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  • Changing patterns of care and socialisation
  • Inequality and social justice
  • Political change and new political challenges
  • Economy, welfare and public administration
  • Cultural change

ASC Directors: Dr John O'Brien, Dr Jennifer O'Mahoney

ASC Officers

  • Dr Lorraine Bowman-Grieve
  • Dr Jacinta Byrne-Doran
  • Dr Katie Cagney
  • Keira Flanagan
  • Dr Niamh Maguire
  • Dr John McNamara
  • Dr Hazel O'Brien
  • Dr Jill O'Mahony
  • Dr Méabh Savage
  • Michael Tobin

 

ASC Members

  • Dr Christa de Brún
  • Dr Suzanne Denieffe
  • Dr Fiona Ennis
  • Dr Carol Yelverton-Halpin
  • Dr Richard Hayes
  • Dr Jennifer Kavanagh
  • Dr Úna Kealy
  • Aaron Kent
  • Dayna Killian
  • Dr Kate McCarthy
  • Dr Jenny O’Connor
  • Dr Muireann Prendergast

 

Researchers within Performing the Region

  • Dr Kate McCarthy
  • Dr Úna Kealy
  • Dr Christa de Brún
  • Dr Fiona Ennis
  • Dr Richard Hayes
  • Aaron Kent
  • Dayna Killian
  • Dr Jenny O’Connor

Analysing Social Change Publications

2021

Anderson, I, Doherty, K., & O’Mahoney, J. (forthcoming, 2021). Accounting for Rape: Psychology, Feminism and Discourse Analysis in the Study of Sexual Violence, 2nd ed. London: Routledge. 

Denieffe S., Castineira C., Denny M., “The Impact of Dragon Boating for Fatigue in Cancer Survivors,” Journal of Nursing Practitioners (In Press).

Doyle, M., Gornicka, B. and Plante, R., (2021). Sex and Sexualities in Ireland: I Doyle, M. (forthcoming, 2021) ‘Visual Culture and Bodily Performances of Irish MSM on Grindr (2021). In: Doyle, M. Gornicka, B and Plante, R, ed Sex and Sexualities. in Ireland: InterdisciplinaryPerspectives. Palgrave MacMillan.

Friend, C., Bowman Grieve, L., Kavanagh, J. & Palace, M. (2020). Fighting Cybercrime: A review of the Irish experience. International Journal of Cyber Criminology, 14 (2), July-December, Open Access). 

Holme, I., Joel-Edgar, S., Doyle, M. and Gornicka, B., (forthcoming, 2022). Social media and political participation: Making sense of Digital Feminist Twitter Artifacts in the aftermath of a Belfast Rape Trial and #IBelieveHer. In: R. Hartshorne, V. Benson and J. McAlaney, ed., Handbook of Social Media in Education, Consumer Behavior and Politics. Elsevier. 

Interdisciplinary Perspectives. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan. 

Maguire, N. (2021) (Forthcoming) ‘Book Review: Sentencing: A Social Process, Rethinking Research and Policy’, Probation Journal 68(2). 

O’Brien, J. ‘The Use of Public Houses as a Collective Representation of the Covid-19 Pandemic in Ireland’, Irish Journal of Sociology, 29(2). 

O’Brien, J. ‘The Belfast Rape Trial and the Construction of a Public Problem’, in Doyle, Mark, Gornicka, Barbara & Plante, Rebecca (eds) Sex and Sexualities in Ireland: Interdisciplinary Perspectives. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [in press] 

O’Brien, J. ‘From Abiding to Accelerating to Anomic: Generational Waves of Change in Irish Drinking Culture, 1845-Present’, in Fenton, Laura & Thurnell-Read, Thomas (eds) Alcohol, Age, Generation and the Life Course. London: Palgrave McMillan. [in press] 

O’Brien, J. ‘Controlled Decontrolling – The Role of Culture in Regulating Intoxication’, in Geoffrey Hunt (ed.) Routledge Handbook of Intoxicants and Intoxication. London: Routledge.

Ronan, M., O’Mahoney, J., Cagney, K. A sociocultural analysis of Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s State Apology to the Magdalene Women. Culture & Psychology. 

O’Mahoney, J. “The role of born digital data in confronting a difficult and contested past through digital storytelling: The Waterford Memories Project. AI & Society. 

Donnelly, M., Stapleton, L. & O’Mahoney, J. (in press, 2021). Born Digital and Marginalisation: An Empirical Study of How Born Digital Data Systems Continue the Legacy of Social Violence towards LGBTQ+ Communities in Ireland. AI & Society. 

O’Mahoney, J. The Role of Digital and Public Humanities in Confronting the Past: Survivors’ of Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries Truth TellingIn T. Thomson & A. Schwan, Palgrave Handbook for the Digital and Public Humanities. London: Palgrave.   

O’Mahoney, J., McCarthy, K., & Culleton, J. (forthcoming, 2021). Public Performance and Reclaiming Space: Waterford’s Magdalene Laundry. In M. Haughton, E. Pine, & M. McAuliffe, Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries: Commemoration, Gender and Systems of Abuse. Manchester: MUP.   

O’Rourke, M., O’Mahoney, J., & O’Donnell, K. (forthcoming, 2021). Institutional abuse in Ireland: Lessons from survivors and legal professionals. In O. Lynch, J. Windle, & Y. Ahmed (Eds.), Nothing about us without us: Giving voice to diversity in Criminological Research. Bristol, UK: Bristol University Press.   

O’Mahoney, J. & Anderson, I. (2021). Using narrative analysis to inform about female and male sexual victimisation. In C. Squire (Ed), Stories Changing Lives. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. 

 

2020

Bowman Grieve, L. & Herron, S.  The And now: Irish Republicanism and Ulster Loyalism online. In Littler, M. & Lee, B. (Eds.), Digital Extremisms: Readings in Violence, Radicalisation and Extremism in the online space. Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Denieffe , S. Commentary: Purposive sampling:  Complex or simple? Research case examples. Journal of Research in Nursing.  https://doi.org/10.1177/1744987120928156.

Finn, F. O’Gorman, C., McCarthy, M. Denieffe S., Informing best practice for supportive housing with care for older adults: a qualitative investigation of service user views. Journal of Ageing and Environment.  https://doi.org/10.1080/26892618.2020.1772442.

O’ Brien, HInstitutional gender negotiations in Irish Mormon Congregations” in Hoyt, A. and Petrey, T.G (eds) The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Mormonism pp 405-419 Routledge: London; New York https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351181600-32  

Halford, A. and O’ Brien, H. “Contemporary issues for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Ireland and the United Kingdom” in Shepherd, G.R, Shepherd G.A, and Cragun, R.T (eds) The Palgrave Handbook of Global Mormonism Palgrave Macmillan: Houndsmills; Basingstoke; New York https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-52616-0_18.

Matthews, E., Cowman, M., Denieffe, S. “Exploring the experiences of physical activity among key stakeholders in rehabilitation and recovery mental health services,” Issues in Mental Health Nursing.  https://doi.org/10.1080/01612840.2020.1789782.

