Contemporary Irish gothic drama: The return of the Hibernian repressed during the rise and fall of the Celtic tiger

Carleton, Stephen (2017) Contemporary Irish gothic drama: The return of the Hibernian repressed during the rise and fall of the Celtic tiger. Gothic Studies, 19 1: 1-21. doi:10.7227/GS.0016


Author Carleton, Stephen
Title Contemporary Irish gothic drama: The return of the Hibernian repressed during the rise and fall of the Celtic tiger
Journal name Gothic Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1362-7937
2050-456X
Publication date 2017-05-01
Year available 2017
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.7227/GS.0016
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 19
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 21
Total pages 21
Place of publication Manchester, United Kingdom
Publisher Manchester University Press
Language eng
Abstract Whilst debate rages in certain circles as to what constitutes an Irish Gothic tradition and whether imposing canonical status upon it is even possible or desirable, very little of this discussion focuses on twenty-first century writing, and certainly not upon writing for the stage. The aims of this essay are twofold: to argue the case for a contemporary Irish Gothic theatre' school' (whose primary proponents I will identify as Martin McDonagh, Conor McPherson, Marina Carr and Mark O'Rowe); and to place this contemporary' school' in conversation with the Irish Gothic literary corpus identified by the scholarship of Terry Eagleton, Seamus Deane, W. J. McCormack, Jarlath Killeen, Christopher Morash, Richard Haslam, Sinéad Mooney and David Punter. The resulting intention here is to open up a fresh way of reading and comparing contemporary Irish playwrights that allows us to place their work into sharper focus when it comes to comparing them to each other as pre-eminent Irish writers of the millennial period.
Keyword Celtic tiger
Irish gothic
Irish drama
Playwright
Gothic drama
Drama
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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