Dr. Nicholas Johnson

Dr. Nicholas Johnson

Associate Professor, Drama

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Biography

Nicholas Johnson is Associate Professor of Drama at Trinity College Dublin, where he has worked full-time since 2008. He co-founded the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies, within which he co-directs the Beckett Summer School and the Samuel Beckett Laboratory. With Jonathan Heron (Warwick), he co-authored the monograph "Experimental Beckett" (Cambridge UP, 2020) and co-edited the "Performance Issue" (23.1, 2014) and "Pedagogy Issue" (29.1, 2020) of the Journal of Beckett Studies. He co-edited two volumes of essays from the Beckett Working Group of the International Federation for Theatre Research: "Influencing Beckett / Beckett Influencing" (L'Harmattan, 2020) and "Beckett's Voices / Voicing Beckett" (Brill, 2021). He has published widely in journals and edited collections on adaptations and intermedial performances of Beckett, directing and acting Beckett, Beckett and censorship, and the use of performance as a tool for research. A secondary research interest, and the topic of a monograph now in progress, relates to how theatre laboratory work can generate new knowledge for more interdisciplinary contexts in a wide range of fields. Johnson has undertaken numerous practice-based research projects since 2008, including collaborations with literature scholars, art historians, educators, translators, sociologists, historians, computer scientists, and medical clinicians in which performance has played a crucial role. As convenor of the Creative Arts Practice college-wide research theme, and as committee member of both the Neurohumanities and Medical and Health Humanities initiatives at TCD, Johnson's research is extending the role of theatre and performance in these alternative settings. Johnson is a literary translator (from German), with current and past projects on Toller, Kafka, Frisch, Trakl, and Brecht, including the first translation and publication of Brecht's "David" Fragments from 1919-21 (Bloomsbury, 2020). These translation projects signal a further research interest in German Expressionism during the Weimar period, and more widely in modernism's legacy. Johnson continues to direct, perform, and work as a dramaturg in a variety of theatre contexts in Ireland, Germany, and the UK, and he gives talks and workshops worldwide. He has held visiting research positions at Freie Universitt Berlin and Yale University.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

  • Nicholas Johnson, Open-Space Learning in Careers Modules, National Association of Higher Education Careers Services Biennial Conference, Kildare, Ireland, 26 June, 2014, NAHECSInvited Talk, 2014
  • "Enemy of the Stars" in Performance in, editor(s)Philip Coleman, Nathan O'Donnell, and Kathryn Milligan , BLAST at 100: A Modernist Magazine Reconsidered, Leiden, Brill, 2017, pp147 - 167, [Nicholas Johnson and Colm Summers]Book Chapter, 2017, DOI , URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, "Accursed Progenitor": Evolving Beckett through the Digital and Virtual Realms, Transdisciplinary Beckett, Mexico City, 9 November, 2018, 4th Samuel Beckett Society ConferenceInvited Talk, 2018
  • Nicholas Johnson (dramaturg), 'D-Project', OT Platform, Dublin, Dublin Theatre Festival / Civic Theatre Tallaght, 2020, -Theatre Production, 2020, URL
  • Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, Beckettian Pedagogies: Learning through Samuel Beckett, Journal of Beckett Studies, 29, (1), 2020, p42 - 62Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'Three Dialogues, after Samuel Beckett', versions 1, 2, and 3, Dublin, TRIARC / ATRL, 2011, -Theatre Production, 2011
  • Nicholas Johnson, "Listen to the light": Pan Pan and Beckett's Radio Plays on Stage, Transdisciplinary Beckett, Mexico City, 8 November, 2018Conference Paper, 2018
  • Journal of Beckett Studies, "The Pedagogy Issue", 29, 1, (2020), 1 - 158p, Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, [eds.]Journal, 2020, URL
  • David J. Shepherd and Nicholas E. Johnson, Bertolt Brecht and the David Fragments (1919-1921): An Interdisciplinary Study, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020, 1 - 224ppBook, 2020, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Evental Texts and Textual Events, Zombomodernism: Practice as Research, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, 26 September, 2009Conference Paper, 2009
  • Laurens De Vos, Mariko Hori Tanaka, and Nicholas E. Johnson, Beckett's Voices / Voicing Beckett, Leiden / Boston, Brill, 2021, 1 - 341ppBook, 2021
  • Nicholas Johnson & Colm Summers, 'Enemy of the Stars', BLAST at 100 symposium, Trinity Long Room Hub, 2014, -Theatre Production, 2014
  • Nicholas Johnson, Theatre of the Unword: Censorship, Hegemony, and Samuel Beckett, One Day: Samuel Beckett, Haccetepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 29 November, 2013, Department of Foreign Affairs, IrelandInvited Talk, 2013
  • Nicholas Johnson, Intermedial Play, Virtual Play: Beckett in Digital Culture, Beckett and the Media, Mariastein, Switzerland, 23 March, 2018, Universitt BaselInvited Talk, 2018
  • Nicholas Johnson (dramaturg), 'Cascando, by Samuel Beckett', Pan Pan Theatre Company, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, 2019, -Theatre Production, 2019, URL
  • Samuel Beckett, 'No's Knife: Excerpts from Texts for Nothing', White Light Festival, World Premiere, Marjorie S Dean Little Theatre, Lincoln Center, 2015, -Theatre Production, 2015, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Language, Multiplicity, Void: Beckett and Philosophy, Beckett and Philosophy, Sofia University, Bulgaria, 21 October 2011, 2011, Department of Foreign Affairs, IrelandInvited Talk, 2011
  • A Spectrum of Fidelity, an Ethic of Impossibility: Directing Beckett in, editor(s)Katherine Weiss , The Plays of Samuel Beckett (Critical Companions), London, Methuen, 2013, pp152 - 164, [Nicholas Johnson]Book Chapter, 2013
  • Nicholas Johnson, How It Is in Performance, How It Is Symposium, Paris, France, 23 February, 2018, Centre Culturel Irlandais / Gare St Lazare IrelandInvited Talk, 2018
  • Nill O'Dwyer, Nicholas Johnson, Enda Bates, Rafael Pags, Jan Ondej, Konstantinos Amplianitis, David Monaghan and Aljo a Smolic, Samuel Beckett in Virtual Reality: exploring narrative using free viewpoint video, Leonardo, Just Accepted, (10.1162/leon_a_01721), 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Nicholas Johnson and Nill O'Dwyer, Virtual Play: Beckettian Experiments in Virtual Reality, Contemporary Theatre Review, 28, (1), 2018Journal Article, 2018, URL ,TARA - Full Text
