Campus Directory: Maureen Hawkins

University of Lethbridge

Maureen Hawkins
Faculty
English Department
Office: B810E (University Hall)
Phone: (403) 329-2370
Fax: (403) 382-7191
Email:

Degrees

BA, English (Indiana University); MA, Anglo-Irish Literature (University of Leeds, UK); Ph.D., English (University of Toronto)

Expertise

Modern & contemporary drama, Irish drama

Research Areas

Irish historical drama, Modern tragicomedy

Previous Research Areas

Modern & contemporary drama, Irish drama, Dramatic adaptation, Comparative literature

Selected Publications

"We Must Learn Where We Live": Language, Identity, and the Colonial Condition in Brian Friel's Translations." Éire/Ireland. Special Issue: Language and Identity in Twentieth-Century Irish Culture. 38.1 - 2 (Spring/Summer 2003). 23 - 36.

"Brenton's The Romans in Britain and Rudkin's The Saxon Shore: Audience, Purpose, and Dramatic Response to the Conflict in Northern Ireland." Politics and Performance in Northern Ireland. Eds. John P. Harrington and Elizabeth Mitchell. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 1999. 157 - 73.

"Brendan Francis Behan (1923-1964)." Irish Playwrights, 1880 - 1995: A Resource and Production Sourcebook. Eds. William Demastes and Bernice Schrank. Westwood, CN: Greenwood, 1997. 23-42.

"Women, 'Queers,' Love, and Politics: The Crying Game as a Corrective Adaptation of/Reply to The Hostage." Representing Ireland: Gender, Class, Ethnicity. Ed. Susan Shaw Sailer. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida, 1997. 194-212.

"Schizophrenia and the Politics of Experience in Three Plays by Brian Friel." Modern Drama. 39 (1996): 465-474. Rpt. in Drama Criticism. Ed. Lawrence J. Trudeau. Vol. 8. Detroit : Gale Research; 1998, 222-6.

"Playing Both Ends Against the Middle: Boucicault's Political Positions in Robert Emmet." Ritual Remembering: History, Myth and Politics in Anglo-Irish Drama, The Literature of Politics, The Politics of Literature: Proceedings of the 1991 Leiden IASAIL Conference: Vol. 2. Eds. C. C. Barfoot and Rias van den Doel. Amsterdam, Atlanta, GA: Rodopi, 1995. 41-50.

Global Perspectives on Teaching Literature: Shared Visions and Distinctive Visions. Eds. Sandra Lott, Maureen S. G. Hawkins, and Norman McMillen. Urbana, IL: NCTE, 1993. Includes two articles: "Politics and the Poet in Baraka's The Slave: Turning and Turning in Yeats' Gyres" (254-63) and "Intertextuality and Cultural Identity: Diversity in Related Texts" (264-92).

"Heroic Kings, Romantic Rebels, and Proletarian Revolutionaries: Changing Traditions in Symbolic Irish National Hero(in)es in Irish Historical Drama." "Standing in Their Shifts Itself . . .: Irish Drama from Farquhar to Friel. Ed. Eberhard Bort. European Library of Irish Studies 1. Bremen: European Society for Irish Studies, 1993. 171-80.

"An Giall, The Hostage, and Kongi's Harvest: (Post)colonial Irish, Anglo-Irish, and Nigerian Variations on a Postmodern Theme." The Internationalism of Irish Literature and Drama. Eds. Joseph McMinn and Anne McMaster. Irish Literary Studies 41. New York: Barnes & Noble; Gerrards Cross, Bucks., UK: Colin Smythe, 1992. 61-72.

"Nothing Was Decided: Louis MacNeice's Treatment of Irish History in They Met on Good Friday." Perspectives on Irish Theatre and Drama. Eds. Jacqueline Genet and Richard Allen Cave. Irish Literary Studies 33. New York: Barnes & Noble; Gerrards Cross, Bucks., UK: Colin Smythe, 1991. 68-76.

"Ascendancy Nationalism, Feminist Nationalism, and Stagecraft in Lady Gregory's Revision of Kincora." Irish Writers and Politics Eds. Okifumi Komesu and Masaru Sekine. Irish Literary Studies 36. New York: Barnes & Noble; Gerrards Cross, Bucks., UK: Colin Smythe, 1990. 94-109. Rpt. Nineteenth-Century Literature Criticism. Gale Research, 1994.

"The Dramatic Portrayal of Robert Emmet and Sarah Curran." Women in Irish Legend, Life and Literature. Ed. S. F. Gallagher. Irish Literary Studies 14. New York: Barnes & Noble; Gerrards Cross, Bucks., UK: Colin Smythe, 1982. 125-37.

