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John Ireland

Associate Professor and Head

French and Francophone Studies

Contact

Building & Room:

1611 UH

Office Phone Voice:

(312) 996-4974

About

Major Interests:
twentieth-century theater and prose; avant-garde theory and practice; theater and theatricality; Sartre and existentialism; French Canadian literature; film; critical theory

Selected Publications

Books

  • Sartre: Un Art déloyal – théâtralité et engagement. Paris: Editions Place (coll. “Surfaces”), 1994, 238 pages.

Edited books

  • Jean-Paul Sartre, Kean, « Le Pari », Bariona (with Michel Rybalka) in Théâtre complet. Ed. Michel Contat. Paris: Gallimard (Bibliothèque de la Pléiade). 2005, 1,602 pages.

Articles

  • “Terreur et théologie : Paulhan, Scarry, Novarina.” Littérature, 176 (2014) : 97-107.
  • “Parler sur le théâtre : une conférence inédite de Sartre (1959).” Genesis, 39 (2014) : 101-132.
  • “Sartre’s America.” Sartre Studies International, 20.2 (2014): 76-89.
  • “Numance, Bataille et les fins de la violence théâtrale chez Sartre.” Etudes Françaises, 49.2 (2013) : 83-101.
  • “La Censure et la question du public théâtral de Sartre.” Europe, 1014 (2013): 271-287.
  • “Ouragan sur Les Mots: Sartre, Nizan et  “l’ami” Castro.” Revue des Sciences Humaines, 308 (2012): 47-60.
  • “”Ouragan sur le sucre;” : Sartre, Castro et la révolution cubaine.” Les Temps Modernes, 656(2009) 9-37.
  • “Le Kean de Sartre : personnage ou concept ?” Genesis, 25.5 (2005): 31-46.
  • “Jean-Paul Sartre,” Twentieth-Century French Dramatists, ed. Mary Anne O’Neill. Dictionary of Literary Biography, no.321 (2005): 334-352.
  • “Sartre and Scarry: Bodies and Phantom Pain.” In Revue Internationale de Philosophie, 231 (2005): 85-106.
  • “Poétique et engagement: l’écriture quantique d’Armand Gatti.” Europe. 877 (2002): 34-50.
  • “History, Utopia and the Concentration Camp in the Early Plays of Armand Gatti.” In Claude Schumacher, ed., Staging the Holocaust: The Shoah in Drama and Performance. Cambridge: Cambridge U.P., 1998, 184-202.
  • “A Speculum in the Text: Freud’s “Katharina” and Maupassant’s “Le Signe.”” MLN. 113.5 (1998): 1089-1110.
  • “Freedom as Passion: Sartre’s Mystery Plays.” Theatre Journal. 50.3 (1998): 335-348.
  • “Sartre’s Last Chance or What is Unfinished Literature?” Romanic Review 85.3 (1994): 419-436.
  • “Monstrous Writing: Serge Doubrovsky’s Autofiction.” Genre 26.1 (1993). Guest Editor and Contributor.

Notable Honors

2006, Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques, Ministry of National Education of the French Republic

Education

Ph.D., New York University