Dr Stephen O'Neill

English

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Programme Co-ordinator

Iontas Building
Ground Floor
0.39
(01) 708 3489

Biography

ORCID ID 
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4674-9127

Google Scholar
https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=L6qeVkIAAAAJ&hl=en

Stephen O’Neill is Associate Professor in English and Shakespeare Studies. He is the author of  Shakespeare and YouTube (London and New York: Arden Shakespeare / Bloomsbury 2014); Staging Ireland: Representations in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama (Dublin: Four Courts, 2007); editor of  Broadcast Your Shakespeare(London and New York: Arden Shakespeare / Bloomsbury 2018); and co-editor of Shakespeare and the Irish Writer (Dublin: UCD Press 2010). He has published widely on adapted Shakespeare, especially in digital cultures. Recent work includes articles on HBO’s Westworld in Cahiers Élisabéthains and Maggie O’Farrell’s award-winning novel  Hamnet in the journal Shakespeare

Recent publications include the co-edited volumes, The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Adaptation (Arden Shakespeare 2022) and a special issue of the Shakespearean International Yearbook on "Shakespeare and Refugees" (2021). 

His research is currently focused on eco-critical approaches to literature, with a project on the literary life of trees in early modern Ireland. He is PI on an IRC New Foundations funded project, "Literature and Ireland's Trees" in partnership with Crann: Trees for Ireland. 

He is also co-editing with Maria Pramaggiore a volume of esays Kylie Minogue: Criticial Insights into Music and Media Celebrity for Bloomsbury Academic, for which he is writing a chapter on Minogue's affective fandoms. The book is due out in 2023. 

He is a regular contributor to the conferences of the Shakespeare Association of America and the European Shakespeare Research Association. He's also a member of the Irish Renaissance Seminar. Stephen previously lectured in University College Dublin, where he completed his PhD, before joining English at Maynooth University in 2004. 

He supervises research theses on adaptations of Shakespeare and very much welcomes applications from PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers in the following areas: 
Shakespeare studies, especially adaptation and digital cultures; early modern literature; early modern Ireland; and eco-criticism.  








Research Interests

Shakespeare studies, especially Shakespeare’s afterlives; contemporary Shakespeare adaptation studies and digital cultures; early modern literature, especially drama and theatre; early modern Ireland.  

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Literature and Ireland's Trees PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / New Foundations Strand-1a Literature and Ireland’s Trees (LIT) aims to establish an arboreal literary studies network in collaboration with Crann: Trees for Ireland and international scholars. Exploring the literary lives of trees, the project will identify new ways of seeing trees and explore arboreal representation as a mode of engagement with climate challenge. Working with a Writer-in-Residence, and through a networking event, postgraduate placements, and a web presence, the project will lead to an essay collection featuring critics, arborists and writers, and to the generation of meaningful knowledge about how Ireland’s tree and literary cultures enrich Irish society. 01-DEC-21 01-SEP-21 10448

