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Dr Mark A Houlahan

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

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About Mark

Mark is Associate Professor  in the English Programme, Te Kura Toi (School of Arts), where he teaches Shakespeare and his Contemporaries, and Literary Theory. His latest book is New Directions in Early Modern English Drama: Edges, Spaces, Intersections (co-ed. with Aidan Norrie; DeGruyter/MIP, 2020). He has book chapters forthcoming on   “Shakespeare, Tourism,  and the Pop-Up Globe”,  and 19th Century New Zealand theatre. He is editing  the Caroline playwright James Shirley's Hyde Park for the new Oxford Complete Works of James Shirley ; and he  is in the early phases of  a book on iconic New Zealand theatre scripts , tentatively called The New Zealand Play Book

Expertise

Drama; Theatre

Shakespeare in New Zealand. Decolonial Adaptations. History of Theatre in Aotearoa/NZ. English Renaissance Drama.

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • Houlahan, M. (2021). Crossing the Ditch: Trans-Tasman Stages 1841-96. In G. Bush-Bailey, & K. Flaherty (Eds.), Touring Performance and Global Exchange 1850-1960: Making Tracks (pp. 238-248). London: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781003055860

  • Houlahan, M. (2020). James Shirley at the edge of town. In A. Norrie, & M. Houlahan (Eds.), New Directions in Early Modern English Drama: Edges, Spaces, Intersections (pp. 77-94). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter/Medieval Institute Publications. doi:10.1515/9781501513749

  • Norrie, A., & Houlahan, M. (2020). Introduction: Edges, spaces, and intersections in early modern English drama. In A. Norrie, & M. Houlahan (Eds.), New Directions in Early Modern English Drama: Edges, Spaces, Intersections (pp. 1-18). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter/Medieval Institute Publications. doi:10.1515/9781501513749

  • Norrie, A., & Houlahan, M. (Eds.) (2020). New Directions in Early Modern English Drama: Edges, Spaces, Intersections. .. Berlin/Boston: De Guyter/Medieval Institute Publications. doi:10.1515/9781501513749

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Papers Taught

Supervision

PhD:
Medieval On-line Games

T.S.Eliot & D.H.Lawrence (Creative Practice)

Poetry, Biography and History (Creative Practice)

Antifuturity & Queer Subjectivities