  • Nicholas Johnson (dramaturg), 'WHAT IS THE WORD, after Samuel Beckett', Pan Pan Theatre Company, Paris and Belfast, CCI at Cinma Les 3 Luxembourg / Belfast International Arts Festival at Strand Arts Centre, 2020, -Theatre Production, 2020, URL
  • Odwyer, N. and Johnson, N. and Bates, E. and Pages, R. and Ondrej, J. and Amplianitis, K. and Monaghan, D. and Smolic, A., Virtual Play in Free-Viewpoint Video: Reinterpreting Samuel Beckett for Virtual Reality, (8088501), 2017, pp262-267Conference Paper, 2017, DOI , URL
  • Nicholas Johnson and David Shepherd, The David Fragments in Performance, The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht Jahrbuch, 44, 2019, p61 - 80Journal Article, 2019, URL
  • Nill O'Dwyer and Nicholas Johnson, Exploring Volumetric Video and Narrative through Samuel Beckett's "Play", International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 15, (1), 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, "How It Is": Intermedial Prose Performance and the "Unperformable", Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, 32, (1), 2020, p86 - 103Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'Disjecta: A Samuel Beckett Laboratory', Dublin, Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2007, -Theatre Production, 2007
  • Nicholas Johnson, Reading, Radio and the Seancha, International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Congress, Seoul, Korea, 2008Conference Paper, 2008
  • Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, "First Both": Introduction to "the Performance Issue", Journal of Beckett Studies, 23, (1), 2014, p1 - 10Journal Article, 2014, DOI
  • Nicholas Johnson, Prose Performance and the Commemoration of Samuel Beckett, Irish Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference, Sligo, Ireland, 7-9 May, 2009Conference Paper, 2009
  • Samuel Beckett, 'What is the word', Open House Dublin, Dublin, The Old Library/Long Room, TCD, 2006, -Theatre Production, 2006
  • Nicholas Johnson, Abstract Machines: The Televisual Beckett, Beckett at Reading Conference, Reading, UK, 4 Apri, 2013, University of Reading / Beckett International FoundationInvited Talk, 2013
  • Nicholas Johnson (dir.), Nill O'Dwyer, Enda Bates, Sugarglass, 'Intermedial Play, after Samuel Beckett', ATRL, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2017, -Theatre Production, 2017, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Language, Multiplicity, Void: The Radical Politics of the Beckettian Subject, Theatre Research International, 37, (1), 2012, p38 - 48Journal Article, 2012, DOI
  • "The Neatness of Identifications": Transgressing Beckett's Genres in Ireland and Northern Ireland, 2000-2015 in, editor(s)Trish McTighe and David Tucker , Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland, London, Bloomsbury/Methuen, 2016, pp185 - 202, [Nicholas E. Johnson]Book Chapter, 2016, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson and Brenda O'Connell, Three Dialogues on Enniskillen, The Beckett Circle, Spring 2014, 2014Review Article, 2014, URL
  • Samuel Beckett, 'No's Knife: Excerpts from Texts for Nothing', White Light Festival, World Premiere, Marjorie S Dean Little Theatre, Lincoln Center, 2015, -Theatre Production, 2015, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, "void cannot go": Trauma and Actor Process in the Theatre of Samuel Beckett, London Beckett Seminar, London, UK, 11 November, 2016, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of LondonInvited Talk, 2016
  • Dead Centre, 'Beckett's First Play', Work-in-Progress, Dublin, ATRL, 2017, -Theatre Production, 2017
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'The Way of the Language: Voices from the War on Terror', Dublin Theatre Festival/Project Brand New, Workshops 1 & 2, New York & Dublin, Bleecker Street Theatre / Project Arts Centre, 2009, -Theatre Production, 2009
  • Nicholas Johnson, A Samuel Beckett Laboratory: Praxis, Pedagogy, and Performance, Annual Samuel Beckett Lecture, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 22 May, 2013, Embassy of Ireland, Tel AvivInvited Talk, 2013
  • Nicholas Johnson, Language, Multiplicity, Void: The Radical Politics of the Modernist Subject, Mainz Doctoral Summer School, Johannes Gutenberg Universitt, Mainz, 9 July 2010, 2010, DAAD/Mainz UniversityInvited Talk, 2010
  • Nicholas Johnson, That Book Should Be Burned: The Contested Afterlife of Bertolt Brecht, Journal of Postgraduate Research, 5, 2006, p8 - 19Journal Article, 2006
  • Eugene O'Brien & Gavin Quinn, 'ELIZA's Adventures in the Uncanny Valley', Dublin, Pan Pan Theatre/Dublin Theatre Festival, 2018, -Theatre Production, 2018
  • Nicholas Johnson, Prose Performance and the Commemoration of Samuel Beckett, Irish Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference, Sligo, Ireland, 7-9 May, 2009Conference Paper, 2009
  • Nicholas Johnson, Said Nohow On: Beckett, Genre, and the Law, Performance Studies International #15, Zagreb, Croatia, 24-28 June, 2009Conference Paper, 2009
  • Nicholas Johnson, On Going On: The Ethic of Impossibility in the Performance of Samuel Beckett's Prose, Trinity College Dublin, 2009Thesis, 2009
  • Nicholas Johnson, "Accursed Progenitor": Evolving Beckett through the Digital and Virtual Realms, Transdisciplinary Beckett, Mexico City, 9 November, 2018, 4th Samuel Beckett Society ConferenceInvited Talk, 2018
  • Nill O'Dwyer, Nicholas Johnson, Rafael Pags, Jan Ondřej, Konstantinos Amplianitis, Aljo a Smolić, Enda Bates, David Monaghan, Beckett in VR: Exploring Narrative Using Free-Viewpoint Video, SIGGRAPH 2018, Vancouver, Canada, 12-16 August 2018, 2018Poster, 2018, DOI , URL ,TARA - Full Text
  • Nicholas Johnson, Beckett and Bolao: Toward a European Literature of Exile, Irish Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference, Pcs, Hungary, 29-30 April, 2011Conference Paper, 2011
  • Nicholas Johnson, Restaging Macklin, Charles Macklin & the Making of Eighteenth-Century Theatre, London, UK, 22-23 June, 2018, Notre Dame GlobalInvited Talk, 2018
  • Nicholas Johnson and Nill O'Dwyer, Virtual Play: Beckettian Experiments in Virtual Reality, Contemporary Theatre Review, 28, (1), 2018Journal Article, 2018, URL ,TARA - Full Text
  • Wyndham Lewis, 'Enemy of the Stars', Fez Festival of University Theatres, World Premiere, Dublin / Fez, Morocco, Fez Festival of University Theatres, 2015, -Theatre Production, 2015, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson and David Shepherd, 'The David Fragments, after Bertolt Brecht', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin / Greenwood Theatre, London, Society for Old Testament Study, 2017, -Theatre Production, 2017
