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P.J. Mathews

Senior Lecturer

School Of English, Drama & Film
Newman Building
Belfield
Dublin 4

Tel: +353 1 7168488
Email: patrick.mathews@ucd.ie

Biography

P.J. Mathews completed his doctoral research at Trinity College Dublin and  joined the School in 2004. Prior to that he lectured at St Patrick's College, Dublin City University (2001-2004) and Trinity College Dublin (1999-2001). He was Director of the Parnell Summer School from 2002-05 and was appointed Naughton Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame for 2007-08. Dr Mathews is the founder and Director of academic podcasting of UCDscholarcast (www.ucd.ie/scholarcast), a member of the Humanities Institute of Ireland, membre extérieur, Prismes Irish Studies Strand, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3, and co-convenor of the Irish Studies Doctoral Research Network. 

Professional

Honours and Awards

Year: 2011.
Title: membre extérieur, Prismes Irish Studies Strand, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3.
Year: 2010.
Title: Member Humanities Institute of Ireland
Year: 2007.
Title: Naughton Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame
Year: 2009.
Title: Seedfunding
Year: 2008.
Title: Seedfunding
Year: 2007.
Title: Seedfunding

Associations

Association: Irish University Review, Function/Role: Member of Board of Management
Association: Irish Society for the Study of Children's Literature, Function/Role: Treasurer
Association: New Voices in Irish Criticism, Function/Role: Founder
Association: Parnell Summer School , Function/Role: Director
Association: Irish Studies Doctoral Research Network, Function/Role: Convenor
     