Books

  Year Publication
2014 Shakespeare and YouTube: New Media Forms of the Bard.
O'Neill, Stephen (2014) Shakespeare and YouTube: New Media Forms of the Bard. London and New York: Bloomsbury / Arden Shakespeare. [Details]
2007 Staging Ireland: Representations in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama.
O'Neill, Stephen (2007) Staging Ireland: Representations in Shakespeare and Renaissance Drama. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2022 The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Adaptation
O'Neill, S and Diana Henderson (Ed.). (2022) The Arden Research Handbook of Shakespeare and Adaptation London and New York: Arden Bloomsbury. [Details]
2021 The Shakespearean International Yearbook 19: Special Section, Shakespeare and Refugees
Stephen O’Neill and Ton Hoenselaars (Ed.). (2021) The Shakespearean International Yearbook 19: Special Section, Shakespeare and Refugees London: Routledge. [Details]
2018 Broadcast Your Shakespeare: Continuity and Change Across Media
O'Neill, Stephen (Ed.). (2018) Broadcast Your Shakespeare: Continuity and Change Across Media London: Bloomsbury / Arden Shakespeare. [Details]
2010 Shakespeare and the Irish Writer
Stephen O'Neill and Janet Clare (Ed.). (2010) Shakespeare and the Irish Writer Dublin: University College Dublin Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2022 '‘The time invites you’, or Making Hamlet your Digital Contemporary: Online Adaptation and Community'
O'Neill, Stephen (2022) '‘The time invites you’, or Making Hamlet your Digital Contemporary: Online Adaptation and Community' In: Mickael Popelard, Guillaume Winter et Denis Lagae-Devoldere (eds). Agrégation anglais 2023. William Shakespeare. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. Paris: Ellipses. [Details]
2022 '“Quoting Machines: Shakespearean things in and beyond HBO’s Westworld”'
O'Neill, Stephen (2022) '“Quoting Machines: Shakespearean things in and beyond HBO’s Westworld”' In: Darlena Ciraulo, Matt Kozusko, and Robert Sawyer (eds). Performing Shakespearean Appropriations Essays in Honor of Christy DesmetPerforming Shakespearean Appropriations Essays in Honor of Christy Desmet. Lanham: Rowman and Littlefield. [Details]
2020 'Hiddleston–Shakespeare–-Coriolanus, or Rhizomatic Crossings in Fanfic'
O'Neill, Stephen (2020) 'Hiddleston–Shakespeare–-Coriolanus, or Rhizomatic Crossings in Fanfic' In: Shakespeare and Geek Culture. London: Arden Bloomsbury. [Details]
2016 'Beyond MacMorris: Shakespeare, Ireland and critical contexts'
O’Neill S. (2016) 'Beyond MacMorris: Shakespeare, Ireland and critical contexts' In: Celtic Shakespeare: The Bard and the Borderers. [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Quoting Shakespeare in Digital Cultures'
O'Neill, Stephen (2018) 'Quoting Shakespeare in Digital Cultures' In: Julie Maxwell and Kate Rumbold (eds). Shakespeare and Quotation. Cambridge: Cambridge UP. [Details]
2017 'Theorizing User Agency in YouTube Shakespeare'
O'Neill, Stephen (2017) 'Theorizing User Agency in YouTube Shakespeare' In: Valerie M. Fazel and Louise Geddes (eds). The Shakespeare User: Critical and Creative Appropriations in a Networked Culture. New York: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2017 '“In fair [Europe], where we lay our scene” Romeo and Juliet, Europe and digital cultures'
O'Neill, Stephen (2017) '“In fair [Europe], where we lay our scene” Romeo and Juliet, Europe and digital cultures' In: Juan F. Cerdá, Dirk Delabastita, Keith Gregor (eds). Romeo and Juliet in European Culture. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [full-text] [Details]
2014 '“YouTube, Shakespeare and the Sonnets: Textual Forms, Queer Erasures”'
