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Mary P. Caulfield - Farmingdale State College. Farmingdale, NY, US

Mary P. Caulfield Mary P. Caulfield

Assistant Professor of English/Humanities | Farmingdale State College

Farmingdale, NY, UNITED STATES

Dr. Caulfield teaches English and Humanities, and has appeared on stage in New York, London and Dublin.

Biography

Dr. Mary Caulfield is Assistant Professor of English and Humanities at Farmingdale State College. She teaches in areas related to drama and speech, and researches in the field of Women’s Theatre and Performance, and Modern Drama, with special interest in Irish Theatre practices. Caulfield's work has appeared in Theater Research International and her most recent publications include two co-edited volumes entitled, Ireland, Memory and Performing the Historical Imagination (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014) and The Theatre of Edna Walsh (Carysfort Press, 2015). In addition to her teaching and research interests, Caulfield is also a actor. She has performed on stage in London, New York and Dublin.

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Areas of Expertise (4)

Irish Theatre Shakespeare in Performance Theatre History Women in Theatre

Industry Expertise (3)

Education/Learning Entertainment Performing Arts

Accomplishments (2)

Top 40 Irish-Americans Under 40 (professional)

2011-01-01

Nominated for the Irish Echo's Top 40 Irish-Americans Under 40

Irish Society for Theatre Research (professional)

2011-02-01

Travel scholarship for presentation of research at the annual conference at The University of Pecs, Hungary.

Education (3)

Syracuse University: BS, Acting 2000

New York University: MA, Dramatic Literature and Performance 2006

The University of Dublin, Trinity College: PhD, Drama and Theatre Studies 2011

Affiliations (9)

  • American Society for Theatre Research
  • International Federation for Theatre Research
  • American Conference for Irish Studies
  • Screen Actor's Guild
  • Irish-American Writers and Artists
  • The Players Club
  • Alpha Phi International Fraternity
  • Association for Theatre in Higher Education
  • Irish Society for Theatre Research

Languages (2)

  • English
  • Irish Gaelic

Media Appearances (3)

'Othello Review: Shakespeare at Vanderbilt Mansion

Newsday  print

2015-08-03

"Mary Caulfield makes a strikingly convincing Desdemona..."

Theatre Review: 'Veronica's Room' at Arena Players

Theatre Guide  print

2014-10-21

"Mary Caulfield, as Susan, gave an impressive performance with believable raw emotion, and excellent characterization."

Ireland, Memory, and Performing: the Historical Imagination

Journals.Cambridge.org  online

2015-08-07

"The collection admirably brings together a highly diverse range of voices and arguments that capture and explore varying elements and moments of Irish history from the nineteenth century onward."

Event Appearances (8)

'Mise i gcuis na hÉireann’: Constance de Markievicz, a Martyr's Death?

Irish Society for Theatre Research annual conference  University of Pecs, Hungary

2011-04-01

"A Hunted Beast on a Bike": Markievicz, Mobility and National Maturation

The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance & the Historical symposium  Trinity College, Dublin

2011-04-15

Monuments and Landscapes in the Performance of Nation

American Conference for Irish Studies annual conference  Ludwig-Maximilians, Universitat Munchen, Munich, Germany

2010-07-01

Revising the Rising: Constance Markievicz and the Myth of the Nation

American Congference for Irish Studies annual conference  Pennsylvania State University

2010-05-01

"The Woman with a Garden": Constance Markievicz in the Performance of the Nation

Irish Society for Theatre Research annual conference  Trinity College, Dublin

2010-04-01

Performing Irish-American Heritage

International Federation for Theatre Research annual conference  University of Warwick, Coventry, England

2014-07-01

Dead Rabbits, Five Points and Fractured Fairytales: Performing ‘Irish’ heritage on the Streets of New York

Irish Society for Theatre Research  Birkbeck, University of London, London, England

2013-11-01

‘The Dustcover of the Nation’: Constance Markievicz’s National Costume and Images of Irish Indigenousness

American Conference for Irish Studies Annual Conference  Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana

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  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Author Appearance

Research Grants (2)

Dean's Research Grant

Trinity College, Dublin 

2010-01-01

Grant for presentation of research at the International Federation for Theatre Research annual conference in Munich, Germany

Title by Title Scheme funding for edited collection, “The Theatre of Enda Walsh”

Arts Council of Ireland 

Title by Title Scheme funding for edited collection, “The Theatre of Enda Walsh”

Published Articles (4)

Royalists to Revolutionaries: a Look at Early Irish Theatre The Irish Literary Supplement

2010-09-22

Royalists to Revolutionaries: a Look at Early Irish Theatre

Fashion Advice: Constance Markievicz's 'Unmarked,' 'Mis-marked' and 'Remarkable' Woman Peter Lang Publishing

2011-01-01

Fashion Advice: Constance Markievicz's 'Unmarked,' 'Mis-marked' and 'Remarkable' Woman

The Female Monument in Performance and Cultural Memory in Dublin Carysfort Press

2012-01-01

The Female Monument in Performance and Cultural Memory in Dublin

Inseparable and No Longer Subsequent: The Relocation and Representation of Women in Irish Theatre Practices Theatre Research International

2011-06-01

Inseparable and No Longer Subsequent: The Relocation and Representation of Women in Irish Theatre Practices

Courses (5)

Introduction to Drama (Writing Intensive)

A survey of Western drama stressing close reading of plays from ancient Greece, Elizabethan and Restoration England, nineteenth- century Scandinavia and Russia, and twentieth-century Britain and American. The changing concepts of comedy and tragedy are discussed. This is a writing-intensive course.

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Film and Literature (Writing Intensive)

Students will read selected short fiction and novels by English, American and other writers, and view the films that have been made from them by prominent directors. The course will develop students' understanding and appreciation of both literature and film. Students will examine how great writers elicit the complex response they do from their readers, and then explore the ways that film provides an interpretation of literature. Analysis and discussion will center on how the visual medium shapes literature as various directors adapt texts for the screen. The ability to interpret the texts and films appreciatively and critically will be assessed through a series of class projects and examinations. This is a writing-intensive course.

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Classical Greek Tragedy: Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides

This course introduces students to the Classical Greek Theater and its three great Athenian tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides through close readings of surviving texts in translation and through viewings of modern productions of these ancient theatrical works. Focusing on these playwrights' works both as art forms and as products of a specific historical society, the course will address the role this drama played in the lives, culture, and aesthetic sensibilities of the ancient Greeks as well as its role as a living art form in contemporary society.

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Shakespeare

A survey of representative comedies, tragedies, romances, and histories showing Shakespeare's dramatic variety. Acting styles are emphasized with the use of recordings, tapes and, when possible, live performances.

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Public Speaking

This course prepares students in the following areas of effective expository and persuasive public speaking: audience analysis; topic selection; appropriate use and documentation of supporting material; organization and outlining techniques; aspects of delivery which include appropriate eye contact, posture, use of notes, elements of voice such as rate and volume, and the use of presentational visual aids. Group discussion and problem solving exercises will also be provided, and students will engage in peer feedback throughout the course.

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