Mary Trotter

Position title: Associate Professor, English and Interdisciplinary Theatre Studies

Pronouns: She/her/hers


Helen C. White Hall, Rm. 7195G

Research Interests

Theatre History and Historiography, Irish Studies, Theatre and Identity, Gender Studies

Degrees and Institutions

  • PhD, Northwestern University, 1996
  • MA, University of Texas, Austin, 1992
  • BA, Emory University

Recent Publications

Ireland’s National Theaters: Political Performance and the Origins of the Irish Dramatic Movement (Syracuse, 2001), Modern Irish Theatre (Polity, 2008) and numerous articles and book chapters on drama and theatre history, with a general focus on theatre events as sites for exploring identity, community and social change.

Courses Taught

Introduction to Theatre and Dramatic Literature; Theatre History at the undergraduate and graduate levels; 19th Century American Theatre; Modern and Contemporary Drama; and Irish Theatre and Drama in various incarnations, including a seminar on gender and Irish theatre and performance