Expanding the Canon

"Revising Irish Theatre Studies As We Know It," presented in association with Fordham University



Thu, Sep 28, 2017




Fordham University
Lincoln Center Campus
McMahon Hall, Lounge #109
155 West 60th Street
New York, NY 10023


With Fiona Coleman Coffey and Elizabeth Mannion
Moderated by Keri Walsh

Drawing on their respective publications Political Acts: Women in Northern Irish Theatre and The Urban Plays of the Early Abbey Theatre, academics Fiona Coleman Coffey and Elizabeth Mannion will discuss how gender, the Troubles, civil rights, and the rural-urban contrast have played out on the Irish stage and academia from the founding of Dublin’s Abbey Theatre to the brink of Brexit.

The evening is presented as part of the Irish Women Writers Symposium at Fordham University, dedicated to celebrating and exploring the works of Irish and Irish-American women writers and scholars.

“The definitive account of women in the Irish theatre of the North” 
—John P. Harrington, Dean, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University on Coffey

“Mannion’s valuable study reasserts the importance of a theatre responsive to such conditions [as urban poverty and workers’ rights] and, in the process, adds much-needed substance to this chapter in Irish theatre history” —Stephan Watt, Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies


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