Miriam Haughton

Lecturer Below The Bar B.A, M.A, Ph.D

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
School of Humanities
NUI Galway

E: MIRIAM.HAUGHTON@nuigalway.ie
Lecturer Below The Bar, Centre For Drama, Theatre and Performance
Theme - Humanities in Context
2005
Woodquay Court, Woodquay,

E: miriam.haughton@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Miriam’s research interests include contemporary Irish and British theatre and performance, and the interdisciplinary field of trauma and memory studies. Miriam is currently completing a monograph in this field, Staging Trauma (Palgrave, forthcoming) which queries the political and aesthetic contexts regarding the staging of trauma in contemporary Irish, Northern Irish and British performance. Miriam is committed to feminist research, and is a supporting member of the National Women’s Council of Ireland. Miriam sits on the Executive Committee of the Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR), and is a member of the Feminist Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR). Her article in the international peer-reviewed journal Modern Drama "From Laundries to Labour Camps: Staging Ireland's "Rule of Silence" in Anu Productions' Laundry" received an honourable mention in their outstanding article awards in 2015.

Miriam maintains a strong interest in the business of theatre and the creative arts, drawing from her postdoctoral research project, the Creative Exchange Northern Ireland (CXNI), an AHRC creative knowledge exchange initiative led by the University of Ulster with Queen’s University Belfast (2013-14). Miriam completed her Ph.D. at UCD in 2012, where she has previously lectured. Miriam has been awarded research support from organisations such as IFTR, ISTR, The Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame, and UCD.

Miriam has worked extensively in theatre, television and film in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and as a television journalist specializing in the Middle East and North Africa. Miriam currently co-chairs an academic and artistic initiative ‘1916: Home: 2016’ which seeks to coordinate and support critical and creative explorations of the lesser-known histories of twentieth-century Ireland, domestically and throughout the diaspora.

Miriam welcomes thesis proposals in any areas relating to theatre and performance studies, particularly regarding its interdisciplinary relationships with identity politics, trauma and memory studies, space and place, feminisms, and the creative industries.

Research Interests

Miriam's primary research field includes:

