Clare Wallace

Clare Wallace is an Associate Professor in the Department of Anglophone Literatures and Cultures at Charles University in Prague.

She holds a BA in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin, an MA in Women’s Studies from University College Dublin and a PhD from Charles University Prague. Her PhD thesis explored questions of narrative, identity and citation in the work of five British and Irish playwrights from the late 1990s and ways of understanding their work in relation to the discourse of postmodernity. Her research is mainly focused on Irish Studies and Theatre Studies.

She has published widely in these areas. She is author of The Theatre of David Greig (2013) and Suspect Cultures: Narrative, Identity and Citation in 1990s New Drama (2006/7) and is editor of Monologues: Theatre, Performance, Subjectivity and Stewart Parker Television Plays (2008). Co-edited books include Cosmotopia: Transnational Identities in David Greig’s Theatre (2011) with Anja Müller, Stewart Parker Dramatis Personae and Other Writings (2008) with Gerald Dawe and Maria Johnston, Global Ireland: Irish Literatures for the New Millennium with Ondřej Pilný (2006) and Giacomo Joyce: Envoys of the Other with Louis Armand (2002).

She is a co-investigator for “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community”, a four-year research project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) and the EU European Regional Development Fund (FFI2016-75443). She is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Contemporary Drama in English and is currently Vice President of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English and Co-Chair of its annual PhD Forum.

Contemporary British Theatre

(forthcoming): “Marina Carr’s Hecuba: Agency, Anger and Correcting Euripides”. Irish Studies Review.

(forthcoming): “Disordered States and Affective Economies in Stella Feehily’s O Go My Man (2006)”. Irish Women Playwrights, vol. Two (1993-2016). Eds. David Clare, Fiona McDonagh and Justine Nakase. Syracuse UP.

(forthcoming): “David Greig”, Wiley Blackwell Companion to Contemporary British and Irish Literature. Eds. Richard Bradford et al. Sussex: Wiley Blackwell.

2018: “Společně na rozhraní: Téma nejistého společenství v současném britském divadle” [Together on the Edge: Precarious Community in Recent British Theatre], Divadelní Revue 29: 1, pp. 7-17.

2017: “Hřiště, hry a herci: drama v britském Národním divadle” [Place, Plays and Performers: Drama at Britain’s National Theatre], programme article for Rebecca Lenkiewicz’s Night Season, Czech National Theatre season 2017-2018 /Národní divadlo Divadelní sezona 2017-2018, pp. 17-22. 

2017: “‘… ultimately alone and walking around in your own private universe’ – Metatheatre and Metaphysics in Three Plays by Enda Walsh”, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies 23: 1, pp. 35-50.

2016: “Collaborating with Audiences: David Greig in Conversation with Clare Wallace”,  Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 4.1, pp. 243-4.

2016: “Yes and No? Dissensus and David Greig’s Recent Work”, Contemporary Theatre Review 26: 1, pp. 31-8.

2015: “Suspect Culture”, British Theatre Companies 1995-2014. Ed. Elizabeth Tomlin. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 179-206.

2014: co-editor with Ondřej Pilný, special issue on “Theatre and Politics: Theatre As Cultural Intervention”, Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 2: 1.

2014: with Ondřej Pilný, “Introduction: Intervention, Interaction, Insufficiency: Theatre’s Critical Repertoire?”, Journal of Contemporary Drama in English 2: 1, pp. 1-7.

2014: “Playing with Proximity: Precarious Ethics on Stage in the New Millennium”, Ethical Speculations in Contemporary British Theatre. Eds. Mireia Aragay and Enric Monforte. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 117-34.

2013: The Theatre of David Greig. London: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama.

2013: “Monologue Plays”, Drama Online. Digital Library: Bloomsbury. www.bloomsbury.com/uk/academic-subjects/drama-and-performance-studies

2012: “Uncertain Convictions and the Politics of Perception”, Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama. Eds. Mark Berninger and Bernhard Reitz. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, pp. 55-64.

2011: co-editor with Anja Müller, Cosmotopia: Transnational Identities in David Greig’s Theatre. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia Books.

2011: with Anja Müller, “Neutral Spaces and Transnational Encounters”, Cosmotopia: Transnational Identities in David Greig’s Theatre. Eds. Anja Müller and Clare Wallace. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia Books, pp. 1-13.

2011: “Unfinished Business – Allegories of Otherness in Dunsinane”, Cosmotopia: Transnational Identities in David Greig’s Theatre. Eds. Anja Müller and Clare Wallace. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia Books, pp. 196-213.

2011: “David Harrower”, The Methuen Drama Guide to Contemporary British Playwrights. Eds. Aleks Sierz, Martin Middeke and Peter Paul Schnierer. London: Methuen Drama, pp. 243-62.

2010: “Sarah Kane, Experiential Theatre and the Revenant Avant-Garde”, Sarah Kane in Context. Eds. Laurens De Vos and Graham Saunders. Manchester: Manchester UP, pp. 88-99.