Conference Contributions

Mathews, P.J. (2012) 'J.M. Synge: myth and politics'. [Plenary Lecture], Irish Literature Lecture Series, Liverpool Hope University , 29-NOV-12 - 29-NOV-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) El Gótico Irlandés de Bram Stoker (Embajada de Irlanda). [Plenary Lecture], Cátedra de Estudios Irlandeses, Universidad Claustro de Sor Juana , 13-NOV-12 - 13-NOV-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) El Gótico Irlandés de Bram Stoker. [Keynote Address], Conmemoración de Bram Stoker, Festival Mórbido, Pátzcuaro, Mexico, Pátzcuaro, Mexico , 15-NOV-12 - 17-NOV-12.
Mathews, P.J and McGuinness, Frank (2012) Frank McGuinness in Conversation with P.J. Mathews. [Invited Oral Presentation], Platforms: National Theatre London, National Theatre, London , 07-NOV-12 - 07-NOV-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) 'Ballad and Story'. [Invited Lecture], Conversations on Storytelling, Univ of Notre Dame, O'Connell House, Dublin , 20-OCT-12 - 20-OCT-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) 'Re-imagining Irish Sovereignty'. [Invited Lecture], Dublintellectual: Sovereignty at Home, Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin , 11-OCT-12 - 11-OCT-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) 'The Colours of Man' by Micheál Ó Conghaile. Book Launch, VIA 2012 Conference, Univ of Notre Dame , 28-SEP-12 - 28-SEP-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) Staging the Celtic Tiger: The Weir. [International Refereed Conference], VIA2012: Irish Drama / Dramaiocht na hEireann, University of Notre Dame , 27-SEP-12 - 28-SEP-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) 'Home Rule and the Irish Revival'. [Invited Lecture], Revolutionary States: Home Rule and Modern Ireland, Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane , 09-SEP-12 - 09-SEP-12.
Mathews, P.J. and Hynes, Garry (2012) 'Irish Theatre in a Globalised World'. [Invited Oral Presentation], The Merriman Summer School, Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare , 19-AUG-12 - 19-AUG-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) Reading McPherson's 'The Weir'. [Invited Lecture], University of Notre Dame Irish Seminar, University of Notre Dame, Dublin , 13-JUN-12 - 13-JUN-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) Reflections of the Irish Folk Music Revival, 1951-1981. [Plenary Lecture], Irish Studies Doctoral Research Network Conference, University of Liverpool , 04-JUL-12 - 04-JUL-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) Irish Music: the Missing Link. [Keynote Address], UCD College of Arts Graduate Studies Conference, UCD , 18-MAY-12 - 18-MAY-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) 'Voicing Dissent: New Perspectives in Irish Criticism', eds. Sandrine Brisset and Noreen Doody (IAP: 2012). Book Launch, St Patrick's College, Dublin City University , 08-MAY-12 - 08-MAY-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2012) Towards a Cultural History of the Irish Folk Revival. [Invited Lecture], NUI Galway Irish Studies Research Seminar, NUI Galway , 01-MAR-12 - 01-MAR-12.
Mathews, P.J. (2011) 'W.B. Yeats y la Irlanda de su Época'. [Plenary Lecture], Opening of W.B. Yeats Exhibition, Centro Cultural Gabriel García Márquez, Bogota , 06-DEC-11 - 06-DEC-11.
Mathews, P.J.; (2011) 'Synge and Nomadism'. [Other], 'Belonging' Research Strand Workshop, UCD, School of Languages and Literatures, UCD , 07-JUN-11 - 07-JUN-11.
Mathews, P.J.; (2011) 'Reading Beckett's Fingal'. [Invited Lecture], Writing 3.0 Fingal's Annual Writers' Festival, Millbank Theatre , 19-OCT-11 - 19-OCT-11.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2011) 'The Poetry of J.M. Synge'. [Invited Lecture], Dublin One City, One Book, Dublin City Library, Pearse Street, Dublin , 04-APR-11 - 04-APR-11.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2011) 'J.B Yeats and J.M. Synge in the Congested Districts'. [Invited Lecture], National Gallery of Ireland Lecture Series, National Gallery of Ireland , 24-MAY-11 - 24-MAY-11.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2011) The Origins of Scholarcast. [Invited Lecture], TEDx ND, University of Notre Dame , 15-APR-11 - 15-APR-11.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2011) 'Dreaming Back and Dreaming Foward in 'The Dreaming of the Bones'. [Invited Lecture], UCD/Abbey Theatre W.B. Yeats Seminar, UCD , 11-JAN-11 - 11-JAN-11.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2011) Catherine Morris in conversation with P.J. Mathews. [Oral Presentation], Other Voices: Alice Milligan and Irish National Theatre, Abbey Theatre Dublin , 03-MAR-11 - 03-MAR-11.
Mathews, P.J.; (2010) Strategic Workshop on Research Communities and Research Infrastructures in the Humanities. [Oral Presentation], ESF Standing Committee for the Humanities, ESF Strasbourg , 29-OCT-10 - 30-OCT-10.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2010) Seminar Leader: J.M. Synge. [Invited Lecture], University of Notre Dame Irish Seminar, O'Connell House, Dublin , 21-JUN-10 - 25-JUN-10.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2010) 'Joyce, Synge and Ibsen',. [Keynote Address], Norwegian Irish Society Bloomsday Conference, Henrik Ibsen Museum, Olso , 16-JUN-10 - 16-JUN-10.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2010) 'An introduction to Cathleen Ni Houlihan and On Baile's Strand. [Invited Lecture], Abbey Theatre Yeats Festival, Peacock Theatre, Dublin , 10-MAR-10 - 10-MAR-10.
Mathews, P.J.; (2009) Popular Culture and Revolution. [Invited Lecture], University of London Irish Studies Annual Symposium, Queen Mary, University of London , 20-JUN-09 - 20-JUN-09.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2009) 'Editing the Cambridge Companion to J.M. Synge'. [Invited Lecture], Synge Summer School, Avondale, Co. Wicklow , 03-JUN-09 - 03-JUN-09.