Contemporary Irish and Northern Irish Theatre and Performance

Contemporary British Theatre and Performance

Trauma and Memory Studies 

Contemporary Theatre Practices

Modern Western Drama

Theatre, Culture, and Politics

Theatre and Gender 

Theatre and Feminisms 

The Body in Performance

The Places and Spaces of Theatre and Performance 

Audiences and the Politics of Reception

Practice as Research

Miriams welcomes thesis proposals related to these interests, and related areas of research. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Flirting with the Postmodern: Moments of Change in Contemporary Irish Theatre, Performance, and Culture'
Haughton, M (2014) 'Flirting with the Postmodern: Moments of Change in Contemporary Irish Theatre, Performance, and Culture'. Irish Studies Review, 22 (3):374-392 [Details]
(2014) 'From Laundries to Labour Camps: Staging Ireland's Rule of Silence in Anu Productions' Laundry'
Haughton, M (2014) 'From Laundries to Labour Camps: Staging Ireland's Rule of Silence in Anu Productions' Laundry'. Modern Drama, 57 (1):65-93 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) ''Perform, or Else!' Editorial'
Haughton, M; Kurdi, M (2014) ''Perform, or Else!' Editorial'. Irish Theatre International, 3 (1) [Details]
(2013) 'Woman's Final Confession: Too Much Hoovering and Not Enough Sex in Marina Carr's 'Woman and Scarecrow''
Haughton, M (2013) 'Woman's Final Confession: Too Much Hoovering and Not Enough Sex in Marina Carr's 'Woman and Scarecrow''. Mortality, 18 (1):72-93 [Details]
(2012) 'Merging Worlds: Place, Politics and Play in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman'
Haughton, M (2012) 'Merging Worlds: Place, Politics and Play in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman'. Focus: Papers in English Literary and Cultural Studies, special edition 'Interfaces Between Irish and European Theatre' :77-92 [Details]
(2011) 'Performing Power: Violence as Fantasy and Spectacle in Mark O'Rowe's Made in China and Terminus'
Haughton, M (2011) 'Performing Power: Violence as Fantasy and Spectacle in Mark O'Rowe's Made in China and Terminus'. New Theatre Quarterly, 27 (2):153-166 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2017) Staging Trauma: Bodies in Shadow.
Haughton, M (2017) Staging Trauma: Bodies in Shadow. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) 'A Theatre of Truth? Negotiating Place, Politics and Policy in the Dublin Fringe Festival'
Haughton, Miriam (2015) 'A Theatre of Truth? Negotiating Place, Politics and Policy in the Dublin Fringe Festival' In: Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practices. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
(2014) 'Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Unwanted Reflections in The Boys of Foley Street'
Haughton, Miriam (2014) 'Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Unwanted Reflections in The Boys of Foley Street' In: Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger's Tales. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2015)
Haughton, Miriam; Kurdi, Maria (Ed.). (2015) Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2010) Death and Identity,
M. Haughton (2010) 'Performance as Confession in Marina Carr's Woman and Scarecrow'. [Conference Paper], Death and Identity, Humanities Institute, UCD , 24-SEP-10 - 25-SEP-10. [Details]
(2010) ISTR The Theatrical Event,
M.Haughton (2010) 'The Performance of Power in Mark O'Rowe's Terminus'. [Conference Paper], ISTR The Theatrical Event, Trinity College Dublin , 22-APR-10 - 23-APR-10. [Details]
(2011) ISTR 'Interfaces Between Irish and European Theatre',
M. Haughton (2011) 'The Space In-Between in Martin McDonagh's The Pillowman and In Bruges'. [Conference Paper], ISTR 'Interfaces Between Irish and European Theatre', University of Pecs, Hungary , 13-APR-11 - 15-APR-11. [Details]
(2012) ISTR 'Perform, or Else!',
M. Haughton (2012) 'Laundry: Silence, Grief and Loss'. [Conference Paper], ISTR 'Perform, or Else!', NUI Galway , 26-OCT-12 - 26-OCT-13. [Details]
(2012) 'The Future State of Ireland?',
M.Haughton (2012) 'From Laundries to Labour Camps: Ireland's 'Rule of Silence''. [Conference Paper], 'The Future State of Ireland?', Goldsmiths, University of London , 25-MAY-12 - 26-MAY-12. [Details]
(2013) 'Between Bodies/Bodies Between',
M.Haughton (2013) 'Performing Containment'. [Conference Paper], 'Between Bodies/Bodies Between', NUI Maynooth, Centre for Medical Humanities , 12-APR-13 - 13-APR-13. [Details]
(2013) European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies,
M. Haughton (2013) ANU Productions 'Moments of Communion'. [Conference Paper], European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, NUI Galway , 17-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) IFTR 'Re-Routing Performance',
M. Haughton (2013) Vacant Spaces or Haunted Spaces?. [Conference Paper], IFTR 'Re-Routing Performance', Barcelona, Spain , 22-JUL-13 - 26-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013) Memory and Trauma: The Body in Pain in Irish Culture,
M. Haughton (2013) Performing Absence, Exile and Renewal in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland. [Conference Paper], Memory and Trauma: The Body in Pain in Irish Culture, UCD and Boston College , 13-SEP-13 - 14-SEP-13. [Details]
(2014) Pushing Form: Innovation and Interconnection in Contemporary European Performance,
M. Haughton; S. O'Gorman; C. McIvor (2014) Contemporary European Performance. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Pushing Form: Innovation and Interconnection in Contemporary European Performance, NUI Galway , 23-MAY-14 - 24-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) ACID/CAIS,
M. Haughton (2014) Performance as Commemoration and Critique. [Conference Paper], ACID/CAIS, University College Dublin , 11-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14. [Details]
(2015) ISTR Tradition, Transition, Transformation,
M.Haughton (2015) '1916: Home: 2016': Performing Histories from the Shadows. [Conference Paper], ISTR Tradition, Transition, Transformation, Tralee Institute of Technology, Co. Kerry , 22-MAY-15 - 23-MAY-15. [Details]
(2015) Performing the Archives,
M. Haughton (2015) Artists' Roundtable. [Chaired Session], Performing the Archives, NUI Galway , 22-JUL-15 - 24-JUL-15. [Details]
(2015) IASIL,
M. Haughton (2015) Reconciliations. [Conference Paper], IASIL, York University, England , 20-JUL-15 - 28-JUL-15. [Details]
(2015) TaPRA,
M.Haughton (2015) Performing Freedom, Freedom Performed. [Conference Paper], TaPRA, University of Worcester, England , 08-SEP-15 - 10-SEP-15. [Details]
(2015) Designing Commemoration,
M.Haughton (2015) Decade of Centenaries. [Conference Paper], Designing Commemoration, University of Limerick , 08-OCT-15 - 16-OCT-15. [Details]