  • Nicholas Johnson (dramaturg), 'Cascando, by Samuel Beckett', Pan Pan Theatre Company, Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Happy Days: Enniskillen International Beckett Festival, 2019, -Theatre Production, 2019, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Nohow On: Samuel Beckett and the Tradition/Innovation Dialectic, International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Congress, Osaka, Japan, 7-12 August 2011, 2011Conference Paper, 2011
  • Nicholas Johnson (dramaturg), 'Cascando, by Samuel Beckett', Pan Pan Theatre Company, Dsseldorf and Galway, Forum Freies Theater and Galway International Arts Festival, 2020, -Theatre Production, 2020, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Theatrum Philosophicum: A Platonic Turn in Theatre Scholarship, Forum Modernes Theater, 25, (2), 2011, p59 - 64Journal Article, 2011, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson (dramaturg), 'WHAT IS THE WORD, after Samuel Beckett', Pan Pan Theatre Company, Paris and Belfast, CCI at Cinma Les 3 Luxembourg / Belfast International Arts Festival at Strand Arts Centre, 2020, -Theatre Production, 2020, URL
  • Wyndham Lewis, 'Enemy of the Stars', Fez Festival of University Theatres, World Premiere, Dublin / Fez, Morocco, Fez Festival of University Theatres, 2015, -Theatre Production, 2015, URL
  • "The Neatness of Identifications": Transgressing Beckett's Genres in Ireland and Northern Ireland, 2000-2015 in, editor(s)Trish McTighe and David Tucker , Staging Beckett in Ireland and Northern Ireland, London, Bloomsbury/Methuen, 2016, pp185 - 202, [Nicholas E. Johnson]Book Chapter, 2016, URL
  • Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, Editorial Note to "Dossier: Pedagogies of Place", Journal of Beckett Studies, 29, (1), 2020, p64 - 65Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Nicholas Johnson, Preacher Seeks Unconverted: Spectatorship in Documentary Theatre, Performance Studies International #16, Toronto, Canada, 9-13 June, 2010Conference Paper, 2010
  • Nicholas Johnson, Theatre of the Unword: Beckett and the Law of Genre, International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, July 14-17, 2009Conference Paper, 2009
  • Nicholas Johnson, Language, Multiplicity, Void: The Radical Politics of the Beckettian Subject, Theatre Research International, 37, (1), 2012, p38 - 48Journal Article, 2012, DOI
  • Nicholas Johnson, Beckett and the Radical Politics of the Modernist Subject, International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Congress, Munich, Germany, 26-31 July, 2010Conference Paper, 2010
  • Nill O'Dwyer, Gareth W.Young, Nicholas Johnson, Emin Zerman, Aljosa Smolic, Mixed Reality and Volumetric Video in Cultural Heritage: Expert Opinions on Augmented and Virtual Reality, Human-Computer Interaction International, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July, Springer, 2020, pp195 - 214Conference Paper, 2020, DOI
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Ethic of Impossibility, Beckett and Death: A Centenary Conference, Northampton University, UK, September, 2006Conference Paper, 2006
  • Nicholas Johnson, Festivals, Experimentation, and the Culture Industry, Beckett and Festivals Symposium, Belfast, UK, 18 November, 2017, University of Ulster / the MACInvited Talk, 2017
  • Nicholas Johnson, "How It Is": Intermedial Prose Performance and the "Unperformable", Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui, 32, (1), 2020, p86 - 103Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Anita Rkczy, Mariko Hori Tanaka, and Nicholas E. Johnson, Influencing Beckett / Beckett Influencing, Budapest and Paris, L'Harmattan / Kroli Gspr University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, 2020, 1 - 172ppBook, 2020, URL
  • Odwyer, N. and Johnson, N. and Bates, E. and Pages, R. and Ondrej, J. and Amplianitis, K. and Monaghan, D. and Smolic, A., Virtual Play in Free-Viewpoint Video: Reinterpreting Samuel Beckett for Virtual Reality, (8088501), 2017, pp262-267Conference Paper, 2017, DOI , URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, From the Digital to the Virtual: Beckett Experiments 2007-17, Beckett and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, 14 September, 2018, Charles UniversityInvited Talk, 2018
  • Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, Critical Pedagogies and the Theatre Laboratory, RIDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 22, (2), 2017, p282 - 287Journal Article, 2017, DOI
  • Void Cannot Go: Trauma and Actor Process in the Theatre of Samuel Beckett in, editor(s)Mariko Hori Tanaka, Yoshiki Tajiri, Michiko Tsushima , Beckett and Trauma, Manchester, Manchester UP, 2018, pp46 - 68, [Nicholas Johnson]Book Chapter, 2018
  • Nicholas Johnson, Abstract Machines: The Televisual Beckett, Beckett at Reading Conference, Reading, UK, 4 Apri, 2013, University of Reading / Beckett International FoundationInvited Talk, 2013
  • Nicholas Johnson, Language, Multiplicity, Void: Beckett and Philosophy, Beckett and Philosophy, Sofia University, Bulgaria, 21 October 2011, 2011, Department of Foreign Affairs, IrelandInvited Talk, 2011
  • Nicholas E. Johnson and Jonathan Heron, Experimental Beckett: Contemporary Performance Practices, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2020, 1 - 86ppBook, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Void Cannot Go: Trauma and Actor Process in the Theatre of Samuel Beckett in, editor(s)Mariko Hori Tanaka, Yoshiki Tajiri, Michiko Tsushima , Beckett and Trauma, Manchester, Manchester UP, 2018, pp46 - 68, [Nicholas Johnson]Book Chapter, 2018
  • Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, Editorial Note to "Dossier: Pedagogies of Place", Journal of Beckett Studies, 29, (1), 2020, p64 - 65Journal Article, 2020, DOI
  • Nicholas Johnson, Enemy of the Stars in Performance, UCL Talks, London, UK, 10 November, 2016, University College London Art MuseumInvited Talk, 2016
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'Three Dialogues, after Samuel Beckett', versions 1, 2, and 3, Dublin, TRIARC / ATRL, 2011, -Theatre Production, 2011
  • Laurens De Vos, Mariko Hori Tanaka, and Nicholas E. Johnson, Beckett's Voices / Voicing Beckett, Leiden / Boston, Brill, 2021, 1 - 341ppBook, 2021
  • Nicholas Johnson, David und die Darstellbarkeit von Fragmenten, Brecht-Tage, Berlin, Germany, 9 February, 2018, Literaturforum im Brecht-HausInvited Talk, 2018
  • The Journal of Beckett Studies: Special Issue on Performance, 23, 1, (2014), 1 - 153p, Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, [eds.]Journal, 2014
