Charlotte McIvor

Lecturer Below The Bar BA, PhD.

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
Drama & Theatre Studies
Wood Quay Court
2nd Floor
NUI Galway

T: Ext. 2568
E: CHARLOTTE.MCIVOR@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Charlotte McIvor is Lecturer in Drama, Theatre and Performance at NUI Galway and Director of Postgraduate Studies in Drama, Theatre and Performance.  Her research specialisations include intercultural performance at the intersection of migration and critical race and gender studies. She is currently at work on her Irish Research Council funded project, ‘Interculturalism, Migration and Performance in Contemporary Ireland’ and completing a monograph on this subject Towards A New Interculturalism: Migration and Contemporary Irish Performance (forthcoming from Palgrave Macmillan). Her publications include Staging Intercultural Ireland: Plays and Practitioner Perspectives (co-edited with Matthew Spangler) and the forthcoming Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice (co-edited with Siobhán O’Gorman).  Her work has appeared in Modern Drama, Irish Studies Review and Irish University Review among others and multiple edited collections including ‘That Was Us’ Essays on Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance.

Research Interests

Modern and contemporary Irish performance; practice as research; theatre for social change; interculturalism, migration and performance; gender and sexuality; transnational feminisms; critical race theory.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
MILLENIUM FUND CHARLOTTE MCIVOR 01-DEC-12 30-SEP-15

