Associate Professor of English and American Literatures
Clare Wallace is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin (B.A.), University College Dublin (M.A.) and Charles University (PhD). At the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures she teaches in several areas ranging across Irish Studies, Post-war and contemporary British drama and theatre, twentieth-century American drama and theatre.
From 1998 to 2009 she was a member of the steering committee of the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (EFACIS); from 2006 to 2009 she was a Representative for Europe in the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL). Since 2013 she has served as Vice President of the Society for the Study of Contemporary Drama in English (CDE).
She is a member of the Editorial Board of JCDE (Journal of Contemporary Drama in English) and the Advisory Board of International Journal of Scottish Theatre and Screen.
Crisis, Representation and Resilience: Perspectives on Contemporary British Theatre, eds. Clare Wallace, Clara Escoda, Enric Monforte & José Ramón Prado-Pérez. Methuen Drama Engage Series (2022).
The Theatre of David Greig. Methuen Drama Critical Companions Series (2013).
Suspect Cultures: Narrative, Identity and Citation in 1990s New Drama (2007).
Cosmotopia: Transnational Identities in David Greig’s Theatre, eds. Anja Müller and Clare Wallace (2011).
Stewart Parker Television Plays (2008).
Stewart Parker: Dramatis Personae and Other Writings, eds. Gerald Dawe Maria Johnston and Clare Wallace (2008).
Monologues: Theatre, Performance, Subjectivity (2006).
Global Ireland: Irish Literatures in the New Millennium, eds. Ondřej Pilný and Clare Wallace (2006).
Giacomo Joyce: Envoys of the Other, eds. Louis Armand and Clare Wallace (2002; expanded edition 2006).
Other recent publications are included in:
Special Issue: Dialogue, Performance and the Body Politic in Contemporary Theatre, Litteraria Pragensia 32.63 (2022)
Studying English Literature in Context: Critical Readings (2022)
Special Issue: Migration and Intercultural Communication, Litteraria Pragensia 31.61 (2021)
Stage Irish: Performance, Identity, Cultural Circulation (2021)
The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights, 1716-2016 (2021)
Affects in 21st-Century British Theatre: Exploring Feeling on Page and Stage (2021)
Special Issue: Performance and Ireland, Scene 8.1&2 (2020)
The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature (2020)
Recent funded projects:
Participant supervisor for MOVES – Migration and Modernity: Historical and Cultural Challenges, European Joint Doctorate 2019-2023.
Member of: “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community.” FFI2016-75443-P Funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) 2017-2021.
Key Researcher in the European Regional Development Fund-Project 2018-2022 “Creativity and Adaptability as Conditions of the Success of Europe in an Interrelated World” (No. CZ.02.1.01/0.0/0.0/16_019/0000734).
I welcome thesis proposals in the following areas: BA and MA: Modern and contemporary theatre and drama, the short story, Irish literature and studies, Irish film, feminism and literature/theatre/culture. PhD: Contemporary theatre and drama (Irish, British, American), modern and contemporary Irish literature in English.
Deadlines for thesis writers
Please keep in mind that we must allow time for consultation, revision and for the opponent to read your work. If I am supervising your BA or MA thesis the following deadlines apply:
For the summer exam period (June)
For the autumn exam period (September)
NB: I do not provide feedback on student work in July and August.
For the winter exam period (January/February)