  • Nicholas Johnson (dir.), Nill O'Dwyer, Enda Bates, V-SENSE, 'Virtual Play, after Samuel Beckett', Various venues, Trinity College Dublin, 2017, -Theatre Production, 2017, URL
  • A Spectrum of Fidelity, an Ethic of Impossibility: Directing Beckett in, editor(s)Katherine Weiss , The Plays of Samuel Beckett (Critical Companions), London, Methuen, 2013, pp152 - 164, [Nicholas Johnson]Book Chapter, 2013
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Ethic of Impossibility, Beckett and Death: A Centenary Conference, Northampton University, UK, September, 2006Conference Paper, 2006
  • Nicholas Johnson (dramaturg), 'D-Project', OT Platform, Dublin, Dublin Theatre Festival / Civic Theatre Tallaght, 2020, -Theatre Production, 2020, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Abstract Machines: The Televisual Beckett, Mumbai, India, 1 November, 2014, TATA Lit Live FestivalInvited Talk, 2014
  • Eugene O'Brien & Gavin Quinn, 'ELIZA's Adventures in the Uncanny Valley', Dublin, Pan Pan Theatre/Dublin Theatre Festival, 2018, -Theatre Production, 2018
  • Colm Summers (dir.), David O'Shaughnessy (dramaturge), 'Love a la Mode, after Macklin', KNAVES, World Premiere, Dublin, Smock Alley Theatre, 2017, -Theatre Production, 2017, URL
  • "Enemy of the Stars" in Performance in, editor(s)Philip Coleman, Nathan O'Donnell, and Kathryn Milligan , BLAST at 100: A Modernist Magazine Reconsidered, Leiden, Brill, 2017, pp147 - 167, [Nicholas Johnson and Colm Summers]Book Chapter, 2017, DOI , URL
  • Samuel Beckett, 'Cascando', Pan Pan Theatre Company, World Premiere, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity Creative Challenge, 2016, -Theatre Production, 2016, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Beckett and Bolao: Toward a European Literature of Exile, Irish Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference, Pcs, Hungary, 29-30 April, 2011Conference Paper, 2011
  • Nicholas Johnson and David Shepherd, The David Fragments in Performance, The Brecht Yearbook / Das Brecht Jahrbuch, 44, 2019, p61 - 80Journal Article, 2019, URL
  • Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, Beckettian Pedagogies: Learning through Samuel Beckett, Journal of Beckett Studies, 29, (1), 2020, p42 - 62Journal Article, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Language, Multiplicity, Void: The Radical Politics of the Modernist Subject, Mainz Doctoral Summer School, Johannes Gutenberg Universitt, Mainz, 9 July 2010, 2010, DAAD/Mainz UniversityInvited Talk, 2010
  • Nicholas Johnson & Colm Summers, 'Enemy of the Stars', BLAST at 100 symposium, Trinity Long Room Hub, 2014, -Theatre Production, 2014
  • Nicholas Johnson, Performing Embodiment, Review of Performing Embodiment, by Anna McMullan , Journal of Beckett Studies, 25, (2), 2016, p280-284Review, 2016, DOI
  • Nicholas Johnson, How It Is in Performance, How It Is Symposium, Paris, France, 23 February, 2018, Centre Culturel Irlandais / Gare St Lazare IrelandInvited Talk, 2018
  • Nicholas Johnson, Preacher Seeks Unconverted: Spectatorship in Documentary Theatre, Performance Studies International #16, Toronto, Canada, 9-13 June, 2010Conference Paper, 2010
  • Nicholas Johnson, Age, Texture and the Virtual, Performance Studies International #14, Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-24 August, 2008Conference Paper, 2008
  • Nicholas Johnson, Evental Texts and Textual Events, Zombomodernism: Practice as Research, Central School of Speech and Drama, London, 26 September, 2009Conference Paper, 2009
  • Nicholas Johnson, Acting/Ageing, Ageing, Embodiment and the Self Symposium, Warwick, UK, 18 March, 2016, University of WarwickInvited Talk, 2016
  • Nicholas Johnson, On Going On: The Ethic of Impossibility in the Performance of Samuel Beckett's Prose, Trinity College Dublin, 2009Thesis, 2009
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'The Way of the Language: Voices from the War on Terror', Dublin Theatre Festival/Project Brand New, Workshops 1 & 2, New York & Dublin, Bleecker Street Theatre / Project Arts Centre, 2009, -Theatre Production, 2009
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'Disjecta: A Samuel Beckett Laboratory', Dublin, Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2007, -Theatre Production, 2007
  • Nicholas Johnson, Festivals, Experimentation, and the Culture Industry, Beckett and Festivals Symposium, Belfast, UK, 18 November, 2017, University of Ulster / the MACInvited Talk, 2017
  • Nicholas Johnson, Reading, Radio and the Seancha, International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Congress, Seoul, Korea, 2008Conference Paper, 2008
  • A Theatre of the Unword: Censorship, Hegemony, and Samuel Beckett in, editor(s)Christopher Collins and Mary Collins , The Rest is History: Ireland, Memory and Performing the Historical Imagination, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp36 - 54, [Nicholas Johnson]Book Chapter, 2014
  • Nicholas Johnson, A Theatre of the Unword: Out of the Archive, Out of the Archive: Samuel Beckett, York, United Kingdom, 23-26 June 2011, 2011Conference Paper, 2011
  • Nicholas Johnson, Performative Criticism: Samuel Beckett and Georges Duthuit, Journal of Art Historiography, 9, (December), 2013, p1 - 12Journal Article, 2013, URL ,TARA - Full Text
  • Nicholas Johnson, Intermedial Play, Virtual Play: Beckett in Digital Culture, Beckett and the Media, Mariastein, Switzerland, 23 March, 2018, Universitt BaselInvited Talk, 2018
  • Nicholas Johnson and Brenda O'Connell, Three Dialogues on Enniskillen, The Beckett Circle, Spring 2014, 2014Review Article, 2014, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson (director), 'Augmented Play, after Samuel Beckett', V-SENSE / Volograms, Dublin, 2019, -Visual art production, 2019, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Analogue Krapp in a Digital Culture, Journal of Beckett Studies, 20, (2), 2011, p213 - 220Review Article, 2011, DOI
  • Nicholas Johnson (dramaturg), 'Cascando, by Samuel Beckett', Pan Pan Theatre Company, Dsseldorf and Galway, Forum Freies Theater and Galway International Arts Festival, 2020, -Theatre Production, 2020, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, "void cannot go": Trauma and Actor Process in the Theatre of Samuel Beckett, London Beckett Seminar, London, UK, 11 November, 2016, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of LondonInvited Talk, 2016