O’Brien, J. ‘Plato’s Statesman: Protecting Phronesis from Code’, in Horvath, Agnes, Szakolczai, Arpad & Marangudakis, Manussos (eds.) Modern Leaders: In between charisma and trickery. London: Routledge. 

O’ Brien, H. (2020) “What does the rise of digital religion during Covid-19 tell us about religion’s capacity to adapt?” in Irish Journal of Sociology DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0791603520939819.   

O’ Brien, H. (2020) “Institutional gender negotiations in Irish Mormon Congregations” in

Sakki, I., Hakoköngäs, E., Brescó de Luna, I., Csertó, I., Kello, K., Miguel, I., O’Mahoney, J., Pólya, T., & Valentim, J. (2020). European unification as lived memory: Shared and diverse representations in textbooks of six countries. Asian Journal of Social Psychology, https://doi.org/10.1111/ajsp.12448

O’Brien, J. (2020) The Covid-19 Pandemic: Sociological Reflections. Maynooth: Sociological Association of Ireland. 

O’Brien, J. & Flores, R. (2020) ‘Debates Editors Introduction: Sociological Responses to COVID-19 (Part 2), Irish Journal of Sociology 28(3). 

O’Brien, J. & Flores, R. (2020) ‘Debates Editors Introduction: Sociological Responses to COVID-19 (Part 1), Irish Journal of Sociology 28(2). 

O’Brien, J. (2020) ‘The Dialectic of Alienation and Sociability: A Simmelian Reading of the Pandemic’, Irish Journal of Sociology. 29(3). 

O’Brien, J. and Doyle. L. (2020) ‘A Cacophony of Protocol: Disability Services in the Context of the Covid-19 Pandemic’, Irish Journal of Sociology, 28(3).  

O’Brien, J. (2020) ‘A Path to the Future, or Ambivalent Payoffs: Tragic Complexity, or a Foundation for Good Order’, Journal of Political Power, 13(3). 

Sheehan, P., Denieffe, S., Murphy, N.M., Harrison. M, “Exercise is more effective than health education in reducing fatigue in fatigued cancer survivors,” Support Care Cancer 28(10):4953-4962.

 

2019

Bowman Grieve, L., Palisinski, M. & Shortland, N. Psychology perspectives on community vengeance as a terrorist motivator - a review, Safer Communities, 18, (2/4) 81-93. 

Hunt, P., Denieffe, S., Gooney, M. “Running on empathy: Relationship of empathy to compassion satisfaction and compassion fatigue in cancer healthcare professionals,”  European Journal of Cancer Care (Engl), Sep;28(5):e13124. doi: 10.1111/ecc.13124.  

Kelly, F., Reidy, M., Denieffe, S., Madden,  C. Older adults' views on their person-centred care needs in a long-term care setting in Ireland. Br J Nurs. May 9;28(9):552-557. doi: 10.12968/bjon.2019.28.9.552.PMID:31070960 

Maguire, N. (2019) ‘Pre-sentence reports: Constructing the subject of punishment’ in P. Ugwudike, H. Graham,  F. McNeill, F.S. Taxman, and C. Trotter (eds) The Routledge Companion to Rehabilitative Work in Criminal Justice. Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, pp.  1216-1246 

McNamara, J. ‘Of the People’: A Brief Anatomy of an Archetypal Nationalism. Irish Journal of Sociology, Vol.27, No.1 (February) pp. 4-21. 

O’ Brien, H. (2019) “The marginality of ‘Irish Mormonism’: Confronting intersections of religion, race, and nation” in Journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions 21 pp 52-75 DOI: https://doi.org/10.18792/jbasr.v21i0.40.

O’ Brien, H. (2019) review of Zerubavel, E. (2018) Taken for Granted: The Remarkable Power of the Unremarkable, Princeton UP: Princeton and Oxford for Cultural Sociology 13(2) pp 258-260 https://doi.org/10.1177/1749975519834265

O’Mahoney, J. (2019). Sites of memory and social justice: Waterford’s Magdalene Laundry. In P. Salter & S. Mukherjee (Eds.), History and Collective Memory: Its Role in Shaping National Identities. New York: Nova. 

O’Mahoney, J., Bowman-Grieve, L., Torn, A. (2019). Ireland’s Magdalene Laundries and the psychological architecture of surveillance. In A. Mackay & S. Flynn (Eds.), Surveillance, Architecture and Control. London: Palgrave Macmillan. 

Palasinski, M., Brown, W., Shortland, N., Riggs, D., Bowman-Grieve, L., & Chen, M.  (2019). Masculinity, Injury and Death –Exploring Anti-knife-carrying Messages, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-20. 

Sinclair D., and  Denieffe, S., Developing a national undergraduate standardized curriculum for future healthcare professionals on "Making Every Contact Count" for chronic disease prevention in the Republic of Ireland. J Interprof Care. Nov 23:1-5. https://doi.org/10.1080/13561820.2019.1684884.

Varley, L.P., Denieffe, S., O'Gorman, C., Murphy, A., Gooney, M. “A systematic review of noninvasive and invasive sialorrhoea management,” Journal of Clinical Nursing, Jul 18. doi: 10.1111/jocn.15009. .PMID: 31318993. 

Wells, J. Bergin, M. Connolly, J. & Denieffe, S.   First Responders' Narratives of Drowning: Perceptions of Family and Community Impacts and Policy Implications, International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education,  https://doi.org/10.25035/ijare.11.04.03. 

2018

Boone, M., and Maguire, N (eds.) (2018) The Enforcement of Offender Supervision in Europe: Understanding Breach Processes, London: Routledge.

Boone, M. and Maguire, N. (2018) ‘Introduction: comparing breach processes: Aims, concepts,
methodology and figures’ in M. Boone and N. Maguire (eds) The Enforcement of Offender Supervision in Europe: Understanding Breach Processes, Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, pp.3-18.

Hucklesby, A. Maguire, N., Anagnostaki, M. and Jose Cid (2018) ‘Legitimacy, fairness and justice in breach processes:
comparative perspectives’, in M. Boone and N. Maguire (eds) The Enforcement of Offender Supervision in Europe: Understanding Breach Processes, Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, pp.77-105.

Kavanagh, J. (2018) Constitutional Law – Core Text Series (Dublin: Clarus Press).

Kavanagh, J. (2018), ‘A Change is Gonna Come – Review of the Proposals on the Referendum on Blasphemy’, Law Society Gazette vol.112 No 7 Aug/Sept 2018. 

Maguire, N. and Boone, M. (2018) ‘Conclusion: understanding breach processes: major themes, insights and questions for future research’ in M. Boone and N. Maguire (eds) The Enforcement of Offender Supervision in Europe: Understanding Breach Processes, Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, pp. 106-116.

Maguire, N. (2018) ‘Non-compliance and breach processes in the context
of community service orders and early release:
The Republic of Ireland’ in M. Boone and N. Maguire (eds) The Enforcement of Offender Supervision in Europe: Understanding Breach Processes, Abingdon, Oxford: Routledge, pp.181-197.  

