dissident Dramaturgies: Contemporary Irish Theatre was published in 2010 by Irish Academic Press. In 2012, he co-edited with Lilian Chambers The Theatre of Conor McPherson: ‘Right beside the Beyond’. In 2014, his monograph From Leenane to LA: The Theatre and Cinema of Martin McDonagh was published by Irish Academic Press. September 2018 saw the publication of The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance, a work he co-edited with Eric Weitz. The Theatre and Film of Conor McPherson: Conspicuous Communities was published by Methuen Bloomsbury in February 2019. In 2020, Justice and the Plays and Films of Martin McDonagh was published by Palgrave.
Patrick Lonergan is Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies at the University of Galway and a member of the Royal Irish Academy. He has edited or written eleven books on Irish drama and theatre, including Theatre and Globalization (winner of the 2008 Theatre Book Prize), The Theatre and Films of Martin McDonagh (Methuen Drama, 2012), Theatre and Social Media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015) and Irish Drama and Theatre Since 1950 (Bloomsbury, 2019). At present, he is writing a book about Irish Theatre and the Anthropocene; he is also completing research on Shakespearean performance histories in Ireland. For Methuen Drama, he is co-editor of the “Critical Companions” series which has published new books on such dramatists as Friel, Murphy, Pinter, Beckett, Churchill, Hwang, and Ruhl, and on topics including disability theatre, verse drama, and the British and American stage musical. He has lectured widely on Irish drama internationally, including recently in Princeton, Florence, Florianópolis, Wroclaw, Wurzburg, Seoul, and Tokyo. He was the 2019 Burns Visiting Fellow for Irish Studies at Boston College.
Alinne Fernandes is Senior Lecturer in English at UFSC; Laureate of Brazil’s national council for research and technology – CNPq; staff member of the Post-graduate Programmes in English and in Translation Studies at UFSC; Coordinator of NEI; and executive member of ISTR – the Irish Society for Theatre Research. She supervises research at MA and PhD levels in the fields of Irish Studies, Women’s Writings and Translation Studies at PPGI and PGET/UFSC. Beatriz Kopschitz Bastos is staff member of the Postgraduate Programme in English at UFSC; Vice-coordinator of NEI; and executive member of IASIL – The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. She supervises research projects at MA and PhD level in Irish Studies at PPGI/UFSC.