2007: Suspect Cultures: Narrative, Identity and Citation in 1990s New Drama. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia Books.

2006: editor, Monologues: Theatre, Performance, Subjectivity. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia.

2006: “Monologue Theatre, Solo Performance and Self as Spectacle”, Monologues: Theatre, Performance, Subjectivity. Ed. Clare Wallace. Prague: Litteraria Pragensia, pp. 1-16.

2005: “Responsibility and Postmodernity: Mark Ravenhill and 1990s British Drama”, Theory and Practice in English Studies 4, pp. 269-75.

2005: “‘Pastiche Soup’, Bad Taste, Biting Irony and Martin McDonagh”, Litteraria Pragensia 15: 29, pp. 3-38.

2004: “Dramas of Radical Alterity: Sarah Kane and Codes of Trauma for a Postmodern Age”, Extending the Code – New Forms of Dramatic and Theatrical Expression. Eds. Hans-Ulrich Mohr and Kerstin Mächler. Trier: Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier, pp. 117-30.

Contemporary British Theatre

2018: “Anglophone New Writing on the Czech National Stage”, paper presented at “Crossing Borders: Contemporary Anglophone Theatre in Europe”, 40th International Conference of Recherches sur les Arts Dramatiques Anglophones Contemporains (RADAC), organised by Université Paris 13, Université Lyon 2, Université Grenoble-Alpes and RADAC, Paris, 11-12 October.

2018: “Ambivalent Attachments, Catharsis and Commemoration: David Ireland’s Cyprus Avenue at the Abbey Theatre in 2016”, paper presented at “Reimagining Traditions”, International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures conference (IASIL), , Nijmegen University (Netherlands), 23-27 July.

2018: “Performing the Threshold: Community, Hospitality and the Future”, paper presented at “Theatre and Migration”, International Federation for Theatre Research conference (IFTR), University of Belgrade, 9-13 July.

2018: attendance at “Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Drama and Performance”, 27th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Hildesheim, 31 May-3 June.

2017: attendance at “Nation, Nationhood and Theatre”, 26th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Reading, 29 June-2 July.

2017: chair, “Nation and Negation”, keynote lecture by Dan Rebellato, “Nation, Nationhood and Theatre”, 26th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Reading, 29 June-2 July.

2017: “‘a safe and special place’: Activating Audiences in an Age of Truthiness?”, paper presented at “How does performance philosophy act? Ethos, ethics, ethnography”, 3rd Biennial Performance Philosophy Conference, The Academy of Sciences and the Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, 22-27 June.

2016: attendance at “Theatre and Mobility”, 25th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, 26-29 May.

2016: chair of session with Fiona Wilkie (Roehampton), PhD Forum at “Theatre and Mobility”, 25th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, 26-29 May.

2016: “Back to Basics – The Dematerialised Theatre of Tim Crouch and Andy Smith”, paper presented at “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: New Texts, New Identities, New Stages, New Worlds” Conference, Sorbonne University, Paris, 13-15 October.

2015: attendance at “Theatre and Spectatorship”, 24th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Barcelona, 4-7 June.

2015: “Interview with David Greig”, 24th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Barcelona, 4-7 June.

2014: “What happens when we don’t agree? The Energies of Dissonance and the Limits of Empathy”, keynote lecture delivered at “David Greig Festival Symposium”, University of Lincoln, Lincoln Performing Arts Centre, 29 March.

2014: attendance at “Theatre and History: Cultural Transformations”, 23rd Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Hamburg, 30 May-2 June.

2013: “The Precarious Politics of Perception: Re-orientations in British and Irish Theatre”, paper presented at “Re-Routing Performance/Re-caminant l’escena”, International Federation for Theatre Research Conference (IFTR/ FIRT), Institut del Teatre, Barcelona, 22-26 July.

2013: conference convenor with Ondřej Pilný, Theatre and Politics: Theatre as Cultural Intervention, 22nd Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Charles University, Prague, 30 May-2 June.

2013: chair of session with Prof Eckart Voigts (University of Siegen), PhD Forum at “Theatre and Politics: Theatre as Cultural Intervention”, 22nd Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), Charles University, Prague, 30 May-2 June.

2012: attendance at “Bodies on Stage”, 21st Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Bochum, Mühlheim/ Ruhr, 2-6 June.

2012: chair of session with Prof Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg), PhD Forum at “Bodies on Stage”, 21st Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Bochum, Mühlheim/ Ruhr, 2-6 June.

2011: “Uncertain Convictions and the Politics of Perception”, paper presented at “Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama”, 20th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Mainz, Mainz, 2-5 June.

2011: chair of session with Prof Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg), PhD Forum at “Ethical Debates in Contemporary Theatre and Drama”, 20th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Mainz, Mainz, 2-5 June.

2010: attendance at “Narrative in Drama”, 19th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Paderborn (Germany), 3-6 June.

2010: chair of session with Prof Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg), PhD Forum at “Narrative in Drama”, 19th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Paderborn (Germany), 3-6 June.