Maguire, N. (2018) ‘Non-compliance and Breach Processes in Ireland: A Pilot Study, Irish Probation Journal, 15: 47-69.  

Matthews, E.  Cowman, M. Brannigan,  M., Sloan, D., Ward,  P.B., Denieffe. S, “Examining the barriers to physical activity between active and inactive people with severe mental illness in Ireland,” Mental Health and Physical Activity 15, 139-144. 

Matthews. E, Denieffe, S. and Cowman. M.  “Calling for a change in Irish mental health care strategy for cohesive physical activity and sedentary behaviour inclusion,” Irish Journal of Psychological Medicine.  8-1-3.

McCarthy, B., Denieffe, S. Fitzgerald, S., O’Shea, M., Condon, C., Hartnett‐Collins, G.  Electronic nursing documentation interventions to promote or improve patient safety and quality care: A systematic review Journal of nursing management. 27(3):491-501. 

O’Brien, JStates of Intoxication: The Place of Alcohol in Civilization. London: Routledge. 

O'Brien, J. (2018) 'The Subversion of Worldviews and Possibility of ‘Virtuous Drinking’ through Public Health Policy', in Horvath, A. & Roman, C (eds.) Divinisation and Technology. London: Routledge. 

O’Mahoney, J. Advocacy and the Magdalene Laundries: Towards a psychology of social change. Qualitative Research in Psychology, DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2017.1416803. 

Palasinski, M., Shortland, N., Humann, M., Bowman-Grieve, L., & Gallova, V. (2018) Anxiety about Digital Security and Terrorism and Support for Counter-terror Measures. Safer Communities, 17 (3), 156-166.  

Reidy, M., Foran, S., Denieffe S., Exploring breast cancer and screening awareness among Irish women with intellectual disabilities. British Journal of Learning Disabilities.  46 (3)  193-201 

Savage, M. (2018) ‘Why women’s homelessness is a social justice issue’, Think Piece, Women’s Homelessness in Europe Network, available: http://womenshomelessness.org/blog/category/think-pieces

 

2017

Alison, L., Palisinski, M., Warring S., Shortland, N., Humphrey, A., Humann, M. & Bowman Grieve, L. Between a rock and a hard place of geopolitically sensitive threats – Critical incidents and decision intertia. Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression,  10, 207-224. 

Carr, N. and Maguire, N. ‘Pre-sentence Reports and Individualised Justice: Consistency, Temporality and Contingency’, Irish Probation Journal, 14: 52-71.

Denny, M. Denieffe, S. Panjhkar M., Using a Non-Equivalent Control Group Design in Educational Research. Sage Research Methods Cases:http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781526419156

Denny, M., Denieffe, S., Pnajkhar, M.  Exploring Community Attitudes to People with Learning Disabilities - Using a Micro-Neighbourhood Design.  In Tech.  In Psychology » "Learning Disabilities - An International Perspective", book edited by Carolyn S. Ryan, ISBN 978-953-51-3652-1, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3651-4, Published: November 29.

Doyle, K., O’Brien, J. and Maguire, N. ‘Precarious Work in a Precarious Place: Experiences of Door Staff working in the Night-Time Economy’, Irish Journal of Anthropology Special Issue on Labour Market (In Press).

Hartrey L, Denieffe S, Wells J.S., A systematic review of barriers and supports to the participation of students with mental health difficulties in higher education. Mental Health and Prevention.  6, 26-43. 

Hunt, P. Denieffe, S. Gooney, M. Burnout and its relationship to empathy in nursing: a review of the literature. Journal of  Research in Nursing. 22:1-2.  

Maguire, N. and Nicola, C. Individualising Justice: Pre-sentence Reports in the Irish Criminal Justice System, Probation Service Research Report No 6, Dublin: Probation Service  

Matthews E, Denieffe, S., Cowman, M.  Using Experience-based Co-design for the development of physical activity provision in non-acute rehabilitation and recovery mental health care. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 24(7):545-552.  

McNamara, J. ‘The Fight to Bear Arms’: Challenging the Second Amendment and the U.S. Constitution as a Sacred Text. European Journal of American Studies Vol. 12, No.2 (Summer) Article 15. 

O’Brien, J., Doyle, K. and Maguire, N. ‘Precarity in the Night-Time Economy’, Irish Journal of Anthropology, 19(1), 19-30. 

Trifkovič,KC , Lorber L, Denny M, Denieffe, S., Gönc, V.  Attitudes of Nursing Students' Towards Learning Communication Skills. In Teaching and Learning in Nursing. InTech. ISBN 978-953-51-3154-0, Print ISBN 978-953-51-3153-3.

 

2016

Barrett, E., Denieffe, S., Bergin, M., Gooney, M. An exploration of paediatric nurses' views of caring for infants who have suffered non-accidental injury. J Clin Nurs.  doi: 10.1111/jocn.13439.

Doyle, M.,High Heels to Hard Men – The Liminal Process of Becoming a Warrior. In: D. Downey, E. Parker and I. Kinane, ed., Landscapes of Liminality: Between Space and Place. London: Rowman & Littlefield, pp.195-212. 

Kavanagh, J. (2016) ‘Electoral Law in Ireland:  Sustaining Electoral Integrity from Process, Procedures and Precedent?’ in Buckley F. and Reidy T. (eds.) Electoral Management: Institutions and Practices in an Established Democracy: The Case of Ireland. (Oxford: Routledge).

Kavanagh, J. ‘#tweetgate -When Public Service Broadcasters and Twitter go to War in Thussu D. (Ed.) European Media Policy for the Twenty-First Century: Assessing the Past, Setting Agendas for the Future (Oxford: Routledge).  

Maguire, N. ‘Sentencing’ in (Eds.) D. Healy, C., Hamilton, Y. Daly, and M. Butler, Routledge Handbook of Irish Criminology, London: Routledge.

O’Mahoney, J, Yeager, J. & Culleton, J. Gendered violence and cultural forgetting: The case of the Irish Magdalenes. Radical History Review, 126: 134-146. 

Savage, M. (2016) "Gendering Women's Homelessness," Irish Journal of Applied Social Studies, 16 (2)(4), doi:10.21427/D7KB0X, available: https://arrow.tudublin.ie/ijass/vol16/iss2/4

Savage, M.‘Why we need to recognise the sexual health needs of women who experience homelessness’, Sexual Health News, (3), p.20, available: https://issuu.com/murphyprintdesign/docs/shnissue3

Vrbnjak, D., Denieffe, S., O'Gorman C, Pajnkihar M. Barriers to reporting medication errors and near misses among nurses: A systematic review. Int J Nurs Stud.  63:162-178. 

 

2015

Bowman Grieve, L. Cyber-terrorism and Moral Panics: A Reflection on the Discourse of Cyber-terrorism. In L. Jarvis, S. MacDonald & T. Chen (Eds), Terrorism Online: Politics, Law and Technology. Oxon: Routledge. 

