Dennis Kennedy#

Kennedy Denis
Membership Number:2234
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:IRELAND

Present and Previous Positions
  • 1995 - 2006 Trinity College Dublin, Samuel Beckett Professor of Drama and Theatre Studies (inaugural holder of endowed chair, now emeritus)
  • 1983 - 1988 University of Pittsburgh, Professor of Theatre Arts, 1988-1996; Associate Professor of Theatre Arts
  • 1970 - 1983 Grand Valley State University, Michigan, Assistant and Associate Professor of English with joint appointment in Performing Arts Center
  • 1972 Ph.D. in English Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara

Fields of Scholarship
  • Theatre and performance studies
  • History of theatre, from late 19th century to present
  • Theatre and performance theory
  • Theatre and practice of scenography

Honours and Awards
  • 2005 Member, Royal Irish Academy
  • 2004 Member, Academia Europaea
  • 1998 Fellow of Trinity College Dublin
  • 1994 Chancellor’s Distinguished Research Award, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1993 George Freedley Award, presented by the Theatre Library Association for “outstanding contribution to the literature of the theatre” for Looking at Shakespeare
  • 1985 George Freedley Award for Granville Barker and the Dream of Theatre
  • 1977 Office for Advanced Drama Research award for playwriting

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