Graduate Studies Representative
Cormac O'Brien is an Irish Research Council funded Doctoral Scholar
in the School of English, Drama, and Film at University College Dublin, where he is completing his
PhD, entitled 'Acting the Man: Performing Masculinities in Contemporary Irish
Theatre.' Supervised by Dr Emilie Pine, Cormac's thesis is a critical and theoretical intervention into
several crucial shifts in performances of masculinity in Irish theatre
from 1960 until the present. Cormac
is a founding member of the ISTR gender and sexuality working group,
and is also a founding member and webmaster for the International
Federation of Theatre Research (IFTR) working group 'Queer Futures'. Cormac
has published several peer-reviewed essays to date, interrogating
performances of masculinity and sexuality in the work of playwrights
such as Conor McPherson, Marina Carr, Caryl Churchill, Rosemary
Jenkinson, John B.
Keane, Tom Murphy, Frank McGuinness, Neil Watkins, Dermot Bolger, and
Nancy Harris. Cormac gratefully
acknowledges the support of the Graduate Research Education Programme
(GREP) in Gender, Culture, and Identity at UCD.
Research interests: Contemporary
Irish and British theatre; Irish studies, gender and sexuality in performance; queer
theatre and queer theory; critical theory and performance analysis;
the HIV positive body in performance.
Graduate Members' Profiles
As part of ISTR continuing development we would like to offer our current postgraduate members the opportunity to have their profiles published on this website. This will enhance their visibility in the field and going forward it will strengthen the relationship between the established members of ISTR and our vibrant graduate community. Also, we would like to encourage staff members to distribute this call for profiles among their students, bearing in mind that by joining ISTR, students can also have access to conferences, events, working groups as well as being part of a community supporting their research and their careers.
those of you who would like to have their profile published, follow
the below template and send it together with a profile picture to the
ISTR Web Administrators (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please note that the publication of the profile is for members only,
so if you haven't renewed your membership for this year, you can do so
at the upcoming ISTR Conference at NUI Galway (26-28 October 2012), or
if unable to attend please go to our Join ISTR page.
NAME AND TITLE
SHORT BIO: 100-200 words max, including research topic and areas, publications (if any), conferences, awards etc.
KEYWORDS: up to 4 keywords describing your research project and interests.
HOMEPAGE: any link to personal homepages (e.g. in their own university official website, academia.edu, LinkedIn or any other website relative to your research and career)
2011 Postgraduate Workshop
Please find below the Powerpoint presentation on 'Job Seeking' delivered by Dr. Melissa Sihra and Dr. Rhona Trench during the 2011 ISTR Conference at the University of Pécs , Hungary.