Conor McPherson’s Place in Irish Dramatic Literature

Nov 10, 2012

Lecture by Karen O'Brien

Prior to  Shining City

Karen O’Brien of UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Dramatic Art speaking on the playwright Conor McPherson’s place in Irish Dramatic Literature. 

Karen O’Brien is assistant professor in Dramatic Art at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She frequently presents research on Irish drama at national conferences, and her publications include interdisciplinary articles and reviews on Irish literature, theatre, and culture in a wide range of professional journals and collections. Karen is currently working on her book manuscript, which explores the plays of Irish writers Marina Carr and Conor McPherson. She holds a MFA in Directing from University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music and a Ph.D. in Drama from University of California at Irvine.