  • Journal of Beckett Studies, "The Pedagogy Issue", 29, 1, (2020), 1 - 158p, Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, [eds.]Journal, 2020, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Actor Trauma and the Theatre of Samuel Beckett, Beckett Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 9 January, 2016, Aoyama Gakuin UniversityInvited Talk, 2016
  • Samuel Beckett, 'What is the word', Open House Dublin, Dublin, The Old Library/Long Room, TCD, 2006, -Theatre Production, 2006
  • Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, with Bur dem Dinel, Gavin Quinn, Sarah Jane Scaife, and ine Josephine Tyrrell, Dossier: The Samuel Beckett Laboratory 2013, Journal of Beckett Studies, 23, (1), 2014, p73 - 94Journal Article, 2014, DOI
  • Nicholas Johnson (dir.), Nill O'Dwyer, Enda Bates, Sugarglass, 'Intermedial Play, after Samuel Beckett', ATRL, Trinity College Dublin, Trinity College Dublin, 2017, -Theatre Production, 2017, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Performative Criticism: Samuel Beckett and Georges Duthuit, Journal of Art Historiography, 9, (December), 2013, p1 - 12Journal Article, 2013, URL ,TARA - Full Text
  • Nicholas Johnson, Said Nohow On: Beckett, Genre, and the Law, Performance Studies International #15, Zagreb, Croatia, 24-28 June, 2009Conference Paper, 2009
  • Nicholas Johnson, A Samuel Beckett Laboratory: Praxis, Pedagogy, and Performance, Annual Samuel Beckett Lecture, Tel Aviv University, Israel, 22 May, 2013, Embassy of Ireland, Tel AvivInvited Talk, 2013
  • Nill O'Dwyer and Nicholas Johnson, Exploring Volumetric Video and Narrative through Samuel Beckett's "Play", International Journal of Performance Arts and Digital Media, 15, (1), 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Theatrum Philosophicum: A Platonic Turn in Theatre Scholarship, Forum Modernes Theater, 25, (2), 2011, p59 - 64Journal Article, 2011, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Actor Trauma and the Theatre of Samuel Beckett, Beckett Society of Japan, Tokyo, Japan, 9 January, 2016, Aoyama Gakuin UniversityInvited Talk, 2016
  • Nicholas Johnson, Nohow On: Samuel Beckett and the Tradition/Innovation Dialectic, International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Congress, Osaka, Japan, 7-12 August 2011, 2011Conference Paper, 2011
  • David J. Shepherd and Nicholas E. Johnson, Bertolt Brecht and the David Fragments (1919-1921): An Interdisciplinary Study, London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2020, 1 - 224ppBook, 2020, URL
  • Dead Centre, 'Beckett's First Play', Work-in-Progress, Dublin, ATRL, 2017, -Theatre Production, 2017
  • Nicholas Johnson, That Book Should Be Burned: The Contested Afterlife of Bertolt Brecht, Journal of Postgraduate Research, 5, 2006, p8 - 19Journal Article, 2006
  • Nicholas Johnson, A Theatre of the Unword: Out of the Archive, Out of the Archive: Samuel Beckett, York, United Kingdom, 23-26 June 2011, 2011Conference Paper, 2011
  • Nicholas Johnson, Analogue Krapp in a Digital Culture, Journal of Beckett Studies, 20, (2), 2011, p213 - 220Review Article, 2011, DOI
  • Nicholas Johnson, Restaging Macklin, Charles Macklin & the Making of Eighteenth-Century Theatre, London, UK, 22-23 June, 2018, Notre Dame GlobalInvited Talk, 2018
  • Nicholas Johnson, David und die Darstellbarkeit von Fragmenten, Brecht-Tage, Berlin, Germany, 9 February, 2018, Literaturforum im Brecht-HausInvited Talk, 2018
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Ghost of the Live: Adapting the Televisual Beckett, Performance Studies International #17, Utrecht, Netherlands, 25-29 May, 2011Conference Paper, 2011
  • Colm Summers (dir.), David O'Shaughnessy (dramaturge), 'Love a la Mode, after Macklin', KNAVES, World Premiere, Dublin, Smock Alley Theatre, 2017, -Theatre Production, 2017, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, "Listen to the light": Pan Pan and Beckett's Radio Plays on Stage, Transdisciplinary Beckett, Mexico City, 8 November, 2018Conference Paper, 2018
  • A Theatre of the Unword: Censorship, Hegemony, and Samuel Beckett in, editor(s)Christopher Collins and Mary Collins , The Rest is History: Ireland, Memory and Performing the Historical Imagination, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, pp36 - 54, [Nicholas Johnson]Book Chapter, 2014
  • Anita Rkczy, Mariko Hori Tanaka, and Nicholas E. Johnson, Influencing Beckett / Beckett Influencing, Budapest and Paris, L'Harmattan / Kroli Gspr University of the Reformed Church in Hungary, 2020, 1 - 172ppBook, 2020, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson and David Shepherd, 'The David Fragments, after Bertolt Brecht', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin / Greenwood Theatre, London, Society for Old Testament Study, 2017, -Theatre Production, 2017
  • Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, with Bur dem Dinel, Gavin Quinn, Sarah Jane Scaife, and ine Josephine Tyrrell, Dossier: The Samuel Beckett Laboratory 2013, Journal of Beckett Studies, 23, (1), 2014, p73 - 94Journal Article, 2014, DOI
  • Nicholas Johnson (dir.), Nill O'Dwyer, Enda Bates, V-SENSE, 'Virtual Play, after Samuel Beckett', Various venues, Trinity College Dublin, 2017, -Theatre Production, 2017, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Beckett and the Radical Politics of the Modernist Subject, International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Congress, Munich, Germany, 26-31 July, 2010Conference Paper, 2010
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Way of the Language: Excavating Silence in the Documentary Theatre, Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, Cairo, Egypt, 9 October 2009, 2009, Ministry of Culture, Government of EgyptInvited Talk, 2009
  • Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, "First Both": Introduction to "the Performance Issue", Journal of Beckett Studies, 23, (1), 2014, p1 - 10Journal Article, 2014, DOI
  • Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, Critical Pedagogies and the Theatre Laboratory, RIDE: The Journal of Applied Theatre and Performance, 22, (2), 2017, p282 - 287Journal Article, 2017, DOI
  • Nill O'Dwyer, Gareth W.Young, Nicholas Johnson, Emin Zerman, Aljosa Smolic, Mixed Reality and Volumetric Video in Cultural Heritage: Expert Opinions on Augmented and Virtual Reality, Human-Computer Interaction International, Copenhagen, Denmark, 19-24 July, Springer, 2020, pp195 - 214Conference Paper, 2020, DOI
  • Nicholas Johnson (director), 'Augmented Play, after Samuel Beckett', V-SENSE / Volograms, Dublin, 2019, -Visual art production, 2019, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Samuel Beckett Laboratory, between.pomiedczy festival, Sopot, Poland, 15 May, 2017, University of Gdansk (Beckett Seminar)Invited Talk, 2017