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) '''How to Keep An Alien and Vardo: Historical Duty, Palimpsestic Time, and Migration in the Decade of Centenaries''
Charlotte McIvor (2015) '''How to Keep An Alien and Vardo: Historical Duty, Palimpsestic Time, and Migration in the Decade of Centenaries''. Irish Studies Review, [Details]
(2013) ''Albert Nobbs', Ladies and Gentlemen, and Quare Irish Female Erotohistories'
McIvor, C (2013) ''Albert Nobbs', Ladies and Gentlemen, and Quare Irish Female Erotohistories'. Irish University Review, 43 [DOI] [Details]
(2011) '“Staging the ‘New Irish’: Interculturalism and the Future of the Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Theatre'
Charlotte McIvor (2011) '“Staging the ‘New Irish’: Interculturalism and the Future of the Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Theatre'. Modern Drama, [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'A Portrait of the Citizen as Artist: Community Arts, Devising and Contemporary Irish Theatre Practice'
Charlotte McIvor (2015) 'A Portrait of the Citizen as Artist: Community Arts, Devising and Contemporary Irish Theatre Practice' In: Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
(2015) 'Ireland, China, Belgium, Finland: Brokentalkers and the Transnational Connectivities of Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Performance'
Charlotte McIvor (2015) 'Ireland, China, Belgium, Finland: Brokentalkers and the Transnational Connectivities of Post-Celtic Tiger Irish Performance' In: Beyond Realism: New Knowledges About Theatre Styles in Irish Drama. Amsterdam and New York: Rodopi B.V. [Details]
(2015) '“Intercultural Masculinities in the Contemporary Irish Theatre”'
Charlotte McIvor (2015) '“Intercultural Masculinities in the Contemporary Irish Theatre”' In: Gendering Ireland, c. 1880-2012. Bern: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2013) 'White Irish Male Playwrights and the Immigrant Experience Onstage'
Charlotte McIvor (2013) 'White Irish Male Playwrights and the Immigrant Experience Onstage' In: Literary visions of multicultural Ireland: The immigrant in contemporary Irish literature. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
(2013) ''Witnessing the (Broken) Nation: Theatre of the Real and Social Fragmentation in Brokentalkers' Silver Stars, The Blue Boy, and Have I No Mouth'
Charlotte McIvor (2013) ''Witnessing the (Broken) Nation: Theatre of the Real and Social Fragmentation in Brokentalkers' Silver Stars, The Blue Boy, and Have I No Mouth' In: 'That Was Us': Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance. UK: Oberon Books. [Details]
(2009) '“Crying on Pluto: Neil Jordan and Queering the ‘Irish Question’ for Global Cinema Audiences'
Charlotte McIvor (2009) '“Crying on Pluto: Neil Jordan and Queering the ‘Irish Question’ for Global Cinema Audiences' In: Deviant Acts: Essays on Queer Performance. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
(2009) '“Ghosting Bridgie Cleary: Tom MacIntyre, the gendered politics of presence and staging this woman’s death'
Charlotte McIvor (2009) '“Ghosting Bridgie Cleary: Tom MacIntyre, the gendered politics of presence and staging this woman’s death' In: Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2015)
Charlotte McIvor and Siobhan O'Gorman (Ed.). (2015) Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
(2014)
Charlotte McIvor and Matthew Spangler (Ed.). (2014) Staging Intercultural Ireland: Plays and Practitioner Perspectives. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) '“Essences of Social Change: City Fusion, Interculturalism and the Dublin’s St. Patrick Day in the ‘new’ Ireland'
Charlotte McIvor (2012) '“Essences of Social Change: City Fusion, Interculturalism and the Dublin’s St. Patrick Day in the ‘new’ Ireland' Public Journal, . [Details]
(2009) 'I’m Black and I’m Proud’: Breakfast on Pluto, Ruth Negga, and Invisible Irelands'
Charlotte McIvor (2009) 'I’m Black and I’m Proud’: Breakfast on Pluto, Ruth Negga, and Invisible Irelands' InVisible Culture: An Electronic Journal for Visual Culture, . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2015) Immigration and Identity Workshop,
Charlotte McIvor (2015) 'Performance as Intercultural Dialogue: Arambe Productions, Camino Productions and Polish Theatre Ireland’. [Invited Paper], Immigration and Identity Workshop, Saint Patrick's College, Drumcondra , 27-MAR-15 - 28-MAR-15. [Details]
(2015) TaPRA (Theatre and Performance Research Association),
Charlotte McIvor (2015) '‘“I am here but I’m still there”: ANU Productions and Affective Site-ations in the Irish Decade of Centenaries'. [Conference Paper], TaPRA (Theatre and Performance Research Association), Worcester, UK , 08-SEP-15 - 10-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015) American Association for Theatre in Higher Education,
Charlotte McIvor (2015) 'Ethics and Opacity in ANU’s Monto Cycle'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], American Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Montreal, Canada , 30-JUL-15 - 02-AUG-15. [Details]
(2015) Galway Alcohol Forum,
Charlotte McIvor (2015) '100 Shades of Grey: Consent as Theatrical Tool?'. [Invited Paper], Galway Alcohol Forum, Galway, Ireland , 03-JUN-15 - 05-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) XIV International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies,
Charlotte McIvor (2015) ‘“Opening Doors” and Sylvia’s Quest: Migrant Women’s Labor in/as Performance in Ireland’. [International Refereed Conference], XIV International Conference of the Spanish Association for Irish Studies, Granada, Spain , 28-MAY-15 - 31-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) SOFEIR conference: 'Unheard Voices: Telling Stories of Empowerment',
Charlotte McIvor (2015) Affective Architectures of Containment: Asylum, Performance and the Historical Duty Imperative. [Conference Paper], SOFEIR conference: 'Unheard Voices: Telling Stories of Empowerment', Paris, France , 19-MAR-15 - 21-MAR-15. [Details]
(2014) Now-Then-Now: Witnessing Future History-Anu Symposium, Dublin Theatre Festival,
Charlotte McIvor (2014) The Ethics of Opacity in Anu’s Monto Cycle. [Invited Lecture], Now-Then-Now: Witnessing Future History-Anu Symposium, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin, Ireland , 07-OCT-14 - 07-OCT-14. [Details]
(2014) American Association for Theatre in Higher Education,
Charlotte McIvor (2014) The Politics of Form: Arambe Productions, Polish Theatre Ireland, and Cross-Racial Casting/Translation as Interculturalism from Below in Contemporary Ireland’. [Conference Paper], American Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Phoenix, AZ , 31-JUL-14 - 31-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Performing Space Symposium, Dublin Theatre Festival,
Charlotte McIvor (2014) Spaces of Engagement: City Theatre Workshop, ANU Productions and Genealogies of Irish Community Arts on Dublin’s Northside. [Invited Paper], Performing Space Symposium, Dublin Theatre Festival, Dublin, Ireland , 09-OCT-14 - 09-OCT-14. [Details]
(2013) Irish Society for Theatre Research,
Charlotte McIvor (2013) Take Me Down to Monto: ANU Productions, City Workshop and Genealogies of Community Arts. [Conference Paper], Irish Society for Theatre Research, London, England , 01-NOV-13 - 02-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) American Society for Theatre Research,
Charlotte McIvor (2013) Microhistories as Macrotheatre: Dismantling the State (of Irish Performance). [Plenary Lecture], American Society for Theatre Research, Dallas, TX , 07-NOV-13 - 10-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) American Association for Theatre in Higher Education,
Charlotte McIvor (2013) “Sexual Geographies of the Northside: Staging Forbidden Bodies and Spaces in the 2011 Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival. [Conference Paper], American Association for Theatre in Higher Education, Orlando, FL , 31-JUL-13 - 03-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013) American Society for Theatre Research,
Charlotte McIvor (2013) Navigating the Changing Job Market: Beyond US Borders. [Invited Paper], American Society for Theatre Research, Dallas, TX , 07-NOV-13 - 09-NOV-13. [Details]
(2013) Performance, Nation, Globalization Summer School,
Charlotte McIvor (2013) “A Broken Nation: Brokentalkers and the inter/trans-national future of Irish performance”. [Invited Paper], Performance, Nation, Globalization Summer School, Galway, Ireland , 18-JUL-13 - 19-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013) Masculinities in the Longue Duree,
Charlotte McIvor (2013) Staging Intercultural Masculinities: Yeats, Tagore, Pearse and Modern(ist) Theatre Aesthetics at the Abbey Theatre. [Conference Paper], Masculinities in the Longue Duree, Galway, Ireland , 15-AUG-13 - 16-AUG-13. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2014) Theatre of Good Intentions: Challenges and Hopes for Theatre and Social Change Book Review.
Charlotte McIvor (2014) Theatre of Good Intentions: Challenges and Hopes for Theatre and Social Change Book Review. Book Review [Details]
(2013) 'Masculinities and the Contemporary Irish Theatre Book Review'.
Charlotte McIvor (2013) 'Masculinities and the Contemporary Irish Theatre Book Review'. Book Review [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2012 ACLS New Faculty Fellows Program American Council for Learned Studies
2010 Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award: Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies Department of Theatre, Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
2010 New Scholar’s Prize, Second Place International Federation for Theatre Research
2009 Thomas Marshall Graduate Student Award American Society for Theatre Research
2009 The Graduate Ogden Prize in Theatre History 2008-2009 Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
2008 Eisner Prize for Continuing Creative Achievement in Directing University of California, Berkeley
2007 Mark Goodson Prize for Distinguished Theatrical Talent Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley
2012 Millennium Fund-Minor Project Millennium Research Fund