Editorship of Journals

  Year Publication
(2014) 'Perform, or Else!' Irish Theatre International.
Miriam Haughton and Maria Kurdi (2014) 'Perform, or Else!' Irish Theatre International. Editorship of Journals [Details]

Note

  Year Publication
(2014) Programme Note 'Vardo' ANU Productions, Dublin Theatre Festival 2014.
Haughton, M (2014) Programme Note 'Vardo' ANU Productions, Dublin Theatre Festival 2014. Dublin: Note [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Sanctuary', a Theatre of Witness Production.
Haughton, M (2013) 'Sanctuary', a Theatre of Witness Production. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2013) 'Ponies Don't Play Football' by Ponydance.
Haughton, M (2013) 'Ponies Don't Play Football' by Ponydance. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2013) 'Eclipsed' by Patricia Burke Brogan.
Haughton, M (2013) 'Eclipsed' by Patricia Burke Brogan. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2013) 'The Bridge Below the Town' by Pat McCabe.
Haughton, M (2013) 'The Bridge Below the Town' by Pat McCabe. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2013) 'Clear the Air' by Hugh Travers.
Haughton, M (2013) 'Clear the Air' by Hugh Travers. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2012) 'Delta Phase' by Radoslaw Paczocha.
Haughton, M (2012) 'Delta Phase' by Radoslaw Paczocha. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2012) 'Woman and Scarecrow' by Marina Carr.
Haughton, M (2012) 'Woman and Scarecrow' by Marina Carr. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2012) 'Love All' by CheeryWild in association with Ten42 Productions.
Haughton, M (2012) 'Love All' by CheeryWild in association with Ten42 Productions. Dublin: Reviews [Details]
(2011) 'Airswimming' by Charlotte Jones.
Haughton, M (2011) 'Airswimming' by Charlotte Jones. Dublin: Reviews [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2015 Awarded the Honourable Mention in Modern Drama's Outstanding Article Award 2015 for 'From Laundries to Labour Camps: Staging Ireland's 'Rule of Silence' in Anu Productions' Laundry' Modern Drama
2011 Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) Conference Award Irish Society for Theatre Research
2012 Notre Dame Keough-Naughton Irish Seminar Scholarship Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies at Notre Dame University
2013 International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) Conference Award IFTR
2015 Humanities Research Incentivisation Scheme Humanities Research

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
National Women's Council of Ireland Supporting Member /
European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies Member /
Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) Member /
The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures Member /
International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) Member /
Irish Society for Theatre Research Executive Committee Member 01-SEP-14 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Suzhou University, Jiangsu Province, China Lecturer in English and Media Studies 04-SEP-06 / 29-JUN-07
IHA Press Agency, Istanbul Headquarters, Turkey Sub-Editor for the International News Desk 02-JUL-07 / 31-JUL-08
University College Dublin Occasional Lecturer and Tutor in Drama and English 07-SEP-09 / 21-DEC-12
English, NUI Galway Adjunct Lecturer in Drama 03-SEP-12 / 30-APR-13
University of Ulster with Queen's University Belfast Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the AHRC creative knowledge exchange initiative 'Creative Exchange Northern Ireland' (CXNI) 05-AUG-13 / 18-JUL-14

Teaching Interests



My specialisms include twenty and twenty-first century Irish, Northern Irish and British theatre and performance, modern drama, feminist performance, theatre and politics, theatre and space, trauma and memory studies, and the creative and cultural industries.

My classes are research-led with theory imbricated with practice, and vice versa.

I currently teach across the following lecture courses, seminars, and performance workshops: 

EN388 Modern Irish Literature 

 DT1100 Acting 1

 DT2106 Irish Theatre

DT1106 Staging Text

DT2104 Contemporary Theatre

TP311 Performance in Theory and Practice

Advanced Drama and Theatre

EN585 New Approaches to Performance

Performance Studies

Theatre: Space and Place