Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York
 


 
John P. Harrington
Dean of Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Professor of English
B. A. Columbia; M. A. University College, Dublin; Ph.D. Rutgers University

jharrington15@fordham.edu
321 Keating Hall
ext. 3047 

John Harrington was educated at Columbia University, University College, Dublin, and he earned his Ph.D. in literature from Rutgers University. He has written extensively on Irish literature and culture, including The Irish Beckett (1991),The Irish Play on the New York Stage (1997), and The Life of the Neighborhood Playhouse on Grand Street (2007). He edited W. W. Norton's anthology Modern and Contemporary Irish Drama (1991; new edition 2008) and Irish Theater in America (2009). While continuing to teach and to attend academic conferences, Harrington also lectures frequently on theater and Irish culture in non-academic settings such as the Guggenheim Museum, Lincoln Center Festival, New York Shakespeare Festival/Public Theater, the Dublin Theatre Festival, the Manhattan Theatre Club, and others. He is a former Chairman of the Board of the PBS stations WMHT Educational Telecommunications and a current member of the Board of Mint Theater, a professional company in New York City.
Areas of Interest
Modern British and Irish Literature, Modern Drama, Irish Theater.

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