O'Neill, Stephen (2014) '“YouTube, Shakespeare and the Sonnets: Textual Forms, Queer Erasures”' In: Digital Shakespeares: Innovations, Interventions, Mediations, special issue of The Shakespearean International Yearbook. London: Ashgate. [Details]
2013 'Beyond MacMorris: Shakespeare, Ireland and critical contexts'
O'Neill, Stephen (2013) 'Beyond MacMorris: Shakespeare, Ireland and critical contexts' In: Celtic Shakespeare: The Bard and the Borderers. London: Ashgate. [Details]
2007 '1599: Sir John Oldcastle, the Irish Wars and the Elizabethan Stage'
O'Neill, Stephen (2007) '1599: Sir John Oldcastle, the Irish Wars and the Elizabethan Stage' In: Ireland in the Renaissance, c. 1540-1660. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 '“And Who Will Write Me?”: Maternalizing Networks of Remembrance in Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet'
O’Neill S. (2021) '“And Who Will Write Me?”: Maternalizing Networks of Remembrance in Maggie O’Farrell’s Hamnet'. Shakespeare, 17 (2):210-229 [DOI] [Details]
2021 'Bring yourself back online, Old Bill: Westworld’s media histories, or six degrees of separation from Shakespeare'
O’Neill S. (2021) 'Bring yourself back online, Old Bill: Westworld’s media histories, or six degrees of separation from Shakespeare'. Cahiers Elisabethains, [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Shakespeare's Hand, or the strangers' case: Remediating Sir Thomas More in the context of the Refugee Crisis'
O'Neill, Stephen (2020) 'Shakespeare's Hand, or the strangers' case: Remediating Sir Thomas More in the context of the Refugee Crisis'. BORROWERS AND LENDERS: THE JOURNAL OF SHAKESPEARE AND APPROPRIATION, [Details]
2019 'Finding Refuge in King Lear: From Brexit to Shakespeare's European Value'
O'Neill, Stephen (2019) 'Finding Refuge in King Lear: From Brexit to Shakespeare's European Value'. Multicultural Shakespeare, 19 (34) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Shakespeare’s Digital Flow: Humans, Technologies and the Possibilities of Intercultural Exchange'
O'Neill, Stephen (2018) 'Shakespeare’s Digital Flow: Humans, Technologies and the Possibilities of Intercultural Exchange'. Shakespeare Studies, 46 :120-133 [full-text] [Details]
2018 'Beyond Shakespeare's land of ire: Revisiting Ireland in English Renaissance drama'
O'Neill, Stephen (2018) 'Beyond Shakespeare's land of ire: Revisiting Ireland in English Renaissance drama'. Literature Compass, 15 (10) [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Introduction: #SocialMediaShakespeares'
O'Neill, Stephen, and Maurizio Calbi (2016) 'Introduction: #SocialMediaShakespeares'. BORROWERS AND LENDERS: THE JOURNAL OF SHAKESPEARE AND APPROPRIATION, X (1) [full-text] [Details]
2016 '‘It's William Back from the Dead’: Commemoration, Representation, and Race in Akala's Hip-Hop Shakespeare'
O'Neill, Stephen (2016) '‘It's William Back from the Dead’: Commemoration, Representation, and Race in Akala's Hip-Hop Shakespeare'. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, 16 (2):246-256 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Shakespeare and Social Media'
O'Neill, S (2015) 'Shakespeare and Social Media'. Literature Compass, 12 :274-285 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2015 'Teaching and Learning Guide for: “Shakespeare and Social Media”'
O'Neill, Stephen (2015) 'Teaching and Learning Guide for: “Shakespeare and Social Media”'. Literature Compass, 12 (7) [DOI] [Details]
2014 'Ophelian Negotiations: Remediating the Girl on YouTube'
O'Neill, Stephen (2014) 'Ophelian Negotiations: Remediating the Girl on YouTube'. BORROWERS AND LENDERS: THE JOURNAL OF SHAKESPEARE AND APPROPRIATION, IX (1) [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2011 'Uploading Hamlet: Agency, Convergence and YouTube Shakespeare'
Stephen O'Neill (2011) 'Uploading Hamlet: Agency, Convergence and YouTube Shakespeare'. ANGLISTICA, 15 :63-75 [full-text] [Details]

Edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2015 “Shakespeare/ Social Media”, Borrowers and Lenders.
O'Neill, Stephen (2015) “Shakespeare/ Social Media”, Borrowers and Lenders. Edited Journal Issue [Details]
2019 Shakespeare and Digital Humanities: New Perspectives, Future Directions, Humanities.
O'Neill, Stephen (2019) Shakespeare and Digital Humanities: New Perspectives, Future Directions, Humanities. Edited Journal Issue [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'On the ‘Spenser Dispenser’'
Stephen O'Neill (2021) 'On the ‘Spenser Dispenser’' Spenser Forum, 51 (3) . [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2022 What's your favourite reference to trees in Irish literature?.
O'Neill, Stephen (2022) What's your favourite reference to trees in Irish literature?. Magazine Article [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2022 Shakespeare's Serialty: an International Workshop.
O'Neill, Stephen (2022) Shakespeare's Serialty: an International Workshop. [Oral Presentation], “If that happens in Hamlet. I don't care”: Succession as Adaptation Theory, or Serial TV's selective Shakespeareanisms, Universität Konstanz , 14-JUL-22 - 16-JUL-22 [Details]
2022 “Landscape, Narrative, and Deep Time”.
O'Neill, Stephen (2022) “Landscape, Narrative, and Deep Time”. [Oral Presentation], “Arborealities: Bearing Witness and Being (with) Nature in Elif Shafak’s The Island of Missing Trees”, St Louis University, Madrid , 02-JUN-22 - 04-JUN-22 [Details]
2021 Shakespearean eco-echoes in Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island.
O'Neill, S. (2021) Shakespearean eco-echoes in Amitav Ghosh’s Gun Island. [Oral Presentation], Eco-Migration: Shakespeare and the Contemporary Novel”, Shakespeare Association of America, online , 03-APR-21 - 03-APR-21 [Details]
2019 Shakespeare on Screen in the Digital Era.
O'Neill, Stephen (2019) Shakespeare on Screen in the Digital Era. [Keynote Address], “By most mechanical … hand”: Shakespeare embedded in Westworld and digital cultures, Université of Paul-Valéry Montpellier , 26-SEP-19 - 28-SEP-19 [Details]
2018 Shakespeare Studies Today, British Shakespeare Association.
O'Neill, Stephen (2018) Shakespeare Studies Today, British Shakespeare Association. [Oral Presentation], ‘“The Strangers’ Case”: Sir Thomas More, the Refuge Crisis and Social Media’, Queen's University, Belfast , 14-JUN-18 - 17-JUN-18 [Details]
2018 Shakespeare Association of America.
O'Neill, Stephen (2018) Shakespeare Association of America. [Oral Presentation], Remediating Early Modern Drama seminar, Los Angeles , 29-MAR-18 - 31-MAR-18 [Details]
2017 Shakespeare Association of America.
O'Neill, Stephen (2017) Shakespeare Association of America. [Plenary Lecture], Shakespeare / Hiddleston / Coriolanus: Rhizomatic Crossings in Fanfiction, Shakespearean Fandom and Digital Cultures,, Atlanta , 06-APR-17 - 08-APR-17 [Details]
2016 Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture.
Stephen O'Neill (2016) Shakespeare and Modern Popular Culture. [Oral Presentation], #notforanagebutforalltime: Quoting Shakespeare in Digital Cultures, Université d’Artois, Arras, France , 15-JUN-16 - 17-JUN-16 [Details]
2016 Shakespeare Lives across the Island: Conversations and Celebrations Irish Renaissance Seminar.
