Dr. Patrick Maley

Assistant Professor
Phone: ext. 2272
Email: maleyp@centenarycollege.edu

Academic Accomplishments

  • BA in English: The College of New Jersey, 2004
  • MA in Classical Studies: Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007
  • MA in English: Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007
  • PhD in English: Indiana University, Bloomington, 2010


Patrick joined the faculty at Centenary College in the fall of 2012. He teaches courses in Shakespeare, drama, classical literature, the history of the English language, and academic writing. Aside from a brief sojourn to the Midwest—developing scholarly and pedagogical skills, as well as an unhealthy attachment to college basketball—he is a lifetime resident of New Jersey. In his spare time, Patrick is an active critic of theater in New York and New Jersey; his reviews can be found at the following locations:
http://exeuntmagazine.com/author/patrick-maley/  http://www.stagemagazine.org/author/patrick-maley/


Patrick’s research engages a wide range of issues concerning drama, theater, performativity, and critical theory, with a primary focus on modern and contemporary drama of the United States and Ireland. Playwrights that are a consistent focus of his scholarship include Brian Friel, Eugene O’Neill, Conor McPherson, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Marina Carr. Patrick’s work appears (or is forthcoming) in journals such as Modern Drama, Field Day Review, New Hibernia Review, Irish Studies Review, and The Eugene O’Neill Review. His current book project (and the subject of his Senior Seminar course in the fall of 2013) examines how the ethos and aesthetic of the blues reveals twentieth-century American dramatists wrestling with issues of race, sexuality, gender, and social identity through the performative expressions of their plays.

Dr. Patrick Maley