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
American Society for Theatre Research Member; Editor, "ASTR Online" /
American Association for Theatre in Higher Education Chair and Conference Planner, Theatre History Focus Group; 10-AUG-12 /
Irish Society for Theatre Research Member /
American Conference for Irish Studies Member /
The International Association for the Study of Irish Literature Member /
Performance Studies International Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
ECHO Postgraduate Forum Organizer /
New Paradigms in Graduate Eduction, American Society for Theatre Research Member /
NUIG and UL Online and Postgraduate Initiative Working Group /
Civic Engagement Committee Member 01-SEP-13 /
Research Committee, School of Humanities Member 01-SEP-14 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
California College for the Arts Lecturer 03-JAN-11 / 15-JUN-12
University of California, Berkeley Director, Irish Theatre Today and Dublin Global Internship Study Abroad Programs 02-SEP-11 / 03-AUG-12
National University of Ireland, Galway Lecturer 01-JUL-12 /
Santa Clara University Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer 01-AUG-11 / 15-JUN-12

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2011 University of California, Berkeley PhD Performance Studies
2004 Muhlenberg College BACHELOR OF ARTS Theatre and English

Languages

  Language
Bengali

Teaching Interests

·      Modern and contemporary drama and performance (specialization in Irish/Indian)

·      Theatre History

·      Feminist performance and theory (specialization in transnational)

·      Critical Race Theory

·      Postcolonial theory and globalization studies  

·      Theatre for Social Change

·      Acting

·      Dramaturgy

·      Directing  

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
Fall 2012 Gender, Sexuality and Drama
Fall 2012 Introduction to Performance
Fall 2012 Empire, Modernity and Modern Drama