Stephen O'Neill (2016) Shakespeare Lives across the Island: Conversations and Celebrations Irish Renaissance Seminar. [Oral Presentation], ‘It is the digital, | The digital above us, govern our conditions’: Shakespeare, (Mis)Quotation and Digital Cultures , Queens University Belfast , 07-MAY-16 - 07-MAY-16 [Details]
2015 The Gendered Politics of Production.
Stephen O'Neill (2015) The Gendered Politics of Production. [Oral Presentation], Shakesgirls, or what’s Ophelia doing in social media?, Middlesex University, London , 16-JUN-15 - 16-JUN-15 [Details]
2015 Celebrating Shakespeare: Memory and the Cultures of Commemoration.
Stephen O'Neill (2015) Celebrating Shakespeare: Memory and the Cultures of Commemoration. [Oral Presentation], #Shakespeare: Twitter and Tumblr as Modes of Shakespeare Commemoration, Murcia University, Spain , 04-NOV-15 - 07-NOV-15 [Details]
2013 Digital Shakespeares.
Stephen O'Neill (2013) Digital Shakespeares. [Oral Presentation], YouTube Shakespeare, University of Nottingham , 24-JUL-13 [Details]
2013 Reimagining Topicality, Shakespeare Association of America.
Stephen O'Neill (2013) Reimagining Topicality, Shakespeare Association of America. [Oral Presentation], “‘Scaling his present, bearing with his past’: Coriolanus and the Challenges of Teaching Shakespearean Topicality now, St Louis, USA , 09-APR-14 - 12-APR-14 [Details]
2012 Irish Studies Centre, Concordia University.
Stephen O'Neill (2012) Irish Studies Centre, Concordia University. [Oral Presentation], Has no one made him out to be an Irishman?: interpreting Shakespeare's perceived Irish problem, Montreal [Details]
2012 Shakespeare Association of America.
Stephen O'Neill and Maurizio Calbi (2012) Shakespeare Association of America. [Oral Presentation], Social Media Shakespeare Seminar, Toronto [Details]
2011 Media Shakespeare: Appropriation Reconsidered, European Shakespeare Research Association.
Stephen O'Neill (2011) Media Shakespeare: Appropriation Reconsidered, European Shakespeare Research Association. [Oral Presentation], Shakespeare, You Tube and the (Un)sexing of the Sonnets, Weimar, Germany , 29-APR-11 - 30-APR-11 [Details]
2011 UCD School of English Research Seminar.
Stephen O'Neill (2011) UCD School of English Research Seminar. [Oral Presentation], Shakespeare's Sonnets on YouTube: Medium Play, Queer Erasures and the Culture of Vernacular Creativity, Dublin , 17-NOV-11 - 17-NOV-11 [Details]
2011 World Shakespeare Congress.
Stephen O'Neill (2011) World Shakespeare Congress. [Oral Presentation], “Shakespeare, Ireland and the Critics”,, Prague [Details]
2010 European Shakespeare Research Association Conference.
Stephen O'Neill (2010) European Shakespeare Research Association Conference. [Oral Presentation], “It’s Shakespeare … with a twist: Exploring Conflict in Shakespeare on You Tube”, Pisa [Details]
2010 Abbey Theatre.
Stephen O'Neill (2010) Abbey Theatre. [Oral Presentation], “Politics, Paranoia, and Power in Shakespeare’s Plays”, Dublin [Details]
2010 Shakespeare, Performance and Ireland Research Seminar, with the Moore Institute.
Stephen O'Neill (2010) Shakespeare, Performance and Ireland Research Seminar, with the Moore Institute. [Oral Presentation], Celtic Shakespeare?  Or, what has happened to Shakespeare’s ‘English’ histories?, NUI Galway , 29-MAY-10 - 29-MAY-10 [Details]
2009 Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales Conference.