Cartledge, S. Bowman Grieve, L. & Palasinski, M. The Mechanisms of Moral Disengagement in George W. Bush’s ‘War on Terrorism’ Rhetoric. The Qualitative Report, 20, 1905-1921.

Kavanagh, J. Electoral Law in Ireland (Dublin: Bloomsbury Professional).  

Kavanagh, J. ‘Freedom of Information and National Security’ in Felle, T. and Ashead, M. (eds.), 15 Years of Freedom of Information in Ireland (Manchester: Manchester University Press).

Kavanagh, J. ‘Electoral Law in Ireland:  Sustaining Electoral Integrity from Process, Procedures and Precedent?’ Irish Political Studies, vol. 30, no. 4 December.

Kavanagh, J. ‘Robust Debate’ – A Socio-Legal Examination of Political Speech Rights and Irish Democracy under Articles 6 and 40.6.1(i)’ Socio-Legal Studies Review Vol 3. 

Maguire, N., Beyens, K., Boone, M., Laurinavicius, A., Persson, A. ‘Using vignette methodology to research the process of breach comparatively’ European Journal of Probation (forthcoming)  

O’Brien, J. ‘Commemoration in the Civilizing Process: Reconciliation, Melancholy and Abstraction in Contemporary Memorializing’, International Political Anthropology, 2(14), 99-116.  

O’Brien, J. & Byrne, L. Editors Introduction, International Political Anthropology, 2(14): 3-5. 

O’Brien, J. Graceful Living: The Experience of Unemployment and the Built Environment, in Boland, Tom & Griffin, Ray (eds.) The Sociology of Unemployment. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 

O’Brien, J. and Griffin, R. ‘On the Statistical Composition of Unemployment’, Boland, Tom & Griffin, Ray (eds.) The Sociology of Unemployment. Manchester: Manchester University Press. 

Reidy M., Denieffe, S., Foran, S. Cancer awareness and screening in women with intellectual disabilities: An Irish perspective. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities 28(1): 57. 

Performing the Region Project Team Members

Dr Úna Kealy lectures in Theatre Studies and English in South East Technological University and, in recent years, Úna’s research has focused on the work of playwright Teresa Deevy. In addition to academic publications this research takes the form of rehearsed play readings and practical workshops. Úna’s research is driven by a desire to interrogate questions of identity, marginalization, social inclusion and exclusion and to work with colleagues in sister institutions, cultural organisations, independent theatre makers, cultural advisory bodies and policy makers so as to improve equality of opportunity and achievement for all who wish to work in the Irish cultural sector. A full list of publications, curated events and research events is found here.

 

Dayna Killian is the PhD candidate for the ‘Performing Women’ project and an awardee of the SETU Waterford PhD Scholarship fund. Her research recoups the work of women playwrights who submitted work to the Abbey theatre prior to 1940. Dayna was a finalist in the ‘Making an Impact competition’ 2016, a Fulbright student at Notre Dame University in 2017, and was awarded second place in the ISTR New Scholar competition in 2018.

 

 

Aaron Kent graduated from Waterford Institute of Technology’s Bachelor of Arts programme with first class honours in 2018. In the same year, an essay submitted during his SETU Waterford coursework received a commendation from The Global Undergraduate awards. In 2020 Aaron collaborated with supervisors Dr Úna Kealy and Dr Kate McCarthy to begin a PhD project entitled: Re-shaping narratives: An analysis of life and culture as dramatized by Irish women playwrights following the Irish War of Independence, (1922 – 1959). This collaboration resulted in Irish Research Council funding under the Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship call of 2020.

 

 

Dr Kate McCarthy lectures in Drama at SETU Waterford. Her research interests include: the arts and education; contemporary theatre practice, in particular participatory performance and live art; the work of Waterford playwright, Teresa Deevy; and Waterford’s Magdalene Laundry and Industrial School. Kate’s teaching, research, and practice explores and challenges exclusionary and gendered narratives. Her research outputs take many forms including: theatre practice, workshops, community engagement projects, public talks, podcasts, as well as publications. As a practitioner, Kate has facilitated and devised contemporary performance projects in Ireland and in the UK—ranging from youth theatre to site-responsive and street theatre to drama and theatre education projects. Kate’s professional profile is available here.

 

 

Dr Richard Hayes is currently Vice President for Strategy at SETU Waterford. He was previously Head (Dean) of the School of Humanities. He is a graduate of Maynooth University and University College Dublin, Ireland, from which he received a PhD for a thesis on American theatre. He has lectured in a number of higher education institutions in Ireland and abroad and has published articles and essays on many aspects of Irish and American literature and theatre. His research interests include regional theatre and regional arts, regional economic, cultural and social development, higher education policy and practice, and (more recently) urbanism. He is a board member of the Eugene O’Neill Ancestral Trust, Wexford, and of the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA), Waterford.

 

Dr Christa de Brún lectures in English Literature in SETU Waterford. She holds a BA in English and Philosophy from UCD, an MA in Contemporary European Philosophy from UCD, an MPhil in Anglo Irish Literature from Trinity College Dublin, a PgDip in Applied Learning and Teaching from SETU Waterford and a PhD in Literature and Education from NUIM. An academic and a poet, Christa teaches mainly in the Department of Arts in SETU Waterford. She has published widely in the field of literature, critical consciousness and education and also has a number of creative publications.

 

Dr. Fiona Ennis has won the Molly Keane Creative Writing Award and was one of the winners of the 2021 Fish Short Story Prize. Her fiction has been shortlisted for international literary awards, such as the Bristol Short Story Prize and the US-based Philosophy Ethics Short Story Competition, and her work has been highly commended in others, such as the Manchester Fiction Prize and the Seán O’ Faoláin International Short Story Competition. She has read her fiction at literary festivals such as the Write by the Sea Literary Festival, the Leicester-based #HomeByTen Festival, Waterford Writers’ Weekend, and the Immrama Festival. She holds a BA in English and Philosophy and an MA in English Literature and Publishing from National University of Ireland, Galway. She also has a PhD in Philosophy from University College Cork. She lectures in Literature and Philosophy in SETU Waterford. 

 

 

Dr Jenny O’Connor is a lecturer in the Humanities department at South East Technological University where she teaches on the BA Arts programme. In addition, she teaches modules on narrative and communications across two other Schools in the university. She has presented and published papers on the intersection of Deleuzian theory and film studies (which was the subject of her PhD). Recent conference papers in Ireland and in the UK (respectively) have focused on COIL (Collaborative Online International Learning) and on Deleuzian theory and cinema. Dr O’Connor is a member of the Transdisciplinary Education and Community Health Collaboratory (TEaCH CoLab) group, a global teaching co-op established by Health Promotion and Humanities faculty at three higher education institutes (SETU Waterford, SETU Carlow and the University of Washington, Bothell). She is currently interested in digital storytelling as both pedagogical practice and a tool for research dissemination, and has undergone training in digital storytelling facilitation through StoryCenter in Berkeley, California. She runs a podcast series called “The Nerve” which brings together staff, students and special guests to discuss a range of topics, including English literature, cultural events and critical theory. The podcast is available here and on all of the usual platforms: https://anchor.fm/the-nerve

Performing the Region: Dissemination Activities

The Performing the Region research project consists of research into theatre practice and playwrights emanating from the South East of Ireland. Founded in 2012, faculty and students in SETU Waterford, working collaboratively with theatre practitioners and arts organisations in Waterford city, produce, critique, and re-evaluate theatre work relevant to the region that reflects on and contributes to theatre practice nationally and internationally. This work often involves recouping theatre work that has received little critical attention and dramatic scripts and archival documents that are not widely publicly accessible. The Performing the Region team is led by Dr Úna Kealy and Dr Kate McCarthy, each of whom have worked as professional researchers for over two decades, during this time they have accrued qualifications and expertise in matters relating to research ethics, integrity, and dissemination.

