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Series 1: Introduction - The Art of Popular Culture

PJ Matthews


PJ Matthews, series 1 editor, introduces the first series of Scholarcast.


P.J. Mathews lectures in the School of English, Drama and Film at UCD. He was the Naughton Fellow and Visiting Associate Professor of English at the University of Notre Dame in 2007-08. He is the editor of The Cambridge Companion to John Millington Synge which will be published in 2009 and author of Revival: the Abbey Theatre, Sinn Féin, the Gaelic League and the Co-operative Movement (Field Day / Cork UP, 2003). He is the editor of New Voices in Irish Criticism (Four Courts Press, 2000) and was Director of the Parnell Summer School from 2002-05. He is Director of UCDscholarcast and editor of its inaugural series, The Art of Popular Culture: From 'The Meeting of the Waters' to Riverdance.



Series edited by: PJ Mathews.
Scholarcast original theme music by: Padhraic Egan, Michael Hussey and Sharon Hussey.
Recording, audio editing, photography and development by: John Matthews, Brian Kelly, Vincent Hoban &
Niall Watts at UCD IT Services, Media Services.
Consultant Producer: Clíodhna Ní Anluain, RTÉ

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