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Professor Nicholas Grene

Fellow Emeritus (English)


Born in the United States, educated in Ireland and the UK; married with four children.
  17th Century drama   Anglo-Irish literature, poetry   Indian literature in English   Irish writing, poetry, Drama, cinema   Shakespeare
 Irish Theatrical Diaspora

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Vice-chair (Ireland), International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures, 2001-9 Trustee, Ireland Chair of Poetry, 2010-
Language Skill Reading Skill Writing Skill Speaking
French Fluent Basic Basic
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Member of the Royal Irish Academy; Vice-chair (Ireland), International Association from the Study of Irish Literatures
Nicholas Grene, The Theatre of Tom Murphy: Playwright Adventurer, London, Bloomsbury, 2017, xv + 252pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Henry VI to Richard III: forgetting, foreshadowing, remembering in, editor(s)Andrew Hiscock and Lina Perkins Wilder , The Routledge Handbook of Shakespeare and Memory, London and New York, Routldege, 2017, pp180 - 190, [Nicholas Grene], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Nicholas Grene and Chris Morash, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, xxix + 764 pp.pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Defining performers and performances in, editor(s)Nicholas Grene and Chris Morash , The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2016, pp459 - 477, [Nicholas Grene], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Snapshots: a year in the life of a theatre judge in, editor(s)Donald E. Morse , Irish Theatre in Transition, Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp162 - 177, [Nicholas Grene], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Irish English as a Literary Language: Authority and Subversion in, editor(s)Carine Berberi and Martine Pelletier , Ireland: Authority and Crisis, Oxford, Peter Lang, 2015, pp15 - 32, [Nicholas Grene], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
W.B. Yeats in, editor(s)Brad Kent , George Berrnard Shaw in Context, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2015, pp44 - 50, [Nicholas Grene], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Nicholas Grene, Urban Alienation and Mental Geography in McPherson's Dublin, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, 20, (2), 2015, p51 - 58, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Nicholas Grene, An Interview with Garry Hynes, Irish University Review, 45, (1), 2015, p117 - 125, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Nicholas Grene, Yeats and the Mythopoeia of Parnell, The Yeats Journal of Korea, 46, 2015, p21 - 34, Journal Article, PUBLISHED

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Samuel Beckett: Waiting for the End in, editor(s)Gerald Dawe, Darryl Jones and Nora Pelizzari , Beautiful Strangers: Ireland and the World of the 1950s, Oxford et al, Peter Lang, 2013, pp21 - 34, [Nicholas Grene], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
J.M. Synge: Playwright and Traveller in, editor(s)Micheal de Mordha , Ceiliuradh an Bhlascaoid 14: John Millington Synge, Baile Atha Cliath, Coisceim, 2012, pp55 - 73, [Nicholas Grene], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Nicholas Grene, Nothing Quite Like It: an American-Irish Childhood, Bantry, Somerville Press, 2011, Book, PUBLISHED
Nicholas Grene, Seeing differently: the vision of Hubert Butler, Journal of the Butler Society, 5, (2), 2011, p206 - 224, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Trends and Gaps in Irish Studies in, editor(s)Christina Hunt Mahony, Laura Izarra, Elizabeth Malcolm, John P. Harrington, Ondrej Pilny, Catriona Crowe , The Future of Irish Studies: the Report of the Irish Forum, Prague, Irish Forum; Centre for Irish Studies, Charles University, 2006, pp8 - 15, [Nicholas Grene, Patrick Crotty], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Introduction in, Tom Murphy, Plays: 5, London, Methuen, 2006, ppix - xiii, [Nicholas Grene], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Nicholas Grene, Talking about Tom Murphy, Dublin, Carysfort Press, 2002, Book, PUBLISHED


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Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarship, University of Cambridge 1969-72
Life Member, Clare Hall, Cambridge 1989
Andrew W. Mellon Award Fellow, Huntington Library, Pasadena, California 1994
Drama and theatre, especially Shakespeare, Synge, Shaw and modern Irish drama; poetry of Yeats. Most recent publications include a book on Indian novelist R.K. Narayan.