Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture

  • Sara Brady
  • Fintan Walsh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction: Performance Studies and Irish Culture

    1. Fintan Walsh, Sara Brady
      Pages 1-10
  3. Tradition, Ritual, and Play

  4. Place, Landscape, and Commemoration

  5. Political Performances

  6. Gender, Feminism, and Queer Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 167-167
  7. Diaspora, Migration, and Globalization

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 249-255

About this book


The highly performative categories of 'Irish culture' and 'Irishness' are in need of critical address, prompted by recent changes in Irish society, the arts industry and modes of critical inquiry. This book broaches this task by considering Irish expressive culture through some of the paradigms and vocabularies offered by performance studies.


Performance Studies Irish Studies Irish History Irish Literature festival identity migration politics theatre

Editors and affiliations

  • Sara Brady
    • 1
  • Fintan Walsh
    • 2
  1. 1.Trinity College DublinIreland
  2. 2.Samuel Beckett CentreTrinity College DublinIreland

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