Dr. Kevin Wallace

I am the Head of Department of Humanities and Arts Management and the chair of the Quality Enhancement Committee since September 2015. I have been a lecturer in English at IADT since 2011. I have taught the BA (Hons) in English, Media + Cultural Studies, BA (Hons) in New Media Studies and the MA in Public Cultures + Society.


I have published widely in the field of contemporary Irish drama and am working on a monograph on the Irish playwright Marina Carr and the British playwright Sarah Kane.

‘Irish Plays in Other Places – Bush, Royal Court, Broadway, + Steppenwolf’ in The Palgrave Handbook of Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance, by Eamonn Jordan and Eric Weitz (London: Palgrave).2018
‘Through a Glass Darkly: Identity, Language and Performance in Enda Walsh’s Chatroom’ in The Theatre of Enda Walsh’, ed. by Ian Walsh and Mary P. Caulfield (Dublin: Carysfort Press)2016
‘Review of Trauma Tragedy by Patrick Duggan’ in the Journal of Contemporary Drama in English, 2.12014
‘‘Fintan O’Toole: Power Plays’ and the high art / low art discourse in the Narrative of Irish Theatre’ in Ireland and Popular Culture, ed. by Sylvie Mikowski (Bern: Peter Lang)2013
‘“Shame shame shame”: Masculinity, Intimacy and Narrative in Conor McPherson’s Shining City’ in The Theatre of Conor McPherson: ‘Right beside the Beyond’ ed. by Eamonn Jordan and Lillian Chambers (Dublin: Carysfort Press)2012

Research projects

‘New Technologies, Space, and Memory’. Funded via the Spatial Arts and Visualisation programme (supported by the HEA, UCD, NCAD and IADT). Part of the research team collaborating with Dr Maria Parsons (IADT), Dr Jenny MCDonnell (IADT) and Dr Emile Pine (UCD).


The Dark Family Saga in Marina Carr’s By the Bog of Cats… and On Raftery’s Hill: at Excavating the Northern Text in IADT2017
‘The Fractured Self: Trauma, Language and Subjectivity in Marina Carr’s Portia Coughlan and Enda Walsh’s Disco Pigs’ Delivered at Irish Society for Theatre Research conference 2014: at University College Cork2014
‘Fringe Theatre as "Low Art": An Analysis of the Structures of Symbolic Power in the Narratives of Irish Theatre’. Delivered at the Ireland and Popular Culture Conference at the Centre de Recherches C.I.R.L.E.P. at the Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, Rheims, France2012
‘The failure of desire and the failure of language in Kane’s 4.48 Psychosis’. Delivered at the Performance Identity Community Working Group as part of the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA) Annual Conference at the University of Kingston, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, UK2011

Professional Affiliations

  • Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA)
  • Irish Society for Theatre Research (ISTR)
  • International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR)
  • International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL)
  • Member of the Centre for Public Cultures