Mathews, P.J. (2009) Tinkers: Synge and the Cultural History of the Irish Traveller by Mary Burke (OUP, 2009). [Invited Lecture], Book Launch, Abbey Theatre, Dublin , 30-JUN-09 - 30-JUN-09.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2008) Riverdancing at the Meeting of the Waters. [International Refereed Conference], Thomas Moore: Texts, Contexts, Hypertext, NUI Galway , 28-NOV-08 - 29-NOV-09.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2007) 'Synge and Parnell'. [Keynote Address], New Voices in Irish Criticism 2007, St Patrick's College, Dublin City University , 21-APR-07 - 21-APR-07.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2007) 'The Travel Essays of J.M. Synge'. [Invited Lecture], Keough-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies Research Seminar, University of Notre Dame , 14-SEP-07 - 14-SEP-07.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2006) 'Reading Yeats's 'Purgatory'. [Keynote Address], Yeats Society of Japan Annual Conference, Keio University, Tokyo , 21-SEP-06 - 21-SEP-06.
Mathews, P.J.; (2006) 'A Landlord's Garden in Co. Wicklow'. [Invited Lecture], UCD School of English Research Seminar, UCD , 04-OCT-06 - 04-OCT-06.
Mathews, P.J.; (2006) 'Literature and History'. [Invited Lecture], Irish Historical Society Research Seminar, Boston College, Dublin , 07-FEB-06 - 07-FEB-06.
Mathews, P.J.; (2005) 'Globalisation and Contemporary Irish Culture'. [International Refereed Conference], Double Vision Conference, UCD , 18-MAR-05 - 18-MAR-05.
Mathews, P.J.; (2005) Cultural Critique in Celtic Tiger Ireland. [Invited Lecture], Parnell Summer School, Avondale, Co. Wicklow , 10-AUG-05 - 10-AUG-05.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2004) 'The Catalyst for Cultural Revival'. [Invited Lecture], National Gallery of Ireland Lecture Series, National Gallery of Ireland , 14-NOV-04 - 14-NOV-04.
Mathews ,P.J. ; (2004) Ireland Real and Ideal. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Parnell Summer School, Avondale, Co. Wicklow , 15-AUG-04 - 20-AUG-04.
Mathews, P.J.; (2003) 'Placing the Stage and Staging the Place'. [International Refereed Conference], TCD / Irish Theatre Magazine Conference, Dublin , 17-OCT-03 - 17-OCT-03.
Mathews, P.J.; (2003) 'Paul Henry and the Irish Revival'. [Invited Lecture], National Gallery of Ireland Lecture Series, National Gallery of Ireland , 25-MAR-03 - 25-MAR-03.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2003) Reflections on Romantic Nationalism. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Parnell Summer School, Avondale, Co. Wicklow , 17-AUG-03 - 22-AUG-03.
Mathews, P.J., ; (2003) Joint Conference Director. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Cultures in Conflict, DCU Faculty of Humanities Conference, Dublin City University , 07-FEB-03 - 05-FEB-02.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2003) 'Broadcasting and National Culture'. [Invited Lecture], Government of Ireland Forum on Broadcasting, RTE , 14-APR-03 - 14-APR-03.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2003) 'Reviving the Irish Revival'. [Keynote Address], The Internationalisation of Ireland Conference, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3 , 12-DEC-03 - 13-DEC-03.
Mathews, P.J.; (2003) 'D.P. Moran and William Rooney'. [Invited Lecture], DCU Joint Faculty of Humanities Conference, St Patrick's College, Dublin City University , 07-FEB-03 - 07-FEB-02.
Mathews, P.J.; (2003) 'J.M. Synge and the Irish Language Revival'. [Invited Lecture], Humanities Institute of Ireland Research Seminar, UCD HII , 03-OCT-03 - 03-OCT-03.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2003) 'The Dairies of Plunkett, the Fairies of Yeats'. [Invited Lecture], Byrne / Perry Summer School, Gorey, Co. Wexford , 28-JUN-03 - 28-JUN-03.
Mathews, P.J. (2002) 'Criticism and Contemporary Irish Culture'. [Invited Lecture], Irish Writers' Centre Lecture Series, Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin , 04-APR-02 - 04-APR-02.
Mathews, P.J. (2002) 'Denis Johnston: A Reappraisal'. [Keynote Address], Denis Johnston Retrospective, Irish Embassy, London , 03-OCT-02 - 03-OCT-02.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2002) 'The Dreamer Leans Out to Reality': J.M. Synge and Self-Help'. [Keynote Address], Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland, All Hallows College, Dublin , 06-JUL-02 - 06-JUL-02.
Mathews, P.J.; (2002) 'Doyle and Ni Dhuibhne: Back to the 70s'. [International Refereed Conference], International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, Dublin City University , 31-JUL-02 - 31-JUL-02.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2002) The Irish Revival: Cultural Inheritance or Cultural Baggage?. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Parnell Summer School, Avondale, Co. Wicklow , 11-AUG-02 - 16-AUG-02.
Mathews, P.J.; (2002) 'Denis Johnston's Dramatic Achievement'. [Keynote Address], Ernest Blythe Memorial Lecture, Abbey Theatre, Abbey Theatre, Dublin , 28-JAN-02 - 28-JAN-01.
Mathews, P.J. (2002) 'Ethnic and Civic Nationalisms'. [National Refereed Conference Paper], DCU Joint Faculty of Humanities Conference, St Patrick's College, DCU , 15-FEB-02 - 15-FEB-02.
Mathews, P.J.; (2001) 'The Irish Revival: A Re-appraisal'. [Invited Lecture], Department of English, Boston University Research Seminar, Boston University , 21-MAR-01 - 21-MAR-01.
Mathews, P.J.; (2001) 'The Irish Revival: A Re-appraisal'. [Invited Lecture], Boston College Irish Research Seminar, Boston College , 16-MAR-01 - 16-MAR-01.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2001) 'AEIOU: Joyce and the Irish Homestead'. [Invited Lecture], James Joyce Summer School, Newman House, Dublin , 18-OCT-01 - 18-OCT-01.
Mathews, P.J. ; (2001) 'Ireland in the New Century'. [Invited Lecture], Parnell Summer School, Avondale, Co. Wicklow , 12-AUG-01 - 12-AUG-01.
Mathews, P.J. (2000) 'Autobiographical Texts: Mo Sceal Fein to The Poor Mouth'. [Invited Lecture], Trinity College Dublin Public Lectures, TCD , 17-FEB-00 - 17-FEB-00.
Mathews, P.J.; (1999) The Irish Language Controversy of 1899. [International Refereed Conference], Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland, Bath Spa University , 07-APR-99 - 07-APR-99.
Mathews, P.J. (1999) 'Synge and the Aran Islands'. [Invited Lecture], Seachtain Synge / Synge Week, Inis Meain , 11-JUN-99 - 12-JUN-99.
Mathews, P.J. ; (1999) Conference Director. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], New Voices in Irish Criticism, Irish Film Institute , 05-FEB-99 - 07-FEB-99.

