- Orientalism, interculturalism and transnationalism and performance in differing world contexts
- Contemporary Irish theatre, particularly in respect of the representation of subjectivities
- ‘Challenging Myth and Tradition: National/Cultural Identity and the Irish Theatrical Canon.’ Modern Drama 43, no.2 (Summer 2000): 265-275.
- ‘Strangers in the House: Reconfiguring the Borders of National and Cultural Identities in Contemporary Irish Theatre.’ European Review 9, no.3 (July 2001): 293-303.
- Editor (with Anna McMullan). ‘Performing Ireland.’ Special issue of Australasian Drama Studies 43 (October 2003).
- ‘The Revival Revised.’ In The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Irish Drama, ed. Shaun Richards. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, forthcoming.
- Editor. ‘Critical Ireland.’ Special Issue of Modern Drama (forthcoming Winter 2004).
- ‘Am I Talking to Myself? Masculinities and the Monologue in Contemporary Irish
Theatre’ in Clare Wallace, ed., Monologues: Theatre, Performance, Subjectivity.
Prague: Literaria Pragensia, 2006, pp. 260-77.
- ‘Sick, Dying, Dead, Dispersed: The Evanescence of Patriarchy in Contemporary
Irish Women’s Drama’ in Melissa Sihra, ed., Women in Irish Drama: A Century of
Authorship and Representation. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, pp.
- ‘Part of the Show: The Global Networking of Irish Eurovision Song Contest Fans’
in Karen Fricker and Ronit Lentin, eds., Performing Global Networks. Newcastle:
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2007, pp. 139-162.
- ‘Queer Eye on the Irish Guy: Transgressive Sexualities and the Performance of
Nation’, in, editor(s), Melissa Sihra & Paul Murphy, The Dreaming Body:
Contemporary Irish Theatre, Gerrard's Cross, Buckinghamshire, Colin Smythe,
2009, pp. 99 – 114.
- ‘The Performance of Artaud in Ireland’, Etudes Irlandaises, 33, (2), 2008, pp.
43 – 52.
- Julie Shearer, 'Representing Race and the Contemporary Irish