The Performing the Region team shares findings with members of the public, students, and scholars of Irish theatre through rehearsed play readings, public talks, lectures and workshops, conference presentations, and academic publications. We are committed to sharing our work through open access routes meaning that we do not profit from the sale of our publications – these we endeavour to make available in a variety of accessible formats to anyone interested in Irish theatre. We are committed to excellence in research and to modelling best practice in our research to our students.

Performing the Region Research Themes

  • Irish women playwrights 
  • The arts and education 
  • Cultural histories of performance practices 
  • Regional arts practice and policy 
  • Higher Education policy and practice 

 

Current Research and Publications Projects

  • Editorship: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, (eds.) Active Speech: Critical Perspectives on Teresa Deevy (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, forthcoming).

    Book chapter: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, ‘Introduction’ in Active Speech: Critical Perspectives on Teresa Deevy, ed. by Úna Kealy and Kate McCarthy (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, forthcoming).

    Book chapter: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, ‘In Dialogue with Deevy: Little Theatres of the 1950s in Active Speech: Critical Perspectives on Teresa Deevy, ed. by Úna Kealy and Kate McCarthy (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, forthcoming).

    Book chapter: McCarthy, Kate and Kealy, Úna, ‘What Tessa Did at School: An Analysis of how Schoolgirl Theatrical Activity in St. Mary’s Secondary School, Waterford Influenced Teresa Deevy’s Dramaturgical Practice’ in Active Speech: Critical Perspectives on Teresa Deevy, ed. by Úna Kealy and Kate McCarthy (Cambridge: Open Book Publishers, forthcoming).

    Journal article: McCarthy, Kate and Kealy, Úna, ‘Postcards from the Past: Conceptualising and Interpreting Correspondence from Teresa Deevy to James Cheasty circa 1952 to 1962’, submitted to Irish University Review.

  • Book chapter: O'Mahoney, Jennifer, McCarthy, Kate, and Culleton, Jonathan, ‘Public performance and reclaiming space: Waterford’s Magdalene Laundry' in Legacies of the Magdalen Laundries: Commemoration, Gender and the Postcolonial Carceral State, ed. by Haughton, Miriam, McAuliffe, Mary, and Pine, Emilie (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2021).

    Conference presentation: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, ‘Articulating Dissent: Teresa Deevy’s participation in creative networks of resistance (1940-1960)’, Theatre Ecologies: Environment, Sustainability and Politics, International Federation for Theatre Research, National University of Ireland, Galway, 12–16 July 2021.

    Book chapter: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, ‘Shape shifting the silence: an analysis of Talk Real Fine, Just Like a Lady by Amanda Coogan in collaboration with Dublin Theatre of the Deaf, an appropriation of Teresa Deevy’s The King of Spain’s Daughter’ in The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights, 1716-2016, ed. by David Clare, Fiona McDonagh, Justine Nakase (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2021).

    Guest lecture: O’Mahoney, Jennifer and McCarthy, Kate, ‘Waterford’s Magdalene Heritage’, Irish Studies Global Summer School, Dominican University, USA, 10 June 2021.

    Conference presentation: McCarthy, Kate and O'Mahoney, Jennifer, ‘Framing the Ethics of “Invisible Labour” in Performance Practice and Research, Hard Graft: Performance, Labour and Value,  Irish Society for Theatre Research, Queen's University Belfast, 28–29 May 2021.

    Podcast: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, ‘Discovering Teresa Deevy with Drs. Úna Kealy and Kate McCarthy’, The Theater History Podcast Episode 74, May 2021, <https://theatrehistorypodcast.net/>

    Presentation & workshop: Kealy, Úna, ‘Reading Other People’s Letters: A workshop in transcription’ for WIT in association with Waterford Libraries for the Bealtaine Festival, 13 May 2021.

    Public talk: O'Mahoney, Jennifer and McCarthy, Kate, 'Exploring Waterford's Magdalene Heritage', Waterford Libraries: Local Studies Department, 15 April 2021.

    Book review: Hayes, Richard, ‘Review of The Theatre of Eugene O’Neill: American Modernism on the World Stage by Kurt Eisen’, Journal of American Drama and Theatre, 33.2 (2021), pp. 1–2 <https://jadtjournal.org/2021/04/08/the-theatre-of-eugene-oneill-american-modernism-on-the-world-stage/>

    Public workshop: McCarthy, Kate, 'And Breathe: An Interactive Workshop to Connect the Mind and Body Through the Breath’, Waterford Libraries and the Keep Well Programme Ireland, 11 March 2021.

    International conference convened: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, 'Active Speech: Sharing Scholarship on Teresa Deevy', hosted by Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Maynooth University Library and Waterford Libraries, February 12–19 2021.

    Conference presentation: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, ‘In Dialogue with Deevy: Little Theatres of the 1950s', Active Speech: Sharing Scholarship on Teresa Deevy, Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Maynooth University supported by Waterford Libraries, 12–19 February 2021.

    Conference presentation: Killian, Dayna, “Is it snug as the turnips you’d have us live?”: Domestic Settings as Disciplinary Spaces in Teresa Deevy’s Katie Roche’, Active Speech: Sharing Scholarship on Teresa Deevy, Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Maynooth University supported by Waterford Libraries, 12–19 February 2021.

    Conference presentation: Kent, Aaron, ‘Reshaping Narratives and Teresa Deevy’, Active Speech: Sharing Scholarship on Teresa Deevy, Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Maynooth University supported by Waterford Libraries, 12–19 February 2021.

    Media: Kealy, Úna, interview with Clodagh Finn, ‘Why Abbey playwright Teresa Deevy deserves to be a household name’, 17 February 2021 <https://www.irishexaminer.com/opinion/columnists/arid-40227914.html>

  • Panel discussion: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, ‘Dublin Theatre of the Deaf Practitioners’ Panel featuring Amanda Coogan, Alvean Jones & Lianne Quigley’, Active Speech: Sharing Scholarship on Teresa Deevy, Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Maynooth University supported by Waterford Libraries, 11 December 2020.

    Panel discussion: McCarthy, Kate and Kealy, Úna, ‘Practitioners’ Panel Discussion featuring Jonathan Bank, Caroline Byrne, Amanda Coogan & Lianne Quigley’, Active Speech: Sharing Scholarship on Teresa Deevy, Waterford Institute of Technology in association with Maynooth University supported by Waterford Libraries, 10 December 2020.

