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Ruud van den Beuken (Visiting Fellow)

March 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


March 14
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


The Bridge Room 1001 First Floor Hardiman Research Building

Let’s Give the Mantle of Harlequin a Brush: Current Research on the Dublin Gate Theatre

Dr Ruud van den Beuken, who is working at the Moore Institute as a visiting research fellow, will discuss current research on the Dublin Gate Theatre, including the establishment of a Gate Theatre Research Network (co-founded by the Dutch Research Council, Charles University Prague and NUIG), the digitisation of the Gate’s archives at the James Hardiman Library, and his book project on cultural memory and national identity formation in drama by original Gate playwrights such as Denis Johnston and Mary Manning.

Ruud van den Beuken is a lecturer in the Department of English Language & Culture at Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands). He was awarded the Irish Society for Theatre Research’s (ISTR) New Scholars’ Prize (2015) for his research on postcolonial mythological plays, and in April 2017, he received his PhD (cum laude) for his thesis on cultural memory and national identity formation at the Dublin Gate Theatre. He is the Assistant Director of the NWO-funded Gate Theatre Research Network and the recipient of the 2017 Education Award for best junior lecturer in the Faculty of Arts at Radboud. He is currently a Visiting Research Fellow at the Moore Institute.

Contact: Dr Ruud van den Beuken – ruud.vandenbeuken@ru.nl