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Dr Mark A Houlahan

Associate Professor

Qualifications: MA (Auck); PhD (Toronto); Grad Dip Writing Studies (Waikato).

School of Arts

(maph@waikato.ac.nz)

About Mark

Mark is Associate Professor  in the English Programme in the School of Arts, where he teaches Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, and Literary Theory. He has recently  co-authored Antipodal Shakespeare remembering and forgetting in Britain, Australia and New Zealand, 1916 (Bloomsbury/Arden Shakespeare, 2018). He has book chapters forthcoming on “Shakespeare and Cultural Memory” and “Shakespeare, Tourism,  and the Pop-Up Globe”. He is co-editing (with Aidan Norrie) a book on Renaissance Drama (New Directions in Early Modern Drama: Edges, Spaces, and Intersections) and is planning a book on iconic New Zealand theatre, tentatively called 10 Plays from the Edge of the World.

Expertise

Drama; Theatre

Shakespeare. Editing. Critical Theory. Poetics. Adaptation. Theatre History.

Research Interests

Shakespeare, Renaissance Drama and Poetry, Shakespeare in New Zealand, Adaptations, Literary Theories, Editing in Theory and Practice.

Recent Publications

  • Houlahan, M. (2019). Shakespeare comes to our age. English in Aotearoa, (96), 23-25.

  • Houlahan, M. (2019). [Review of Selected Poems by Ian Wedde]. New Zealand Review of Books: Pukapuka Aotearoa, 29(127), 12-13.

  • Houlahan, M. (2019). Introduction. In V. Rapatahana (Ed.), Nga Kupu Waikato (pp. 4-7). Mangakino and Morrinsville: Waikato Press.

  • Houlahan, M. (2018). Plays and Playmaking [Review of 'Performing dramaturgy' by Fiona Graham, 'Floating islanders: Pasifika theatre in Aotearoa', by Lisa Warrington and David O’Donnell, and 'Dawn raids' by Oscar Kightley]. New Zealand Books, 28(124), 14-15.

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Papers Taught

Supervision

PhD:
Immortality in Shakespeare and Sci-Fi
Making  Theatre in Aotearoa (Creative Practice Project)

Fantasy and the Language of Sacrifice

Poetry, Biography and History (Creative Practice)

MA

Dickinson & Anne Sexton (Creative Practice)

Female Travellers in Arabia

Contact Details

Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Houlahan, AProf Mark 9189 maph I.3.26 English Programme