Scott Boltwood

Professor & English Dept. Chair English

Scott Boltwood teaches a wide variety of topics from ancient literature and philosophy, through the first half of Major British Writers, to Twentieth-Century English literature.


  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    Ph.D. 1996
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
    B.A. 1985


Dr. Boltwood’s scholarly interest is firmly focused on Irish literature; he has written articles on several Irish playwrights, including Dion Boucicault (1820-1890), Augusta Gregory (1852-1932), Brian Friel (b. 1928), Stewart Love (b. 1934), and Frank McGuinness (b. 1953).


Upcoming Research: 
  • Brian Friel: The Essential Criticism. Palgrave Macmillan (forthcoming 2017)
  • Group Theatre Plays Vol. 2: Political and Sectarian Drama. Editor. Lagan Press (forthcoming 2016).
  • Northern Irish Drama from the Second World War to the Troubles, 1939-1968.

Professional Experience

He has been a Research Fellow at the Academy of Irish Cultural Heritages, Londonderry (2003-04), Visiting Professor at The Queen’s University, Belfast (2008), and returned to Queens as a Fulbright Scholar in Drama (2011-12). He is currently working on several projects associated with Belfast’s Ulster Group Theater.

  • Scott Boltwood
    Scott Boltwood

Contact Info

Wiley Hall, Room 211
Emory, VA 24327



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