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      Karen O'Brien
    Interdisciplinary projects in Irish drama and performance studies. more...
    Karen O'Brien
    Title:Assistant Professor, Dramatic Art
    Department/School:Dramatic Art, CB#3207
    Telephone:(919) 962-2480
    Appointed Year:2009
    Education:• PHD Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies, University of California, Irvine and San Diego 2009
    World Area Of Focus:
    • Western Europe/European Union (EU) (100%)
    • French (limited working proficiency)
    Specialization:Interdisciplinary projects in Irish drama and performance studies.
    Relevant Experience:
    Dissertations and Theses Supervised in Past 5 Years:0
    Relevant Courses Taught:• DRAM281 Dramatic Literature I (Ancient Greeks to 1700s)
    • DRAM283 Dramatic Literature III (1930s to present)
    • DRAM284 Studies in Dramatic Theory and Criticism: Irish Playwrights
    • DRAM286 Modern Irish Drama
    • DRAM289 Contemporary Irish Drama
    • DRAM300 Directing
    • DRAM88 FYS: Ecology and Performance
    Recent Publications:• 2012 O’Brien, Karen. “A Symbiotic Relationship: The Works of Martin McDonagh and Ecocriticism” in Patrick Lonergan, The Theatre and Films of Martin McDonagh. London: Methuen Drama, 2012.
    • 2012 O’Brien, Karen. “Re-envisioning 'Woman': Medea as Heroine in Versions by Brendan Kennelly and Marina Carr,” Études Irlandaises (Spring 2012).
    • 2011 O’Brien, Karen. Rev. of Penelope, The New Electric Ballroom, and The Walworth Farce (Enda Walsh). "New Ireland: The Enda Walsh Festival," The Studio Theatre, DC, Theatre Journal 63:4 (December 2011).
    • 2010 O’Brien, Karen. “Collaborative Ecology in Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan.” “Out of the Earth”: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts. Ed. Christine L. Cusick. Cork: Cork University Press, 2010. 189-204, 242-244. Also, reprinted in Contemporary Literary Criticism. v. 304. Cengage Learning/Gale, 2011.

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