Researchers at UCD


Colin Lahive

Post Doc Research Fellow Lvl I

School Of English, Drama & Film



Colin Lahive is a National University of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of English, Drama and Film. Prior to coming to UCD in October 2014 as an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow, he taught in the School of English at University College Cork, where he also completed his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees. 


Honours and Awards

Year: 2015.
Title: National University of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship
Year: 2014.
Title: Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship
Year: 2012.
Title: College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Research Mobility Award
Year: 2009.
Title: Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship
Year: 2008.
Title: College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Postgraduate Scholarship
Year: 2007.
Title: College Scholar


Association: Milton Society of America, Function/Role: Member
Association: Society for Renaissance Studies, Function/Role: Member
Association: International Spenser Society, Function/Role: Member
Association: Irish Renaissance Seminar, Function/Role: Member
Association: Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland, Function/Role: Member

Conference Contributions

Lahive, Colin. (2015) Historicising Romance in Paradise Lost. [Oral Presentation], 11th International Milton Symposium, University of Exeter , 20-JUL-15 - 24-JUL-15.
Lahive, Colin. (2015) Milton and the Problem of Romance. [Invited Oral Presentation], School of English, Drama and Film Research Seminar Series, University College Dublin , 22-APR-15 - 22-APR-15.
Lahive, Colin. (2014) 'To repair the ruins of our first parents': Milton's Pedagogy and the 'end' of all Learning. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Renaissance Seminar: Renaissance Pedagogies, University College Dublin , 22-NOV-14 - 22-NOV-14.
Lahive, Colin. (2014) 'Those blest / And Halcion dayes': History and Contemporary Politics in Thomas May's The Victorious Reigne of King Edward the Third. [Oral Presentation], Society for Renaissance Studies 6th Biennial Conference, University of Southampton , 13-JUL-14 - 15-JUL-14.
Lahive, Colin. (2014) Reading, Writing, and Gendering Romance in Milton's Late Poems. [Plenary Lecture], Bookends, University College Cork , 24-APR-14 - 25-APR-14.
Lahive, Colin. (2013) Romance in Paradise Lost. [Oral Presentation], British Milton Seminar, Birmingham and Midland Institute , 09-MAR-13 - 09-MAR-13.
Lahive, Colin (2013) 'A sweeter way to bonds of unity': British Unification and the Discourse of Chivalry during the Personal Rule of Charles I. [Invited Oral Presentation], School of English Research Seminar Series, University College Cork , 30-JAN-13 - 30-JAN-13.
Lahive, Colin. (2012) 'The skill of artifice or office mean': Rejections and Appropriations of Romance in Paradise Lost. [Oral Presentation], Romance: Places, Times, Modes Conference, University College Cork , 22-SEP-12 - 22-SEP-12.
Lahive, Colin. (2012) 'Things unattempted yet in prose or rhyme': Romance in Paradise Lost. [Oral Presentation], Reading Early Modern Studies Conference, University of Reading , 12-JUL-12 - 14-JUL-12.
Lahive, Colin. (2011) May, Carew, and Caroline Chivalry. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Renaissance Seminar, University College Dublin , 05-NOV-11 - 05-NOV-11.
Lahive, Colin. (2011) The Caroline St George: 1629-1640. [Oral Presentation], Readings and Representations of the Seventeenth Century, Chetham's Library, Manchester , 28-JAN-11 - 29-JAN-11.
Lahive, Colin. (2009) 'to dissect / With long and tedious havoc fabl¿d knights / In battles feigned': The Refashioning of the Romance Hero in Paradise Lost'. [Oral Presentation], Continuities: From Medieval to Early Modern in English Literature, Trinity College Dublin , 25-JUN-09 - 26-JUN-09.
Lahive, Colin. (2009) Reinterpreting Romance: Wandering, Trial and Temptation in the Edenic World of Paradise Lost. [Oral Presentation], Bookends, University College Cork , 09-JUN-09 - 10-JUN-09.
Lahive, Colin. (2009) 'Those who at the spear are bold / And venturous': Satan and the Redefining of Romance Heroism in Paradise Lost. [Oral Presentation], Borderlines, Trinity College Dublin and University College Dublin , 19-MAR-09 - 21-MAR-09.
Lahive, Colin. (2009) Predestination, Divine Foreknowledge, and Free Will in Milton's Late Poems. [Oral Presentation], Medieval and Renaissance Symposium, University College Cork , 25-FEB-09 - 25-FEB-09.


Committee : Staff-Student Committee, School of English, University College Cork



Peer Reviewed Journals

Lahive, Colin. (2015) 'Reading and Writing Romance in Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained'. Literature Compass, 12 (10):527-537. [Details]


Lahive, Colin. (2009) Van Dyck and Britain. Reviews [Details]
Lahive, Colin. (2015) Young Milton: The Emerging Author, 1620-1642. Reviews [Details]


Research Interests

Colin's research and teaching interests lie in the field of early modern English literature. Specifically, his research focuses on the literature and political culture of the seventeenth century, especially the work of John Milton. He is currently working on a book-length project on Milton's use of romance as well as a number of journal articles focusing on the work of Thomas May, Caroline court culture in the 1630s, and seventeenth-century romance.