Dr Adrian Curtin

Senior Lecturer


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Telephone: 01392 724582

I joined the department in 2012. I did my doctoral training at Northwestern University, where I was a Presidential Fellow, and completed the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Theatre and Drama programme in 2011. I have also studied at Boston College and University College Cork.

My research interests include theatre sound and aurality, modernist and contemporary theatre, theatrical exploration of death and dying, and the performance of classical music. I have written several book chapters and journal articles on these topics. I welcome enquiries from potential Ph.D. students about any of these areas or related topics.

My book Avant-Garde Theatre Sound: Staging Sonic Modernity, supported by a British Academy/Leverhulme Research Grant, was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2014. I am currently working on a book entitled Death in Modern Theatre: Stages of Mortality, to be published by Manchester University Press.

In 2015 I won the Early Career Research Prize for my first book, awarded by the Theatre and Performance Research Association (TaPRA). In 2010 I won the New Scholar's Prize, awarded by the International Federation of Theatre Research.

I am the book review editor for Studies in Theatre and Performance and a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. I tweet about things that interest me here.