Conor McPherson's Haunted Women: The Weir, The Veil, and Paula

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This essay looks at the representation of haunted and haunting female characters in Conor McPherson's dramas The Weir (1997), The Veil (2011), and Paula (2017). The first two of these are written for the stage, and Paula is written for television. Each of these works represents a female protagonist that functions as the locus or the catalyst for the supernatural, uncanny, or fantastic. This essay explores these works as examples of these literary genres, defining the fantastic from the work of Tzvetan Todorov.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Theatre and Films of Conor McPherson
Subtitle of host publicationConspicuous Communities
EditorsEamonn Jordan
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherMethuen Publishing
Number of pages177
ISBN (Print)1350051217, 978-1350051218
Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 21 Feb 2019


  • Drama, Film, Irish, McPherson


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