José Lanters

Professor Emerita


PhD, University of Leiden, the Netherlands
BA & MA, University of Utrecht, the Netherlands

Areas of Research and Teaching

Irish Literature and Culture
Modern British Literature

Other Relevant Activities

Past President, American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS)
Vice-Chair for North America, International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL), 2006-present.
Faculty Co-Director, UWM Center for Celtic Studies

Selected Recent Publications

Lanters, José. “Marina Carr's Woman and Scarecrow (2006) and the Ars Moriendi.” The Golden Thread: Irish Women Playwrights, 1716-2016 2. Ed. David Clare, Fiona McDonagh, and Justine Nakase. Liverpool University Press, (2021): 109-119.
Lanters, Josepha C. “'Dragging Our Hidden Slums into the Centre of the Footlights': Homelessness, Addiction, and Audience Discomfort in Sean O'Casey's Nannie's Night Out and ANU's The Lost O'Casey.” New Hibernia Review 25.2 (2021): 60-75.
Lanters, Josepha C. “Rewriting History: Narrative Resistance and Poetic Justice in Martin McDonagh's 'A Very Very Very Dark Matter'.” Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies HJEAS 26.2 (2020): 255-71.
Lanters, José. The Theatre of Thomas Kilroy: No Absolutes. Cork University Press, 2018: 280 pp.
Lanters, José. “Desperationists and Ineffectuals: Mary Manning's Gate Plays of the 1930s.” The Gate Theatre, Dublin: Inspiration and Craft. Ed. Clare, David, Lally, Des, and Lonergan, Patrick. Peter Lang, (2018): 97-110.
Lanters, José. “'There's ropes and there's ropes': The Textual and Moral Fibre of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen.” Irish University Review 48.2 (2018): 315-330.
Lanters, José. “Thomas Kilroy and the Idea of a Theatre.” The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre. Ed. Grene, Nicholas, and Morash, Chris. Oxford University Press, (2016): 337-53.
Lanters, Josepha C., and , eds. Beyond Realism: Experimental and Unconventional Irish Drama since the Revival. Brill/Rodopi, 2015: 234 pp.
Lanters, José. “Queer Creatures, Queer Place: Otherness and Normativity in Irish Drama from Synge to Friel.” The Irish Theatre in Transition: From the Late Nineteenth to the Early Twenty-First Century. Ed. Morse, Donald. Palgrave Macmillan, (2015): 54-67.
Lanters, José. “'We'll Be the Judges of That': The Critical Reception of DruidSynge in the USA.” Irish Drama: Local and Global Perspectives. Ed. Grene, Nicholas, and Lonergan, Patrick. Carysfort Press, (2012): 35-47.
Lanters, José. “'Like Tottenham': Martin McDonagh's Postmodern Morality Tales.” The Theatre and Films of Martin McDonagh. Ed. Lonergan, Patrick. Methuen, (2012): 165-78.
Lanters, José. Unauthorized Versions: Irish Menippean Satire, 1919-1952. Catholic University of America Press, 2000: 287 pp.