Committees

Committee : UCD Taskforce on Podcasting
Committee : UCD E-Learning and Digital Media Strategy Group
Committee : School of English Teaching and Learning Committee
Committee : UCD College of Arts Research Committee
 

Education

Year 1989 Institution:
Qualification: BA Subject:
Year 0 Institution:
Qualification: MA Subject:
Year 0 Institution: Trinity College Dublin
Qualification: PhD Subject: English
 

Consultancy

Client: Director, 'The Seafarer' , Millbank Theatre
Client: Assistant Director, 'Playboy of the Western World', Millbank Theatre
Client: Assistant Director, 'The Weir' , Millbank Theatre
Client: External Examiner, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle-Paris 3.
Client: External Examiner, University of Stirling
Client: External Examiner, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dun Laoghaire
Client: External Examiner, St Patrick's College, Dublin City University
Client: Peer Reviewer, Cork University Press
Client: Peer Reviewer, Field Day Publications
Client: Peer Reviewer, Four Courts Press
   

Other Activities

Peer Reviewer
Cork University Press
Field Day Publications
Four Courts Press

Publications

Books

Mathews, P.J. and Declan Kiberd (2015) Handbook of the Irish Revival. Dublin: The Abbey Theatre Press. [Details]
Mathews, P.J. (ed.); (2009) The Cambridge Companion to J. M. Synge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Available Online [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2003) Revival: The Abbey Theatre, Sinn Féin, the Gaelic League and the Co-operative Movement, vol. 12 Field Day Critical Conditions Series . Cork and Notre Dame IN: Cork UP / Notre Dame UP. [Details]
Mathews, P.J. (ed.); (2000) New Voices in Irish Criticism. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