    Guest lecture: Kealy, Úna, ‘An Introduction to Teresa Deevy (1894-1963) & The King of Spain’s Daughter (1935)’, Munster Writers’ Group, 10 December 2020.

    Journal article:  Kealy, Úna, ‘Resisting Power and Direction: The King of Spain’s Daughter by Teresa Deevy as a Feminist Call to Action’, Estudios Irlandeses, 15 (2020), pp. 178–192 <https://www.estudiosirlandeses.org/2020/03/resisting-power-and-direction-the-king-of-spains-daughter-by-teresa-deevy-as-a-feminist-call-to-action>

    Practitioner Interview: McCarthy, Kate, ‘Talking theatre with Jim Nolan and Jimmy Murphy’, Waterford Writers’ Weekend and the Image Arts Festival, 24 October 2020 <https://youtu.be/80Q3kv2WHkE>

    Public lecture: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, ‘What Tessa Did at School: An Analysis of how Schoolgirl Theatrical Activity in St. Mary’s Secondary School, Waterford Influenced Teresa Deevy’s Dramaturgical Practice’, Culture Night, Waterford, 17 September 2020.

    Invited lecture: O’Mahoney, Jennifer and McCarthy, Kate, ‘Exploring Waterford’s Magdalene Heritage’, Dominican University, USA, 11 June 2020.

    Podcast: McCarthy, Kate and Kealy, Úna, ‘Access and Inclusion: Part Two’, Stage Door Live: Episode 9, 10 June 2020

    Public lecture:  McCarthy, Kate and Kealy, Úna, ‘What Tessa Did at School: An Analysis of how Schoolgirl Theatrical Activity in St. Mary’s Secondary School, Waterford Influenced Teresa Deevy’s Dramaturgical Practice’ for residents of St. Ursula’s Convent, Waterford, 8 July 2020.

    Journal article: Hayes, Richard and Cronin, Kieran, ‘"An Accurate Picture of What Never Occurred": Notes On Edmond O'Neill (d. 1862)’, Eugene O'Neill Review, 41.2 (2020), pp. 151–164 <https://doi.org/10.5325/eugeoneirevi.41.2.0151>

    Public lecture: Kealy, Úna, ‘A Virtual Introduction to Teresa Deevy’s The King of Spain’s Daughter’, Bealtaine Festival, Waterford Library Public Libraries, 13 May 2020.

    Podcast: O'Mahoney, Jennifer and McCarthy, Kate, ‘Waterford’s Magdalene Heritage’, The Nerve: Episode 27, 27 March 2020 <https://anchor.fm/the-nerve/episodes/Ep-27-Waterfords-Magdalene-Heritage-ec0sag/a-a1pkj65>

    Podcast: McCarthy, Kate, ‘An Saol ó Dheas’, Raidió na Gaeltachta, 18 March 2020.

  • Panel discussion: Kealy, Úna, ‘Translating Dramatic and Poetic Work’ featuring Andres Romera, José-Francisco Fernandez Sanchez and Richard Hayes, WIT English & Theatre Studies Day, 11 November 2019.

    Podcast: Kealy, Úna, Fernandez Sanchez, José-Francisco and Romera, Andres, ‘Translating Irish Plays’, The Nerve Episode 22, 11 November 2019 <https://anchor.fm/the-nerve/episodes/Ep-22-Translating-Irish-Plays-e8ua3i>

    Literary reading: Ennis, Fiona and Kealy, Úna, ‘Impossible Situations: Waterford Women Writing on Love and Loss’, Waterford Writers’ Weekend and the Imagine Arts Festival, Waterford Libraries, 25 October 2019.

    Festival directorship: Hayes, Richard, Eugene O'Neill International Festival of Theatre, New Ross, Wexford, 9–13 October 2019.

    Podcast: Kealy, Úna, O’Connor, Jenny, Daly, Jane, and Ennis, Fiona,Imagine Arts Festival and Waterford Writers Weekend’, The Nerve Episode 21, 22 October 2019 <https://anchor.fm/the-nerve/episodes/Ep-21-Imagine-Arts-Festival-and-Waterford-Writers-Weekend-e7v6ao>

    Conference presentation: McCarthy, Kate and O'Mahoney, Jennifer, ‘When Silence Falls: Investigating Literary and Bodily Memory at the Waterford Laundry’, Fourteenth International Conference on the Arts in Society: Art as Communication: The Impact of Art as a Catalyst for Social Change, Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal, 19-21 June 2019.

    Summer school: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, ‘Letters from the Margins: WIT School of Humanities Research Project, 11–14 June 2019.

    Seminar: O’Mahoney, Jennifer and McCarthy, Kate, ‘When Silence Falls: Exploring Bodily and Literary Memory at the Waterford Laundry’, Arts Education Research Group seminar series, TRISS Research Room, Trinity College Dublin, 29 May 2019.

    Educational resource: O'Mahoney, Jennifer and McCarthy, Kate ‘Animating Place: A practice-based performance project exploring themes of institutional abuse in the South-East of Ireland’, Waterford Memories Project, <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdS-_ELQDw4&feature=youtu.be>

    Conference presentation: McCarthy, Kate & Kealy, Úna, 'In Dialogue with Deevy: ‘Letters’ from the Margins', Conversations Through Time: Intersectional, Intergenerational, Interdisciplinary, Irish Society for Theatre Research, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 10–11 May 2019.

    Conference presentation: Hayes, Richard, ‘Culture and Resistance: the Creative Industries and the Neoliberal State’, Humanities and the Arts: Creative Industries and Cultural Democracy, European Consortium for Humanities Institutes and Centres, Athens, Greece, 4–5 April 2019.

    Conference presentation: Kealy, Úna, ‘“Too Old by Right”: Lost Lives in Teresa Deevy's Wife to James Whelan’, Portraits of the Artist as Young Women in Irish Theatre History Lecture Series for Wexford Library Services, 12 March 2019.

  • Podcast: Kealy, Úna, ‘Performing the Region’, The Nerve Episode 12, 14 November 2018 <https://anchor.fm/the-nerve/episodes/Ep-12-Performing-the-Region-Project-e2j6k5>

    Book Review: Kealy, Úna, Directing with the Michael Chekhov Technique: A Workbook with Video for Directors, Teachers and Actors by Mark Monday, Youth Theatre Ireland: Out of the Box, 19, November 2018, p. 41.

    Guest Lecture: Kealy, Úna, ‘The Indelible Stain of the Irish Magdalene Laundries: A consideration of Patricia Burke Brogan’s stage play Eclipsed’, The University of the Third Age, Tramore, October 2018.

    Guest Lecture: Kealy, Úna, ‘The Indelible Stain of the Irish Magdalene Laundries: A consideration of Patricia Burke Brogan’s stage play Eclipsed’, Wexford Library Services as part of the Wexford Fringe Festival, October 2018.