  • Nicholas Johnson, Enemy of the Stars in Performance, UCL Talks, London, UK, 10 November, 2016, University College London Art MuseumInvited Talk, 2016
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Way of the Language: Documentary Theatre and the War on Terror, Centre for Cultural Sociology, New Haven, CT, USA, 3 March, 2016, Yale UniversityInvited Talk, 2016
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Ghost of the Live: Adapting the Televisual Beckett, Performance Studies International #17, Utrecht, Netherlands, 25-29 May, 2011Conference Paper, 2011
  • Nill O'Dwyer, Nicholas Johnson, Enda Bates, Rafael Pags, Jan Ondej, Konstantinos Amplianitis, David Monaghan and Aljo a Smolic, Samuel Beckett in Virtual Reality: exploring narrative using free viewpoint video, Leonardo, Just Accepted, (10.1162/leon_a_01721), 2019Journal Article, 2019, DOI , URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Theatre of the Unword: Beckett and the Law of Genre, International Federation for Theatre Research Annual Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, July 14-17, 2009Conference Paper, 2009
  • The Journal of Beckett Studies: Special Issue on Performance, 23, 1, (2014), 1 - 153p, Jonathan Heron and Nicholas Johnson, [eds.]Journal, 2014
  • Nicholas Johnson, Theatre of the Unword: Censorship, Hegemony, and Samuel Beckett, One Day: Samuel Beckett, Haccetepe University, Ankara, Turkey, 29 November, 2013, Department of Foreign Affairs, IrelandInvited Talk, 2013
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Way of the Language: Documentary Theatre and the War on Terror, Centre for Cultural Sociology, New Haven, CT, USA, 3 March, 2016, Yale UniversityInvited Talk, 2016
  • Nicholas E. Johnson and Jonathan Heron, Experimental Beckett: Contemporary Performance Practices, Cambridge, Cambridge UP, 2020, 1 - 86ppBook, 2020, DOI , URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Age, Texture and the Virtual, Performance Studies International #14, Copenhagen, Denmark, 20-24 August, 2008Conference Paper, 2008
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Samuel Beckett Laboratory, between.pomiedczy festival, Sopot, Poland, 15 May, 2017, University of Gdansk (Beckett Seminar)Invited Talk, 2017
  • Nicholas Johnson, Open-Space Learning in Careers Modules, National Association of Higher Education Careers Services Biennial Conference, Kildare, Ireland, 26 June, 2014, NAHECSInvited Talk, 2014
  • Nicholas Johnson, Acting/Ageing, Ageing, Embodiment and the Self Symposium, Warwick, UK, 18 March, 2016, University of WarwickInvited Talk, 2016
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Way of the Language: Excavating Silence in the Documentary Theatre, Cairo International Festival of Experimental Theatre, Cairo, Egypt, 9 October 2009, 2009, Ministry of Culture, Government of EgyptInvited Talk, 2009
  • Samuel Beckett, 'Cascando', Pan Pan Theatre Company, World Premiere, Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity Creative Challenge, 2016, -Theatre Production, 2016, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Performing Embodiment, Review of Performing Embodiment, by Anna McMullan , Journal of Beckett Studies, 25, (2), 2016, p280-284Review, 2016, DOI
  • Nill O'Dwyer, Nicholas Johnson, Rafael Pags, Jan Ondřej, Konstantinos Amplianitis, Aljo a Smolić, Enda Bates, David Monaghan, Beckett in VR: Exploring Narrative Using Free-Viewpoint Video, SIGGRAPH 2018, Vancouver, Canada, 12-16 August 2018, 2018Poster, 2018, DOI , URL ,TARA - Full Text
  • Nicholas Johnson, From the Digital to the Virtual: Beckett Experiments 2007-17, Beckett and Technology, Prague, Czech Republic, 14 September, 2018, Charles UniversityInvited Talk, 2018
  • Nicholas Johnson, Abstract Machines: The Televisual Beckett, Mumbai, India, 1 November, 2014, TATA Lit Live FestivalInvited Talk, 2014
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Many Nations of Samuel Beckett, Theatre (X) Cai, Tokyo, Programme, 2014, p7 - 8Review Article
  • Ernst Toller, trans. & dir. Nicholas Johnson, 'Masses and Man', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin / Volksbhne am Rosa-Luxembourg-Platz, Berlin, 2008, -Translation, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, How It is and Prose Performance, Perforum, Cork, Ireland, 15 February, 2017, University College CorkInvited Talk
  • Melissa Sihra & the Drama Department Staff, Technologies of Performance: ISTR 2010, April, In:Irish Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference, 2010, Trinity College DublinMeetings /Conferences Organised
  • Samuel Beckett, dir. Nicholas Johnson & Marc Atkinson, 'Ethica: Four Shorts by Samuel Beckett', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin / National Academy of Theatre and Dance, Sofia, Bulgaria / Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2013 / ras an Uachtarin, Dublin, 2013, -Theatre Production, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'The Brothers Karamazov', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, -Theatre Production, URL
  • Franz Kafka, trans. and dir. Nicholas Johnson, 'K. - Stories and Fragments by Franz Kafka', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, 2009, -Translation
  • Max Frisch, trans. and dir. Nicholas Johnson, 'Andorra', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, 2010, -Translation
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'The Howl Ensemble, after Allen Ginsberg', Samuel Beckett Centre, Dublin, European Research Night 2014, 2014, -Theatre Production
  • Ernst Toller, trans. & dir. Nicholas Johnson, 'The Machinewreckers', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, 2014, -Translation, URL
  • Samuel Beckett, 'Endgame', Dublin, Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2006, -Theatre Production
  • Nicholas Johnson, Beckett's "Three Novels", Cork, Ireland, 28 March, 2012, Cork Opera House / Gare St Lazare IrelandInvited Talk
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Way of the Language: Excavating Silence in the Documentary Theatre, Drama Seminar, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 28 March, 2012, Queens UniversityInvited Talk
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'The Brothers Karamazov', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, Painted Filly Theatre/Sugarglass Theatre, 2014, -Theatre Production, URL
  • Scott Hamilton (adaptor) / Nicholas Johnson (performer), 'Ill Seen Ill Said', Dublin & Antwerp, European Research Night / Antwerp Beckett Conference, 2015, -Theatre Production
