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Dr Miriam Haughton B.A, M.A, Ph.D
| 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)
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.
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.
|Haughton, M (2017) Staging Trauma: Bodies in Shadow. Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan. [Details]|
|Haughton, Miriam (2015) 'A Theatre of Truth? Negotiating Place, Politics and Policy in the Dublin Fringe Festival' In: McIvor, Charlotte; O'Gorman, Siobhan (eds). Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practices. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]|
|Haughton, Miriam (2014) 'Mirror Mirror on the Wall: Unwanted Reflections in The Boys of Foley Street' In: Tony Tracy and Conn Holohan (eds). Masculinity and Irish Popular Culture: Tiger's Tales. Basingstoke: Palgrave. [Details]|
|Haughton, Miriam; Kurdi, Maria (Ed.). (2015) Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women in Ireland. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]|
Peer Reviewed Journals
|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]|
|Haughton, M (2014) 'From Laundries to Labour Camps: Staging Ireland's Rule of Silence in Anu Productions' Laundry'. Modern Drama, 57 :65-93. [DOI] [Details]|
|Haughton, M; Kurdi, M (2014) ''Perform, or Else!' Editorial'. Irish Theatre International, 3 (1). [Details]|
|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]|
|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]|
|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]|
|Haughton, M (2013) 'Sanctuary', a Theatre of Witness Production. Dublin: Reviews [Details]|
|Haughton, M (2013) 'Ponies Don't Play Football' by Ponydance. Dublin: Reviews [Details]|
|Haughton, M (2013) 'Eclipsed' by Patricia Burke Brogan. Dublin: Reviews [Details]|
|Haughton, M (2013) 'The Bridge Below the Town' by Pat McCabe. Dublin: Reviews [Details]|
|Haughton, M (2013) 'Clear the Air' by Hugh Travers. Dublin: Reviews [Details]|
|Haughton, M (2012) 'Delta Phase' by Radoslaw Paczocha. Dublin: Reviews [Details]|
|Haughton, M (2012) 'Woman and Scarecrow' by Marina Carr. Dublin: Reviews [Details]|
|Haughton, M (2012) 'Love All' by CheeryWild in association with Ten42 Productions. Dublin: Reviews [Details]|
|Haughton, M (2011) 'Airswimming' by Charlotte Jones. Dublin: Reviews [Details]|
|Haughton, M (2014) Programme Note 'Vardo' ANU Productions, Dublin Theatre Festival 2014. Dublin: Note [Details]|
Editorship of Journals
|Miriam Haughton and Maria Kurdi (2014) 'Perform, or Else!' Irish Theatre International. Editorship of Journals [Details]|
Honours and Awards
| Year: 2011.
Title: Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) Conference Award
| Year: 2012.
Title: Notre Dame Keough-Naughton Irish Seminar Scholarship
| Year: 2013.
Title: International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) Conference Award
| Year: 2015.
Title: Humanities Research Incentivisation Scheme
|Association: National Women's Council of Ireland, Function/Role: Supporting Member|
|Association: European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, Function/Role: Member|
|Association: Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA), Function/Role: Member|
|Association: The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, Function/Role: Member|
|Association: International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR), Function/Role: Member|
|Association: Irish Society for Theatre Research, Function/Role: Executive Committee Member|
|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.|
|M. Haughton (2013) Vacant Spaces or Haunted Spaces?. [Conference Paper], IFTR 'Re-Routing Performance', Barcelona, Spain , 22-JUL-13 - 26-JUL-13.|
|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.|
|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.|
|M. Haughton (2014) Performance as Commemoration and Critique. [Conference Paper], ACID/CAIS, University College Dublin , 11-JUN-14 - 14-JUN-14.|
|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.|
|M. Haughton (2015) Artists' Roundtable. [Chaired Session], Performing the Archives, NUI Galway , 22-JUL-15 - 24-JUL-15.|
|M. Haughton (2015) Reconciliations. [Conference Paper], IASIL, York University, England , 20-JUL-15 - 28-JUL-15.|
|M.Haughton (2015) Performing Freedom, Freedom Performed. [Conference Paper], TaPRA, University of Worcester, England , 08-SEP-15 - 10-SEP-15.|
|M.Haughton (2015) Decade of Centenaries. [Conference Paper], Designing Commemoration, University of Limerick , 08-OCT-15 - 16-OCT-15.|
| Employer: Suzhou University, Jiangsu Province, China
Position: Lecturer in English and Media Studies
| Employer: IHA Press Agency, Istanbul Headquarters, Turkey
Position: Sub-Editor for the International News Desk
| Employer: University College Dublin
Position: Occasional Lecturer and Tutor in Drama and English
| Employer: English, NUI Galway
Position: Adjunct Lecturer in Drama
| Employer: University of Ulster with Queen's University Belfast
Position: Postdoctoral Research Assistant on the AHRC creative knowledge exchange initiative 'Creative Exchange Northern Ireland' (CXNI)
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
Theatre: Space and Place