Stephen O'Neill (2009) Shakespeare, Ireland, Scotland, Wales Conference. [Oral Presentation], Beyond Mackmorrice?: Rethinking Shakespeare's Irish Subtexts, School of English, Trinity College Dublin [Details]
2009 Research Seminar, School of Language and Literature, New Bulgarian University.
Stephen O'Neill (2009) Research Seminar, School of Language and Literature, New Bulgarian University. [Oral Presentation], 'Has no-one made him out to be an Irishman?': Shakespeare and Irish Writing, Sofia, Bulgaria [Details]
2009 Guest Lecture, School of Language and Literature, New Bulgarian University.
Stephen O'Neill (2009) Guest Lecture, School of Language and Literature, New Bulgarian University. [Oral Presentation], Twentieth Century Rewritings of Shakespeare, Sofia, Bulgaria [Details]
2009 Rathmines Literary Festival.
Stephen O'Neill (2009) Rathmines Literary Festival. [Oral Presentation], After-show Talk and Discussion, Macbeth,, St Louis, Dublin [Details]
2009 The 8th International European Shakespeare Research Association Conference.
Stephen O'Neill (2009) The 8th International European Shakespeare Research Association Conference. [Oral Presentation], It's Shakespeare with a twist: Exploring Conflict in Shakespeare on You Tube, Pisa, Italy [Details]
2008 Shakespeare Association of America.
Stephen O'Neill (2008) Shakespeare Association of America. [Oral Presentation], Villainy and the (Dis)Closure of Trauma in Shakesp, Dallas, Texas [Details]
2008 Filming and Performing Renaissance History Symposi.
Stephen O'Neill (2008) Filming and Performing Renaissance History Symposi. [Oral Presentation], CGI Elizabeth, or a Spanish Tragedy: Historical T, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2007 The Eleventh Hour, RTE Radio One.
Stephen O'Neill (2007) The Eleventh Hour, RTE Radio One. [Oral Presentation], “Images of the Irish”, Author Interview, Staging I, Dublin [Details]
2007 Queen's University, Belfast.
Stephen O'Neill (2007) Queen's University, Belfast. [Oral Presentation], ‘What ish my nation?, or questions of Irish differ, Belfast [Details]
2007 Jean Monnet University.
Stephen O'Neill (2007) Jean Monnet University. [Oral Presentation], Shakespeare’s Stage Irishman and questions of diff, Saint-Etienne, France [Details]
2007 The Orla Barry Show, Newstalk.
Stephen O'Neill (2007) The Orla Barry Show, Newstalk. [Oral Presentation], Panel Discussion on Shakespeare, Dublin [Details]
2007 Tubridy Show, RTE Radio One.
Stephen O'Neill (2007) Tubridy Show, RTE Radio One. [Oral Presentation], “Shakespeare’s Relevance Today, Dublin [Details]
2005 Early Modern Terrorism: Atrocity and Political Vio.
Stephen O'Neill (2005) Early Modern Terrorism: Atrocity and Political Vio. [Oral Presentation], Go not to Ireland’: Negotiating the Trauma of the, University of Manchester [Details]
2005 Ireland in the Renaissance.
Stephen O'Neill (2005) Ireland in the Renaissance. [Public presentations], 1599: Drama, Nation, and the Burden of War, Dublin [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2017 The Strangers' Case: Sir Thomas More, Social Media and the Refugee Crisis.
Stephen O'Neill (2017) The Strangers' Case: Sir Thomas More, Social Media and the Refugee Crisis. Blog [Details]
2015 “Shakespeare and Online Video”, Shakespeare on YouTube.
Stephen O'Neill (2015) “Shakespeare and Online Video”, Shakespeare on YouTube. Blog [Details]