Mathews, P.J. (2015) ''The Years of Synge: the Cultural Debates' In: Anthony Roche (eds). The Irish Dramatic Revival 1899-1939. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. [Details]
Mathews, P.J. ; (2012) ''The Sweet Smell of the Celtic Tiger': Elegy and Critique in The Weir'' In: Eamonn Jordan and Lilian Chambers (eds). Essays on Conor McPherson. Dublin: Carysfort Press. [Details]
Mathews, P.J. (2012) ''Marking the Introduction to the British Parliament of the Thrid Home Rule Bill, April 1912'' In: Mathews, P.J (eds). Revolutionary States: Home Rule and Modern Ireland. Dublin: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. , pp.91-100 [Details]
P.J. Mathews; (2011) ''Travelling Home: J.M. Synge and the Politics of Place'' In: Brian Cliff and Nicholas Grene (eds). Synge Centenary Essays. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
Mathews, P.J. ; (2011) ''Thomas Moore's Genteel Irish Blues'' In: Cliodhna Ni Anluain (eds). Sunday Miscellany: a selection from 2008-2011. Dublin: New Island. [Details]
P.J. Mathews; (2010) ''In a Landlord's Garden: Synge and Parnell'' In: Oona Frawley (eds). Memory Ireland. Syracuse: Syracuse UP. [Details]
P.J. Mathews; (2009) ''Re-Thinking Synge'' In: P.J. Mathews (eds). The Cambridge Companion to J.M. Synge. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. , pp.3-14 Available Online [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2005) ''A.E.I.O.U.: Joyce and the Irish Homestead', Joyce on the Threshold' In: Fogarty, A. and Martin, T (eds). Joyce on the Threshold. Florida: University of Florida Press. , pp.151-168 [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2005) 'Joseph O'Connor' In: Roche, A (eds). The UCD Aesthetic: Celebrating 150 Years of UCD Writers. Dublin: New Island Press. , pp.256-264 Available Online [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2000) 'The Irish Revival: A Reappraisal' In: Mathews, P.J (eds). New Voices in Irish Criticism. Dublin: Four Courts Press. , pp.12-19 [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

Mathews, P.J. (2014) ''The Drama of Cultural Shift in Synge, Friel and McPherson'. The Journal of Irish Studies, 29 :22-31. [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2009) ''Riverdancing at the Meeting of the Waters''. The Internationalist Review of Irish Culture, 1 (2009) :17-30. [Details]
P.J. Mathews; (2008) ''"Doing Something Irish": From Thomas Moore to Riverdance''. UCDscholarcast, . Available Online [Details]
P.J. Mathews; (2007) ''Reading Yeats's Purgatory''. Yeats Studies: The Bulletin of the Yeats Society of Japan, 37 . [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2006) 'Staging the Easter Rising: 1916 as Theatre, by James Moran (review)'. Modern Drama, 49 (3). [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2003) 'Bridging the Gap between Enthusiasm and Competency: Dialect and the Irish Language Revival'. Moving Worlds: A Journal of Transcultural Writings, 3 (1):62-72. [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2003) 'Stirring Up Disloyalty: The Boer War, the Irish Literary Theatre and the Emergence of a New Separatism'. Irish University Review, 33 (1):99-116. [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2002) 'A Battle of Two Civilizations?: D.P. Moran and William Rooney'. The Irish Review, (29):22-37. [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2000) 'Hyde's First Stand: The Irish Language Controversy of 1899'. Eire-Ireland, 35 (1):173-187. [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (1995) 'Celtic Nationalism and Post-Coloniality'. South Pacific Journal of Commonwealth Literature 41, :42-45. [Details]

Other Journals

Mathews, P.J. (1999) ''More Talked About than Talking'' Graph: Irish Cultural Review 3 (3) :5-7. [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2005) 'In Praise of Hibernocentricism: Republicanism, Globalisation and Irish Culture' The Republic :7-14. Available Online [Details]
         

Newspaper Articles

Mathews, P.J. (2011) Exporting Yeats and Behan to Bogota. The Irish Times: Dublin: Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2010) 'The Life and Verse of a Poet in the City. The Irish Times: Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2010) Where Yeats's Dreams Took Wing. The Irish Times: Newspaper Articles Available Online [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2000) Celtic Revivals. Newspaper Articles [Details]
                   