Selected Creative Works

"We Must Learn Where We Live": Language, Identity, and the Colonial Condition in Brian Friel's Translations." Éire/Ireland. Special Issue: Language and Identity in Twentieth-Century Irish Culture. 38.1 - 2 (Spring/Summer 2003). 23 - 36.

"A Government Inspector Calls: The Sense of No Ending in Gogol's The Government Inspector and Priestley's An Inspector Calls" Comparative Drama Conference, Los Angeles, CA, 30 March, 2007

"The Sense of No Ending in Brian Friel's The Freedom of the City." Ireland Beyond Borders: American Conference for Irish Studies Annual General Meeting, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, 17 April, 2005.

"Split Ends: The Modern Tragicomic Structure of The Playboy of the Western World." Writing Ireland, 2004: Past, Present and Future: Triennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. 22 July, 2004.

"The Sense of No Ending in The Words Upon the Windowpane, Purgatory, and The Dreaming of the Bones." Joint Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies, the British Association for Irish Studies, and the European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies. Liverpool, U.K., 16 July, 2004.

"'in Indian . . ., there is no gender': Men, Domesticity, Patriarchy, and Masculinity on the Rez in Tomson Highway's Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing." Regina, Saskatchewan. Making it like a Man! Masculinities in Canadian Arts and Cultures Conference. 12 June, 2004.

"'in Indian . . ., there is no gender': Masculinity, Domesticity, and Adulthood in Tomson Highway's Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing." Association for Canadian Theatre Research Annual Conference. Winnipeg, Mantitoba: 30 May, 2004.

"Student Rating of Teacher Quality Based on Knowledge, Demand, and Support." Poster Presentation. Teaching Development Day. University of Lethbridge. Lethbridge, Alberta. 25 March, 2004.

"'in Indian . . ., there is no gender': Men, Domesticity, Patriarchy, and
Masculinity on the Rez in Tomson Highway's Dry Lips Oughta Move to Kapuskasing."
University of Lethbridge Women Scholars Lecture Series. Lethbridge, Alberta, 27
February, 2004.

"Ireland's Dysfunctional Family: Mimetic Re-Enactment and Modern Tragicomic Structure in Friel's Living Quarters ." South Central Modern Languages Association Conference. Hot Spring, Arkansas: 31 October, 2003.

"Mimetic Re-Enactment and Modern Tragicomic Structure in Friel's Living Quarters." Western Regional American Conference for Irish Studies Conference. Boise, Idaho: 11 October, 2003.

" Antitheatrical Effect and Tragicomic Structure in Fo's Accidental Death of an Anarchist." Canadian Society for Italian Studies National Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia: 31 May, 2003.

"The Genre of Gogol's The Government Inspector." Canadian Association of Slavists National Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia: 31 May, 2003.

"Virgil, Orpheus, and the Harrowing of Hell in Johnston's The Old Lady Says 'NO!'." Canadian Association for Irish Studies National Conference. Fredericton, New Brunswick: 23 May, 2003.

"To Europe with Love: Valentin Iremonger's Wrap Up My Green Jacket." Western Regional American Conference for Irish Studies Conference. Santa Clara, California: 12 October, 2002.

"The Sense of No Ending in Three Yeats' Plays." Department of English Colloquium
Series: University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, 31 October, 2002.

"Mimetic Re-Enactment and Modern Tragicomic Structure in Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author." Canadian Society for Italian Studies National Conference. Toronto, Ontario: 27 May, 2002.

"The Sense of No Ending in The Hostage and The Island." Canadian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies National Conference. Toronto, Ontario: 25 May, 2002.

"Robert Emmet on the American Stage: 1806 - 1985." Canadian Association for Irish Studies National Conference. Toronto, Ontario: 22 May, 2002.

"Let's Do the Time Warp Again: Time, Closure, and Audience in Three Plays by J. B.
Priestley." Department of English Colloquium Series: University of Lethbridge,
Lethbridge, Alberta, 8 March, 2002.

Research Interests

Irish Historical Drama; Modern Tragicomedy

Current Research and Creative Activity

TitleLocationGrant InformationPrincipal InvestigatorCo Researchers
Do Something!: The Sense of No Ending in Modern Tragicomedy. Alberta University of Lethbridge, 1995-96; however, work on the project is still continuing.

Maureen Hawkins
The Form of the Nation Made Perfect": The Politics of Irish Historical Drama. Ireland University of Lethbridge, $4,000, 1995-96; however, work on the project is still continuing.

Maureen Hawkins


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