    Festival directorship: Hayes, Richard, Eugene O'Neill International Festival of Theatre, New Ross, 11–14 October 2018.

    Book chapter: McCarthy, Kate and Kealy, Úna, ‘Participatory performance: spaces of creative negotiation’, in The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance, ed. by Eamonn Jordan and Eric Weitz (London: Palgrave, 2018).

    Book Chapter: Hayes, Richard and Kealy, Úna, ‘Artistic Vision and Regional Resistance: The Gods are Angry, Miss Kerr and the Red Kettle Theatre Company, A Case Study' in The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance ed. by Eamonn Jordan and Eric Weitz (London: Palgrave, 2018).

    Rehearsed reading: The King of Spain’s Daughter by Teresa Deevy: A Multi-lingual Reading (in English, Italian, and Spanish), Garter Lane Arts Centre as part of Culture Night, 21 September 2018.

    Guest Lecture: Kealy, Úna, ‘The Indelible Stain of the Irish Magdalene Laundries: A consideration of Patricia Burke Brogan’s stage play Eclipsed’, National University of Ireland International Summer School, July 2018.

    Conference presentation: McCarthy, Kate and Kealy, Úna 'Waterford: Performing the Region', Regions, Ruins and Regeneration, Irish Society for Theatre Research, University of Lincoln, Lincoln, 1–2 June 2018.

    Academic prize: Killian, Dayna, Second place in New Scholars’ Prize, Irish Society for Theatre Research, 2 June 2018.

    Post-show discussion: McCarthy, Kate in conversation with Brokencrow Ensemble, A Little Room: Theatre Development Centre, Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford, 1 May 2018.

    Public lecture: Kealy, Úna, ‘Billy Roche: Stasis, rootlessness and place in Lay Me Down Softly’, Wexford County Library, March, 2018.

    Public lecture: Kealy, Úna,‘Teresa Deevy: A Quiet Subversive’ Wexford County Library, March 2018.

    Podcast & play reading: McCarthy, Kate, ‘In Search of Valour by Teresa Deevy’, The Nerve Episode 12, 15 March 2018

    Public lecture: Kealy, Úna, ‘Molly Keane’s Good Behaviour: From Temple Alice to Gull’s Cry’ Wexford County Library, February 2018.

    Public lecture: Kealy, Úna, 'Teresa Deevy: Life and Work', Dunhill History Lecture Series XII,  1 February, 2018.

  • Book Review: Kealy, Úna, ‘Gender Counts by Lucy Kerbel’, Youth Theatre Ireland: In the Making, 18 (2017), p. 42.

    Public Lecture: Killian, Dayna, ‘The Women of the Abbey: Margaret O’Leary’, Fulbright Seminar Series, Notre Dame University, Indiana, 30 November, 2017.

    Conference Presentation: Killian, Dayna, ‘Margaret O’Leary’s The Woman: Subversive Representations’, ACIL Midwest Conference, University of Missouri, Missouri, 30 November, 2017.

    Presentation: Killian, Dayna, ‘Margaret O’Leary’s The Woman’, Notre Dame University, Indiana, 28 September, 2017.

    Public Lecture: Kealy, Úna, 'Letters of the Past: Investigating the Correspondence between Jim Cheasty & Teresa Deevy (1953 – 1957)', University of the Third Age, Tramore, October, 2017.

    Rehearsed reading: Teresa Deevy’s Strange Birth directed by Rebecca Phelan, hosted by Garter Lane Arts Centre, Culture Night, 22 September 2017.

    Interview: McCarthy, Kate, Interview with Amanda Coogan, September, 2017.

    Media: Kealy, Úna, Interview with Marjorie Brennan, ‘Playwright Teresa Deevy's revival from the sidelines’, Irish Examiner, 29 August 2017 <https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/arid-20457878.html>

    Media: Kealy, Úna, On the Fringe with Mary O’Neill, 13 September 2017.

    Podcast: Kealy, Úna, ‘Teresa Deevy’, The Nerve Episode 1, 20 September, 2017 <https://anchor.fm/the-nerve/episodes/Ep-01-Teresa-Deevy-e16h15>

    Programme note: McCarthy, Kate, ‘Talk Real Fine, Just Like a Lady’, Dublin Fringe Festival Dublin, 20–23 September 2017.

    Publication: Kealy, Úna, 'Teresa Deevy: A Quiet Subversive', in Abbey Theatre Research Pack: Katie Roche: Teresa Deevy, ed. by Marie Kelly (Dublin: Abbey Theatre, 2017), pp. 8–13 <https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/KATIE-ROCHE_RESEARCH-PACK-2017.pdf>

    Publication: Coogan, Amanda, Kealy, Úna, and McCarthy, Kate, ‘Talk Real Fine, Just Like a Lady’, in Abbey Theatre Research Pack: Katie Roche: Teresa Deevy, ed. by Marie Kelly (Dublin: Abbey Theatre, 2017), pp. 44–5 <https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/KATIE-ROCHE_RESEARCH-PACK-2017.pdf>

    Publication: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, ‘Letters from the Past: Waterford Institute of Technology Archival Research Project into the Correspondence between Waterford Playwrights Teresa Deevy and James Cheasty’, in Abbey Theatre Research Pack: Katie Roche: Teresa Deevy, ed. by Marie Kelly (Dublin: Abbey Theatre, 2017), pp. 49–52 <https://www.abbeytheatre.ie/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/KATIE-ROCHE_RESEARCH-PACK-2017.pdf>

    Teaching & learning event: Close Encounters of the English Kind: A Teresa Deevy Special, An Rinn, Waterford, Wednesday 27 September 2017.

    Fulbright award: Killian, Dayna, Fulbright award to travel to Notre Dame, Indiana, September– December, 2017.

    Media: Nakase, Justine, ‘Women in Irish theatre: no more waiting in the wings’, Irish Times, 20 June 2017 <https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/women-in-irish-theatre-no-more-waiting-in-the-wings-1.3126448>

    Conference presentation: Kealy, Úna and Hayes, Richard, ‘Spaces of Confinement: Hebdomadal contractions in Teresa Deevy's Wife to James Whelan’, Irish Women Playwrights and Theatremakers Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 8–10 June 2017.

    Conference presentation: McCarthy, Kate, ‘Transitional and Embodied Spaces in The M House (Equinox Theatre Company, 2017), Irish Women Playwrights and Theatremakers Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, 8–10 June 2017.

    Rehearsed reading & workshop: Kealy, Úna and McCarthy, Kate, Teresa Deevy’s The King of Spain’s Daughter, Irish Women Playwrights and Theatremakers Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick 8–10 June 2017.

    Transcription workshop: 'Letters of the Past: Investigating the Correspondence between James Cheasty & Teresa Deevy (1953 – 1957)', University of the Third Age, Tramore, June–July, 2017.

    Post-show discussion: Kealy, Úna in conversation with Billy Roche, Wexford Arts Centre, April 2017.

    Conference Presentation: Killian, Dayna, ‘Women and the Abbey Theatre in the Early 20th Century: Challenging the Canon’, Irish Studies Seminar Series, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, 6 February 2017.

