The Irish Society for Theatre Research

 

Cumann Taighde Amharclannaíochta na hÉireann

 

 

The Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR) aims to facilitate research on Irish theatre in its national and international contexts in terms of an engagement with the full spectrum of Irish theatre from page to stage. The field of Irish Theatre Studies is being transformed by new approaches to the rich history of Irish theatre and by the remarkable diversity of contemporary theatrical practice. ISTR was founded in order to develop and promote new and challenging ways of thinking about Irish theatre which engage with diverse contemporary historiographical, theoretical, cultural and performance frameworks.



News on ISTR Conferences

 

 Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference 2015

 

TRADITION, TRANSITION and TRANSFORMATION:
PERFORMANCE and CULTURAL DYNAMICS
 

 

22-23 May 2015 IT Tralee, North Campus, Dromtacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry

 

ISTR Conference 2015 Call for Papers

  

 

NEW SCHOLARS' PRIZE

 

ISTR runs an annual essay competition for New Scholars. There is no set theme for this competition; rather, candidates are encouraged to submit work drawing on their current research. New research, or essays developed from papers presented at the preceding conference are welcome. The New Scholars' Prize is awarded to the best essay, judged on originality, coherence and rigour.

 Please find the full Call for Papers here.

 

 

Conferences of Interest 

 

 

For details on several CFPs listed below, please go to our Conferences page:

 

 

 - Irish Society for Theatre Research Conference 2015, IT Tralee

 

- American Conference for Irish Studies 2015, University of Miami

 

- Canadian Association for Irish Studies Conference 2015 



 

Carysfort Press and New Publications

 

 

 

Check our Publications for details on commissions by Carysfort Press for the following books:

 

The Theatre of Mark O'Rowe

 

The Theatre of Enda Walsh

 

The Theatre of Marie Jones

 

Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice

 

Radical Contemporary Theatre Practices by Women Theatre Makers


 

 

Also on the same page, please find details on ISTR Publications, Books by ISTR members and a list of books of interest to members.