Lisa FitzGerald is a theatre historian and literary scholar whose research interests include: nature in theatre and performance; theatre history (in particular, Irish landscape and place); environmental art practice; ecodigital art; urban ecologies; and nature and technology. From an interdisciplinary background in fine art and site-specific theatre performance, Lisa received her PhD from the National University of Ireland, Galway, in 2016 where she taught modules on ecocriticism, theatre performance, and English literature. At the Rachel Carson Center, she is completing a book project, Re-Place: Performative Landscapes as Conceptual Ecological Environments, which brings together disparate theatrical, radiophonic, and digital representations of the natural world under the umbrella of conceptual ecological environments. She is also working on an upcoming project, Digital Evolution: (Re)Visioning the Natural World Digital Evolution, which will examine the ecological implications of artistic representations of the natural world in new media and the emergence of new natures from within the digital sphere.
RCC Research Project: Re-Place: Performative Landscapes as Conceptual Ecological Environments
- “Uneasy Bedfellows: Culture, Commerce, and the Rise of the ‘Production Hub’ Paradigm in Irish Theatre.” Irish Theatre International 3, no. 1 (Autumn 2014): 43–56.
- “Urbanism, Precariousness, and the Ruins of Modernity in Samuel Beckett’s Not I.” In Sustainability and the City: Urban Poetics and Politics, edited by Doris Bremm and Lauren Curtright. Lexington: Lexington Books, forthcoming 2016.