Electronic Publication

Mathews, P.J. ; (2011) TEDx ND: Scholarcast. University of Notre Dame: Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
P.J. Mathews (ed.); (2011) Reflections on Irish Music (series). Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
P.J. Mathews (ed.); (2009) Scholars Off the Page (series). Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
Ian Russell (ed.); (2008) Papers from the Sixth World Archaeological Congress. Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
P.J. Mathews (ed.); (2008) The Art of Popular Culture (series). Electronic Publication Available Online [Details]
 

Reviews

PJ Mathews; (2007) Studies in Children's Literature 1500-2000 and Treasure Islands, eds. Celia Keenan and Mary Shine Thompson. Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2005) The Unfolding of Language by Guy Deutscher. Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2005) Feis na nGleann: A Century of Gaelic Culture in the Antrim Glens, edited by Eamon Phoenix, et al. Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2004) George Russell (AE) and the New Ireland, by Nicholas Allen. Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2004) Modernisation, Crisis and Culture in Ireland, 1969-1992, by Conor McCarthy. Irish Literary Supplement: Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2006) Cesca's Diary 1913-1916: Where Art and Nationalism Meet, by Hilary Pyle. Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2004) The Scandal of Ulysses, by Bruce Arnold. Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2003) The Wilde Legacy, edited by Eilean Ni Chuilleanain. Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews.; (2002) Denis Johnston: A Life, by Bernard Adams. Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2000) Scholars and Rebels, by Terry Eagleton. Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews; (1999) Contesting Ireland, by Thomas McLoughlin. Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews; (2000) Ireland and Empire: Colonial Legacies in Irish History and Culture, by Stephen Howe. Reviews [Details]
PJ Mathews; (1999) A New DAy Dawning: A Portrait of Ireland in 1900, by Daniel Mulhall. Reviews [Details]
                                             

Articles

Mathews, P.J. ; (2011) 'Lasting Legacy': Programme Note for the Old Vic production of Playboy of the Western World. Articles [Details]
Mathews, P.J. ; (2010) Programme Note: 'Playboy of the Western World', Millbank Theatre. Dublin: Articles [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2004) 'Rapprochement: The Abbey and Europe', abbeyonehundred programme note. Dublin: Articles [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2003) Programme note: 'The Weir' by Conor McPherson. Dublin: Articles [Details]
Mathews, P.J.; (2002) Programme Note: 'Translations' by Brian Friel. Dublin: Articles [Details]
Mathews, P.J. ; (2000) Programme note to 'The Cripple of Inishmaan'. Dublin: Articles [Details]
PJ Mathews; (1999) More Talked About Than Talking. Graph: Irish Cultural Review: Articles [Details]
     

Research

Research Interests

Research interests include: the literature and culture of the Irish Revival, especially the work of J.M. Synge; twentieth century Irish writing; contemporary Irish theatre, and Irish music.

Research Projects

Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : UCDscholarcast: The Next Phase
Start Date / End Date : 03-AUG-09 / 31-JAN-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : The Environmental Writings of Emily Lawless (Science and Technology in 19th Century Ireland Conference)
Start Date / End Date : 03-AUG-09 / 31-JAN-11
Sponsor : University College Dublin (UCD)
Title : UCD scholarcast: Reviving the irish Revival
Start Date / End Date : 01-JUN-07 / 01-DEC-09

Recent Postgraduates

Recent Doctoral Graduates

Dr Yulia Pushkarevskaya, 'I Will Become': Dynamic Possibilities of Identity in Jennifer Johnston and Julia Kristeva (2009)

Dr Jennika Baines, Flann O'Brien and the Catholic Absurd (2010)

Dr Katherine O'Keefe, Synthesizing Wilde: Intertextuality, Nationality, and Dialectic in the Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (2011)

Dr Alan Graham, Samuel Beckett (2011)
 
Dr Giulia Bruna, The Travel Writings of J.M. Synge (2012) 

Current PhD Students

Patricia Browne (Celtic Tiger Theatre)

Catherine Wilsdon (J.M. Synge and Paris)

Lisa Caulfield (Cuchulain in Irish Literature)

Shannon Byrne (Music and Irish Theatre)

As joint supervisor

Louise Walsh (The Irish Revival and the Harlem Renaissance)