  • Book Review: Kealy, Úna, ‘Irish Women Dramatists 1908-2001 by Eileen Kearney and Charlotte Headrick (eds.) with Kathleen Quinn contributing to the Introduction’, Irish University Review, 46.2 (2016), pp. 401–04 <https://doi.org/10.3366/iur.2016.0239>

    Conference presentation: Hayes, Richard, ‘Community Theatre and Performing Urban Identities’, Cities as Community Spaces Conference: Third International Conference on Cultural Relations in Europe and the Mediterranean, Valletta, Malta, 23–25 November 2016.

     

    Post-show discussion: McCarthy, Kate in conversation with Jackie Deevy, Clare Brazil & Jim Nolan, Garter Lane Arts Centre, 19 November 2016.

    Performance: Wife to James Whelan in association with Garter Lane Arts Centre, An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Waterford & City County Council, 11–19 November 2016.

     

    Programme Note: Killian, Dayna, ‘Biographical Note on Teresa Deevy’, Wife to James Whelan in association with Garter Lane Arts Centre, An Chomhairle Ealaíon and Waterford & City County Council, 11–19 November 2016.

     

    Competition: Killian, Dayna, Finalist in the ‘Making an Impact Competition’, The Helix, Dublin, 7 November 2016.

    Conference Presentation: Killian, Dayna, ‘Questioning the filters and factors of decision making in Irish theatre’, 1916: HOME: 2016 Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland, 27th–28th October.

    Conference Presentation: O'Mahoney, Jennifer and McCarthy, Kate, ‘When Silence Falls’, 1916: HOME: 2016 Conference, University College Dublin, Ireland, 27th–28th October.

    Performance: McCarthy, Kate, ‘Out of Step’, When Silence Falls, College Street Campus, Waterford Institute of Technology, 22 October 2016.

    Performance: Killian, Dayna, ‘Cherish’, When Silence Falls, College Street Campus, Waterford Institute of Technology, 22 October 2016.

    Event: O’Mahoney, Jennifer and McCarthy, Kate, When Silence Falls: A Public Event Commemorating Waterford’s Magdalene Laundry and Industrial School, Imagine Arts Festival, 22 October 2016.

    Secondary school presentations: Killian, Dayna, ‘Making an Impact’, discussion about the importance of representation, September and October, 2016.

    Performance Review: Hayes, Richard, ‘A Moon for the Misbegotten dir. by Ben Barnes’, Eugene O’Neill Review, 37.2 (2016), pp. 306–09 <https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5325/eugeoneirevi.37.2.0305.

    Rehearsed play reading: McCarthy, Kate, Fog (1914) by Eugene O’Neill (Irish premiere), Kennedy Summer School and Festival, St. Michael’s Theatre, New Ross, Wexford, 8 September 2016.

    Summer School workshop: Kealy, Úna, ‘Teresa Deevy’s The King of Spain’s Daughter’, Georgia Southern (US), July 2016.

    Workshop: Killian, Dayna, Facilitator of primary school drama workshops about Teresa Deevy as part of WIT’s ‘Primary School’s Access Programme’, WIT, Waterford, 16 June 2016.

    Conference Presentation: Killina, Dayna, ‘Connecting diverse sectors to inspire innovative ways of reducing gender inequality in Irish cultural organisations’, WIT Research Day, Waterford, 4 May 2016.

    Conference convened: McCarthy, Kate and Kealy, Úna, 'Conversations on Collaborations', Irish Society for Theatre Research, hosted by Waterford Institute of Technology, 22–23 April 2016.

    Conference Presentation: Killian, Dayna, ‘Connecting diverse sectors to inspire innovative ways of reducing gender inequality in Irish cultural organisations’, Conversations on Collaborations, Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference, WIT, Waterford, 22–23 April 2016.

    Exhibition: Kealy, Úna (curator),Teresa Deevy: A Quiet Subversive’, Luke Wadding Library, WIT, April 2016.

    Public Lecture: Kealy, Úna, ‘Teresa Deevy: The King of Spain's Daughter’, Teresa Deevy Public Lecture Series, Waterford Institute of Technology, 14 April 2016.

    Public Lecture: Kealy, Úna, ‘Teresa Deevy: Wife to James Whelan’, Teresa Deevy Public Lecture Series, Waterford Institute of Technology, 7 April 2016.

    Public Lecture: Kealy, Úna, ‘Teresa Deevy:  A Quiet Subversive’, Teresa Deevy Public Lecture Series, Waterford Institute of Technology, 5 April 2016.

    Public Lecture: Kealy, Úna, ‘Teresa Deevy’s Ageing Women’, University of the Third Age, Tramore, 21 January 2016.

    Post-show discussion: Hayes Richard in conversation with Ben Barnes, Theatre Royal, 10 March 2016.

    Post-show discussion: Kealy, Úna in conversation with Jim Nolan 25 March 2016.

    Play reading & seminar: Kealy, Úna, ‘The King of Spain’s Daughter by Teresa Deevy’ in association with St. John Fisher College, Rochester, New York, February 2016  <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FLwZ-92kkIU>

    Conference performance: McCarthy, Kate and Kealy, Úna,12 Steps’, The Divided Self: Addiction and Recovery in a Secular Age, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, 4–5 February 2016.

  • Play reading: McCarthy, Kate and Kealy, Úna, The King of Spain’s Daughter by Teresa Deevy, Culture Night, Medieval Museum, Waterford, 18 September 2015.

    Conference presentation: Hayes, Richard and Kealy Úna, 'Performing a City: Longing and Belonging on the Waterford Stage', European Network for Comparative Literary Studies 6th Biennial Conference, Dublin City University, Dublin, 24–28 August 2015.

    Summer School workshop: McCarthy, Kate and Kealy, Úna, ‘Acts of Silence’, Waterford Institute of Technology, Waterford, July 2015.

    Conference presentation: Kealy, Úna, ‘Fading into Invisibility: Women and Ageing in Teresa Deevy’s Wife to James Whelan’, Women and Ageing, University of Limerick, Limerick, 20–22 May 2015.

  • Conference presentation: Kealy, Úna, ‘Dancing on the Edge’: A Consideration of Jim Nolan’s Dreamland, Silence . . . and Irish Writing, Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, 25–28 June 2014.

  • Conference presentation: Kealy, Úna and Hayes, Richard, 'Performing the City: The Gods are Angry Miss Kerr and Waterford Identity’, The Irish and the City, Irish Society for Theatre Research, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, London, 1–2 November 2013.

    Conference presentation: McCarthy, Kate and Penkert, Síle, ‘Performing the City and Making Strange’, The Irish and the City, Irish Society for Theatre Research, Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre, London, 1–2 November 2013.

  • Conference presentation: McCarthy, Kate, Kealy, Úna and Hayes, Richard, 'Performing the Archive: Red Kettle Theatre Company Waterford', Perform, Or Else!, Irish Society for Theatre Research, NUI Galway, 26–28 October 2012.