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Dr. Eric Weitz
Adjunct Associate Professor, Drama

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Online and Internet Humor in, editor(s)Salvatore Attardo , Routledge Handbook of Language and Humor, London and New York, Routledge, 2017, [Eric Weitz] Book Chapter, 2017

European Journal of Humour Research, 4, 4, (2016), Eric Weitz, [Editor and Introduction], Special Issue Journal, 2016

Eric Weitz, Theatre & Laughter, Palgrave Macmillan , 2016 Book, 2016

'When the Mirror Laughs: Face to Face With Three Recent Irish Stage Worlds' in, editor(s)D.E. Morse , Irish Theatre in Transition from the Late Nineteenth- to the Early Twenty-first Century, Palsgrave Macmillan, 2015, pp122 - 136, [Eric Weitz] Book Chapter, 2015

Eric Weitz, Review of Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today's Top Comedy Writers, by Mike Sacks , Humorous Times, 28, (1), 2015, p7-8 Review, 2015

Eric Weitz, For the Sake of Sanity: Doing things with humour in Irish performance, Dublin, Carysfort Press, 2014 Book, 2014

Trickster and Fool entries, Salvatore Attardo, Encyclopedia of Humor Studies, Sage, 2014, [Eric Weitz] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2014

'The Gravity of Humour in Samuel Beckett's Endgame and Conor McPherson's The Seafarer' in, editor(s)Lilian Chambers and Eamonn Jordan , The Theatre of Conor McPherson: 'Right beside the Beyond', Dublin, Carysfort Press, 2012, pp215 - 229, [Eric Weitz] Book Chapter, 2012

Eric Weitz, Failure as Success: On clowns and laughing bodies, Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts, 17, (1), 2012, p79 - 87 Journal Article, 2012

Eric Weitz, Fabulous Mischief: Trickster spirits and comic bodies, International Society for Humor Studies (Boston 2011), Boston, USA, July 5-9, 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Sleight of Frame: Exploitations of Comic Feeling by Two Irish Playwrights in, editor(s)Rhona Trench , Staging Thought: Essays on Irish Theatre, Scholarship and Practice, Oxford, Peter Lang Publishing, 2011, pp139 - 151, [Eric Weitz] Book Chapter, 2011

Eric Weitz, 'Playing with the Rules: Thoughts on a Trickster Spirit and the Soul of Comedy', Americana: E-Journal of American Studies in Hungary, 7, (2), 2011 Journal Article, 2011 URL

Comedy, Dennis Kennedy, Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance, 2010, pp130-1 - [Eric Weitz] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2010

Eric Weitz, Moving Target: Comic Calculation and Affective Persuasion in Edward Albee's The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, 15, (1), 2010, p155 - 168 Journal Article, 2010

Eric Weitz, The Cambridge Introduction to Comedy, Cambridge Unviverstiy Press, 2009, 243pp Book, 2009

Who's Laughing Now?: Comic Currents for a New Irish Audience in, editor(s)Sara Brady and Fintan Walsh , Crossroads: Performance Studies and Irish Culture,, Palgrave, 2009, pp225 - 236, [Eric Weitz] Book Chapter, 2009

Eric Weitz, Lady Gregory's Humour of Character: A Commedia Approach to Spreading the News, Irish University Review, 34, (No. 1), 2004, p144 - 156 Journal Article, 2004

Eric Weitz (ed), The power of laughter: comedy and contemporary Irish theatre, Dublin, Carysfort Press, 2004, 192pp Book, 2004

Research Expertise


Comedy; Comedy, Theatre, Performance; Humour; Humour Studies; Theatre Practice



Irish Society for Theatre Research, President

International Society for Humor Studies, Executive Committee

Hungarian Association for American Studies 2010

Smashing Times Theatre Company, Board and Chair