Erin Hurley

Erin Hurley teaches at McGill University. In spring 2010, the University of Toronto Press will publish her book National Performance: Representing Quebec from Expo 67 to Celine Dion, winner of the Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Book Award. Hurley has published widely on Quebecois theatre and cultural performance, national performatives, and theatre historiography. Her essay, “States of Play: Locating Quebec in the Performance of Robert Lepage, Ex Machina and the Cirque du Soleil” (co-written with Jennifer Harvie) was awarded the ATHE Best Essay in Criticism Award in 2000. Hurley has also overseen two special journal issues; one on ‘les arts de la scène’ for Globe. Revue internationale d’études québécoises (11:2) and a forthcoming dossier in Québec Studies on the topic ‘Are We American? Quebec Culture in North America’ which she is co-editing with Will Straw.