John Ireland

Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies for French

Education
Ph.D., New York University

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 Works:

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.

Fellowships and Awards:

  • Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques.
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Contact Information

Office: 1611 UH, MC 315
Phone: 312-996-4974
Fax: 312-413-1044
Email: jireland@uic.edu