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HELEN BURKE, Professor, Ph.D. Southern Mississippi (1990), M.A. and B.A. National University of Ireland, University College Cork (1973, 1971). Her areas of specialization include eighteenth-century Irish and English theater and literature, postcolonial theory, performance theory. Her prize-winning book, Riotous Performances (2003), is a study of the generative political effects of riots and other unorthodox performances in the eighteenth-century Dublin playhouse. She is presently writing a book on eighteenth-century Irish playwrights and the Irish diaspora.

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