  • Nicholas Johnson, On Translating Ernst Toller's "Die Maschinenstrmer", Trinity Journal of Literary Translation, II, 2014, p76 - 91Journal Article, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Beckett Centenary Symposium, Dublin, The Beckett Circle, 29, (2), 2006, p4 - 7Review Article
  • Steve Wilmer, Sam Slote, and Nicholas Johnson, Samuel Beckett Summer School 2011, 15-20 July 2011, 2011, Trinity College DublinMeetings /Conferences Organised, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, How It is and Prose Performance, Perforum, Cork, Ireland, 15 February, 2017, University College CorkInvited Talk
  • Ernst Toller, trans. & dir. Nicholas Johnson, 'The Machinewreckers', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, 2014, -Translation, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'The Way of the Language: Voices from the War on Terror', Workshop 3, Dublin, Arts Technology Research Laboratory, 2011, -Theatre Production
  • Nicholas Johnson, Unfrozen Music: Beckett in the Museum, Museum Ireland, 19, (Autumn), 2009, p36 - 41Journal Article, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Out of the Dark: Pan Pan's "All That Fall" and "Embers", Edinburgh International Festival, Programme, 2013, p7 - 10Review Article
  • Samuel Beckett, 'Endgame', Dublin, Samuel Beckett Theatre, 2006, -Theatre Production
  • Jesse Weaver, dir. by Nicholas Johnson & Jesse Weaver, 'Bypass', Dublin Fringe Festival 2012, 2012, -Theatre Production, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'On Going On, after Samuel Beckett', Dublin, Studio 192, TCD, 2006, -Theatre Production
  • Samuel Beckett, dir. Nicholas Johnson & Marc Atkinson, 'Ethica: Four Shorts by Samuel Beckett', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin / National Academy of Theatre and Dance, Sofia, Bulgaria / Happy Days Enniskillen International Beckett Festival 2013 / ras an Uachtarin, Dublin, 2013, -Theatre Production, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Many Nations of Samuel Beckett, Theatre (X) Cai, Tokyo, Programme, 2014, p7 - 8Review Article
  • Nicholas Johnson, Krapp History: A Late Evening in the Future, The Rest is History: Symposium, Trinity College Dublin, 15-16 April, edited by C. Collins & M. Caulfield , 2011Conference Paper
  • Nicholas Johnson, On Translating Ernst Toller's "Die Maschinenstrmer", Trinity Journal of Literary Translation, II, 2014, p76 - 91Journal Article, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, Beckett Centenary Symposium, Dublin, The Beckett Circle, 29, (2), 2006, p4 - 7Review Article
  • Ray Langenbach & Nicholas Johnson, Studio: 2011, 25-29 May 2011, In:Performance Studies International, Artist's Committee, 2011, Utrecht, NetherlandsMeetings /Conferences Organised, URL
  • Jesse Weaver, dir. by Nicholas Johnson & Jesse Weaver, 'Bypass', Dublin Fringe Festival 2012, 2012, -Theatre Production, URL
  • Melissa Sihra & the Drama Department Staff, Technologies of Performance: ISTR 2010, April, In:Irish Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference, 2010, Trinity College DublinMeetings /Conferences Organised
  • Nicholas Johnson, "Beginning to End" and Prose Performance, Bann Beckett, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 26 February, 2016, Riverside Theatre / UUCInvited Talk
  • Ernst Toller, trans. & dir. Nicholas Johnson, 'Masses and Man', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin / Volksbhne am Rosa-Luxembourg-Platz, Berlin, 2008, -Translation, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'Three Poems by Georg Trakl', Trinity Journal of Literary Translation, Vol III, Trinity College Dublin, 2015, 16 - 19Translation
  • Nicholas Johnson, Beckett and the Visual Arts, Dublin, Ireland, 27 January, 2012, Irish Museum of Modern ArtInvited Talk
  • Nicholas Johnson, Krapp History: A Late Evening in the Future, The Rest is History: Symposium, Trinity College Dublin, 15-16 April, edited by C. Collins & M. Caulfield , 2011Conference Paper
  • Nicholas Johnson, Matthew Causey, Abstract Machines: The Televisual Beckett, Irish Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 24 April, 2010, ATRL, DublinInvited Talk
  • Nicholas Johnson & Sam Slote, Samuel Beckett Summer School, 2018, TCDMeetings /Conferences Organised
  • Nicholas Johnson, The Way of the Language: Excavating Silence in the Documentary Theatre, Drama Seminar, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 28 March, 2012, Queens UniversityInvited Talk
  • Nicholas Johnson & Chris Collins, 'No Matter: George Berkeley's Three Dialogues', European Research Night 2013, Dublin, Trinity Long Room Hub, 2013, -Theatre Production
  • Franz Kafka, trans. and dir. Nicholas Johnson, 'K. - Stories and Fragments by Franz Kafka', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, 2009, -Translation
  • Max Frisch, trans. and dir. Nicholas Johnson, 'Andorra', Samuel Beckett Theatre, Dublin, 2010, -Translation
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'The Way of the Language: Voices from the War on Terror', Workshop 3, Dublin, Arts Technology Research Laboratory, 2011, -Theatre Production
  • Nicholas Johnson & Chris Collins, 'No Matter: George Berkeley's Three Dialogues', European Research Night 2013, Dublin, Trinity Long Room Hub, 2013, -Theatre Production
  • Nicholas Johnson, Unfrozen Music: Beckett in the Museum, Museum Ireland, 19, (Autumn), 2009, p36 - 41Journal Article, URL
  • Scott Hamilton (adaptor) / Nicholas Johnson (performer), 'Ill Seen Ill Said', Dublin & Antwerp, European Research Night / Antwerp Beckett Conference, 2015, -Theatre Production
  • Nicholas Johnson, Samuel Beckett and Border Thinking, Warsaw, Poland, 13 May, 2018, University of WarsawInvited Talk
  • Nicholas Johnson, Beckett and the Visual Arts, Dublin, Ireland, 27 January, 2012, Irish Museum of Modern ArtInvited Talk
  • Nicholas Johnson, Beckett's "Three Novels", Cork, Ireland, 28 March, 2012, Cork Opera House / Gare St Lazare IrelandInvited Talk
  • Nicholas Johnson, Samuel Beckett and Border Thinking, Warsaw, Poland, 13 May, 2018, University of WarsawInvited Talk
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'The Howl Ensemble, after Allen Ginsberg', Samuel Beckett Centre, Dublin, European Research Night 2014, 2014, -Theatre Production
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'On Going On, after Samuel Beckett', Dublin, Studio 192, TCD, 2006, -Theatre Production
  • Nicholas Johnson, Out of the Dark: Pan Pan's "All That Fall" and "Embers", Edinburgh International Festival, Programme, 2013, p7 - 10Review Article
  • Steve Wilmer, Sam Slote, and Nicholas Johnson, Samuel Beckett Summer School 2011, 15-20 July 2011, 2011, Trinity College DublinMeetings /Conferences Organised, URL