2010: attendance at “Contemporary British Theatre: Towards a New Canon”, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, 16 October.

2009: chair of session, “Migration on stage”, at “Staging Interculturality”, 18th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Vienna, Vienna, 4-7 June.

2009: chair of session with Prof Martin Middeke (University of Augsburg), PhD Forum at “Staging Interculturality”, 18th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Vienna, Vienna, 4-7 June.

2009: attendance at Silent Voices / Forbidden Lives: Censorship and Performance”, International Federation for Theatre Research Conference (IFTR), University of Lisbon, Lisbon, 14-17 July.

2008: chair of session, “British adaptations”, at Adaptations: Performing Across Media and Genres17th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Siegen, Attendorn, 1-4 June.

2007: attendance at Non-Standard Forms of Contemporary Drama and Theatre16th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre andDrama in English (CDE), University of Heidelberg, Heidelberg, 17-20 May.

2006: “‘All the old ghosts’: Monologue and Memory in Friel, Pinter and Beckett”, paper presented at Prague-Konstanz Annual Workshop, University of Konstanz, 12-14 October.

2005: “Responsibility and Postmodernity: Mark Ravenhill and 1990s British Drama”, paper presented at 8th Brno Conference of English, American and Canadian Studies, Masaryk University, Brno, 2-4 February.

2005: chair of session, “Displacements”, at Mapping Uncertain Territories: Space and Place in Contemporary Theatre and Drama14th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), International University of Bremen, Bremen, 2-5 June.

Contemporary British Theatre

2018: co-chair, with Martin Middeke, of PhD Forum at “Fear and Anxiety in Contemporary Drama and Performance”, 27th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Hildesheim, 31 May-3 June.

2018: participation in the study day on crisis within the project “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community”, organized by the Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona research group, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 12 April.

2017: co-chair, with Martin Middeke, of PhD Forum at “Nation, Nationhood and Theatre”, 26th Annual Conference of the German Society for Contemporary Theatre and Drama in English (CDE), University of Reading, 29 June-2 July.

2017: participation in the study day on affect within the project “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community”, organized by the Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona research group, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 24 March.

2017: participation in the first research seminar of the project “British Theatre in the Twenty-First Century: Crisis, Affect, Community”, organized by the Contemporary British Theatre Barcelona research group, Universitat de Barcelona, Facultat de Filologia, 24 March.

2015: guest seminar on “Community, Dissent and The Events by David Greig”, University of Barcelona, Department of English and German, 3 December.

2015: guest seminar on “Dissensus, Free Speech and the Theatre of David Greig”, University College Dublin, School of English, Drama and Film, 25 February.

2013: guest seminar on “Performing, Processing and Resisting – The Nation and Globalization in the Work of David Greig”, Moore Institute NUI Galway, “Performance, Nation and Globalization” Summer School, Galway, 17-18 July.

2005: guest lecture on “Spectacular Narratives and Narrative Spectacles: Tendencies in 1990s Drama in Britain and Ireland”, staff exchange with University of Central Lancashire, Preston and University of Ulster, Coleraine, 1-6 November.

Contemporary British Theatre

In progress: Ronan McNabb, “Writing the Boom: Literary Representations of Celtic Tiger Life in Modern Irish Literature”.

2017: Jan Suk, “Alive Here and Now: Space, Time and In-Between in Live Art”

Contemporary British Theatre

2017: Elizabet Kovačeva, “‘Amateur War Zones’: Spectatorship and Violence in Contemporary British Theatre”.

2008: Klára Strnadová, “The Theatre of Martin Crimp”.

2007: Iva Rezková, “Shakespeare Revisited: Rewritings of Shakespeare in Modern British Drama”.

 

Other

2017: Tereza Bambušková, “Transformations of the Gothic in Victorian Ghost Stories”.

2013: Lenka Pichrtová, “The Role of Gender in Selected Irish Plays”.

2013: Martin Lauer, “Instability in Sam Shepard’s Work in the 1970s”.

2013: Šárka Homolková, “Another Way Out: Women in Kate O’Brien’s Fiction”.

2012: Alena Skalová, “The Variety of the Female Voice in Contemporary Irish Poetry”.

2012: Michal Sičak, “American Identity in the Work of Sam Shepard and David Mamet”.

2011: Jan Hovorka, “Family in Modern American Drama”.

2009: Andrej Olah, “Power Struggles in the Theatre of David Mamet”.

2007: Barbara Bindasová, “Narrative Strategies and the Themes of Bildungsroman Genre in Patrick McCabe’s The Butcher Boy, Roddy Doyle’s Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha,Seamus Deane’s Reading in the Dark and Frank McCourt’s Angela’s Ashes”.

2006: Kateřina Bonnerová, “The Irish Peasant Novels of Emily Lawless: Hurrish: A Study & Grania: The Story of an Island”.

2001: Natálie Schultzová, “Renovating the Big House: The Novels of Jennifer Johnston”.

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