Online Multimedia

  Year Publication
2019 'I should be so lucky: doing the academic locomotion with Kylie', RTE Brainstorm.
O'Neill, S; Watson, L. (2019) 'I should be so lucky: doing the academic locomotion with Kylie', RTE Brainstorm. Online Multimedia [Details]
2016 Storify - Introduction Shakespeare and Social Media.
Stephen O'Neill (2016) Storify - Introduction Shakespeare and Social Media. Online Multimedia [Details]

Webinar

  Year Publication
2022 “Writing with Trees: in conversation with Lynn Buckle.
O'Neill, Stephen (2022) “Writing with Trees: in conversation with Lynn Buckle. Webinar [Details]
2022 Texts and Trees: Forays into Ireland's Arboreal Cultures in conversation with Dr Anna PIlz and Dr Brandon Yen.
O'Neill, Stephen (2022) Texts and Trees: Forays into Ireland's Arboreal Cultures in conversation with Dr Anna PIlz and Dr Brandon Yen. Webinar [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2019 Kylie Minogue symposium.
O'Neill, S; Watson, L. (2019) Kylie Minogue symposium. Conference Hosted [Details]
2018 Earth Songs: Eco-Criticism and Early Modern Studies.
O'Neill, Stephen and Pat Palmer (2018) Earth Songs: Eco-Criticism and Early Modern Studies. Conference Hosted [Details]
2017 “Don DeLillo’s America”.
O'Neill, Stephen (2017) “Don DeLillo’s America”. Conference Hosted [Details]
2016 “Shakespeare / Ireland / 1916” symposium.
O'Neill, Stephen (2016) “Shakespeare / Ireland / 1916” symposium. Conference Hosted [Details]
2014 “The Renaissance and Popular Culture”.
O'Neill, Stephen (2014) “The Renaissance and Popular Culture”. Conference Hosted [Details]
2006 Shakespeare and the Irish Writer.
Dr Stephen O'Neill (2006) Shakespeare and the Irish Writer. Conference Hosted [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
2000 ‘“Irish Affairs’: Representing Ireland in Sir John Oldcastle”
Stephen O'Neill (2000) ‘“Irish Affairs’: Representing Ireland in Sir John Oldcastle” . In: Janet R. Costa eds. Proceedings of the British Graduate Shakespeare Conference The Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham, , pp.236-245 [Details]
1998 “‘From Ireland coming’: the Irish Wars in Late Elizabethan Drama”
Stephen O'Neill (1998) “‘From Ireland coming’: the Irish Wars in Late Elizabethan Drama” PAGES University College Dublin, , pp.145-154 [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2010 Review of J.B Lethbridge (Ed.). Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites (Manchester University Press, 2008).
Dr Stephen O'Neill (2010) Review of J.B Lethbridge (Ed.). Shakespeare and Spenser: Attractive Opposites (Manchester University Press, 2008). Book Review [Details]
2008 The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street by Charles Nichol, The Arts Show, RTE Radio One.
Stephen O'Neill (2008) The Lodger: Shakespeare on Silver Street by Charles Nichol, The Arts Show, RTE Radio One. Book Review [Details]
2006 Review of Deana Rankin, Between Spenser and Swift: English Writing in Seventeenth Century Ireland (Cambridge University Press, 2005).
Dr Stephen O'Neill (2006) Review of Deana Rankin, Between Spenser and Swift: English Writing in Seventeenth Century Ireland (Cambridge University Press, 2005). Book Review [Details]
2004 Review of Clare Carroll, Circe’s Cup: Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Ireland (Notre Dame University Press, 2001).
Dr Stephen O'Neill (2004) Review of Clare Carroll, Circe’s Cup: Cultural Transformations in Early Modern Ireland (Notre Dame University Press, 2001). Book Review [Details]
1999 Review of Curtis Perry, The Making of Jacobean Culture (Cambridge University Press, 1999).
Dr Stephen O'Neill (1999) Review of Curtis Perry, The Making of Jacobean Culture (Cambridge University Press, 1999). Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2016 Review: Reason in Madness, Draíocht Theatre.
Stephen O'Neill (2016) Review: Reason in Madness, Draíocht Theatre. Reviews [Details]
2015 “Of Crowns, Nations and Memory Machines: Druid reimagines Shakespeare’s Histories.”.
Stephen O'Neill (2015) “Of Crowns, Nations and Memory Machines: Druid reimagines Shakespeare’s Histories.”. Reviews [Details]
2014 Review of Brigit by Tom Murphy for Exuent.
Stephen O'Neill (2014) Review of Brigit by Tom Murphy for Exuent. Reviews [Details]

Thesis

  Year Publication
2004 Staging Ireland: Representations in English Renaissance Drama, c.1587-1603.
Dr Stephen O'Neill (2004) Staging Ireland: Representations in English Renaissance Drama, c.1587-1603. University College Dublin: Thesis [Details]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Shakespeare Association of America Member /
Irish Renaissance Seminar Member /
European Shakespeare Research Association Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Faculty of Arts Research Committee Chairperson /
Academic Council Faculty of Arts Representative /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 NUI (University College Dublin ) PhD English

Teaching Interests

Dr O'Neill's main teaching interests and responsibilities are in Shakespeare and early modern literature studies but he also contributes more broadly to teaching across the MU English degree. Current teaching includes EN106: "Cli-Fi: Climate Crisis and the Literary Imagination", which is available to double major and single honours students; EN202: "Literature and History"; EN244: "Imagined Worlds"; and EN342: "Lost Worlds: Reading a Fragile Planet". He also offers an elective module in Third Year, "Shakespeare Across Media", which explores adaptations of Shakespeare in literary and popular cultures. He has previously taught modules on Shakespeare, Feminism and Popular Culture, and on the fiction of Don DeLillo. At postgraduate level, he co-teaches the module Afterlives on the Department's new MA programme, Literatures of Engagement. 

Recent Postgraduates

  Graduation Student Name University Degree Thesis
2011 O’Dowd, Liam Maynooth University MLitt The Influence of English Colonial Discourse on Early Irish Adaptations of Shakespeare
2006 O'Neill, Brian Maynooth University MLitt Sourcing Shakespeare’s Histories