  • Nicholas Johnson & Sam Slote, Samuel Beckett Summer School, 2018, TCDMeetings /Conferences Organised
  • Nicholas Johnson, Matthew Causey, Abstract Machines: The Televisual Beckett, Irish Society for Theatre Research Annual Conference, Trinity College Dublin, 24 April, 2010, ATRL, DublinInvited Talk
  • Nicholas Johnson, 'Three Poems by Georg Trakl', Trinity Journal of Literary Translation, Vol III, Trinity College Dublin, 2015, 16 - 19Translation
  • Nicholas Johnson, "Beginning to End" and Prose Performance, Bann Beckett, Coleraine, Northern Ireland, 26 February, 2016, Riverside Theatre / UUCInvited Talk
  • Ray Langenbach & Nicholas Johnson, Studio: 2011, 25-29 May 2011, In:Performance Studies International, Artist's Committee, 2011, Utrecht, NetherlandsMeetings /Conferences Organised, URL

Research Expertise

I have spent the last decade publishing on Beckett in performance, directing Beckett projects internationally, and contributing to the scholarly infrastructure of international Beckett Studies. These activities culminated in the 2017 establishment of the Trinity Centre for Beckett Studies to consolidate our research, integrating the Samuel Beckett Laboratory, a space founded in 2013 by myself and Jonathan Heron (Warwick) for fundamental research into Beckett in performance, with the Samuel Beckett Summer School that I co-direct, now in its tenth year. How Beckett is received, taught, and understood is being expanded by the work that we do on experimental, intermedial, intercultural, and other forms of "applied" Beckett, and the international reach of the Summer School makes a public contribution as well. With Jonathan Heron, with whom I co-edited the 2014 "Performance Issue" and 2020 "Pedagogy Issue" of the Journal of Beckett Studies (23.1 and 29.1), I co-wrote "Experimental Beckett: Contemporary Performance Practices" for the new "Elements in Beckett Studies" series at Cambridge University Press (2020). Drawing on insights from this research into Beckett and the theatre laboratory, in recent years my work has pivoted to more interdisciplinary research projects in the areas of pedagogy (with Education), acting theory (with Neuroscience), VR and AI (with Computer Science), cultural trauma (with Sociology), and medical humanities (with both Medicine and Nursing/Midwifery). In my capacity as convener of the Creative Arts Practice research theme, I have discovered many opportunities to extend the impact of my "disciplinary" insights from within Drama. I am a literary translator (from German), with current and past projects on Brecht, Toller, Kafka, Frisch, and Trakl. These translation projects signal a further research interest in German Expressionism during the Weimar period, and more widely in the aesthetics and philosophies of modernism in the twentieth century. I am the co-editor of the forthcoming "Edinburgh Companion to Modernism in Contemporary Theatre" (2022).

Creative & performing arts, Languages & literature, Creative & performing arts, Languages & literature,

Recognition

  • George J. Mitchell Scholarship (US-Ireland Alliance) 2005
  • John McCormick Fellowship (research travel) 2006
  • DAAD Research Fellowship (German Academic Exchange Service) 2004
  • Samuel Beckett Studentship (Government of Ireland/TCD Award) 2007
  • Wallis Outstanding Senior Award (Northwestern University) 2003
  • Provost's Award for Teaching Excellence (early career award) 2013
  • Performance Studies International (PSi) - co-convenor, Artists' Committee 2014
  • International Federation of Theatre Research (co-convenor, Beckett Working Group) 2018
  • Theatre Forum Ireland (professional association of Irish theatre artists) present
  • IMBAS -Irish network of creative arts researchers (co-founder & steering group) present
  • US-Ireland Alliance (transatlantic non-profit supporting culture, business & politics) present
  • Modern Languages Association (Member, Samuel Beckett Society) present
  • Steering Committee Member & co-founder, IMBAS (society for Creative Arts researchers in Ireland)
  • Steering Committee Member & co-founder, IMBAS (society for Creative Arts researchers in Ireland)
  • co-convenor, Artists' Committee of Performance Studies International 2010 - 2014
  • Guest Editor (twice) & Peer Reviewer, Edinburgh University Press (Journal of Beckett Studies)
  • External Examiner, practice-based research PhD at University of Cape Town
  • Peer Reviewer, Taylor & Francis (Contemporary Theatre Review)
  • External Reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation (humanities research grants)
  • Scientific Committee Member, Samuel Beckett Society Conference, Mexico City
  • Peer Reviewer, Cambridge University Press (Theatre Research International)
  • Guest Editor (twice) & Peer Reviewer, Edinburgh University Press (Journal of Beckett Studies)
  • Peer Reviewer, Springer (American Journal of Cultural Sociology)
  • co-convenor, Artists' Committee of Performance Studies International 2010 - 2014
  • Peer Reviewer, Springer (American Journal of Cultural Sociology)
  • Scientific Committee Member, Samuel Beckett Society Conference, Mexico City
  • Peer Reviewer, Taylor & Francis (Contemporary Theatre Review)
  • Consultant, Irish National Association of Higher Education Careers Services (on open-space learning techniques, affecting module design for career preparedness at national level)
  • co-convenor, Beckett Working Group, International Federation of Theatre Research 2014 - 2018
  • Consultant, National University of Ireland (Maynooth) Access Office, creating policy on proofreading and learning support for dyslexic students
  • Peer Reviewer, Cambridge University Press (Theatre Research International)
  • Peer Reviewer, Carysfort Press (Devised Performance in Irish Theatre)
  • Peer Reviewer, Liverpool University Press (Journal of Romance Studies)
  • External Examiner, practice-based research PhD at University of Cape Town
  • Consultant, National University of Ireland (Maynooth) Access Office, creating policy on proofreading and learning support for dyslexic students
  • co-convenor, Beckett Working Group, International Federation of Theatre Research 2014 - 2018
  • Consultant, Irish National Association of Higher Education Careers Services (on open-space learning techniques, affecting module design for career preparedness at national level)
  • Peer Reviewer, Liverpool University Press (Journal of Romance Studies)
  • Peer Reviewer, Carysfort Press (Devised Performance in Irish Theatre)
  • External Reviewer, Swiss National Science Foundation (humanities research grants)