Staff Research Interests

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John Brannigan (Professor of Modern English Literature)

Research Interests

Modernism; Contemporary Literature; Ecology; Maritime/Coastal; Working-class writing; Irish Literature; Archipelagic Criticism; Critical Race Theory; Cultural materialism

 

Ailise Bulfin (Teaching Fellow in Victorian and Modern English Literature)

Research Interests

Victorian Literature; Modern Literature; Popular Culture; Cultural Studies; Empire and War; Sexuality and Literature; Environment and Literature; Science Fiction; Gothic Fiction; Detective Fiction

Danielle Clarke (Professor of English Renaissance Language and Literature)

Research Interests

Early Modern Literature; Women's Writing; Gender and Sexuality; Life Writing; Textuality; Manuscript Culture and Editing; Renaissance Poetry, 1550-1660; Miscellanies and Commonplace Books; Complaint; Voice 

 

Catriona Clutterbuck (Lecturer in Irish Literature)     

Research Interests

Irish Literature; Poetry Studies; Modern and Contemporary Literature; Gender and Sexuality; Women's Writing; Irish Culture; Subjectivity; Aesthetics; Mourning / Loss / Elegy; Religion and Spirituality


 
 

Lucy Cogan (Lecturer in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic Lit)              

Research Interests            

Romantic Literature; Eighteenth-Century Literature; Radicalism; Gender in the Long Eighteenth Century; Religious Non-Conformism; Jacobitism; Irish writing of the long-eighteenth century 


 
 

Lucy Collins (Associate Professor)                       

Research Interests

Irish Literature; Modern Poetry; Contemporary Writing; Gender; Ecocriticism // Geocriticism; Modernism // Modernity; Editing; History of the Book; Genetic Criticism


 

 

Luca Crispi (Lecturer // Assistant Professor)  

Research Interests

James Joyce Studies; Modernism; Irish Literature; Textual Studies; Genetic Criticism; History of the Book; Biography; Bibliography; Manuscript Studies; W.B Yeats; Samuel Beckett


 
 

Nicholas Daly (Professor of Modern English and American Literature)

Research Interests   

Victorian and Modern Literature; The Novel; Popular Fiction; Cultural Studies; Melodrama; Literature and technology; Modernism/Modernity


 
 

Sharae Deckard (Assistant Professor // Lecturer in World Literature)

Research Interests

World Literature; Postcolonial Theory; Energy Humanities; Postcolonial Ecocriticism; Marxist Literary Theory; World-Systems and World-Ecology Approaches; Neoliberalism and the Global South; (Eco)Gothic and Global Speculative Fiction; Contemporary Literature; Global Novel; Marxist Feminism and Social Reproduction Theory

 

Fionnuala Dillane (Lecturer in Victorian Literature)

Research Interests                 

Nineteenth-Century Literature and Print Cultures; ; Periodical Studies; Gender; Memory; Genre and Affect; Crime Fiction; George Eliot

 

Katherine Fama (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests                        

American Literature; Fiction; Modernism // Modernity; Gender and Sexuality; Architecture; 19th Century; Affect; Critical Race Theory; Singleness Studies; Narrative Theory

 

Porscha Fermanis (Professor of Romantic Literature)

Research Interests                              

Romantic Literature; Enlightenment Philosophy; Historical Fiction; Historicism; Book History; History of Reading; Empire // Colonialism; History of Globalisation; Southern Hemisphere; John Keats

 

Deirdre Flynn (Teaching Fellow in Modern Drama)

Research Interests                          

Contemporary Literature; Irish Studies; World Literature; Drama and Theatre Studies; Dystopian Literature; Postmodernism; Gender and Feminism; Haruki Murakami

 

Anne Fogarty (Professor of James Joyce Studies)                        

Research Interests    

Irish Literature; Fiction; Modernism // Modernity; Women's Writing; Space; Gender and Sexuality; Contemporary Novel; Postcolonial Theory

 

 

Darragh Greene (Teaching Fellow in Medieval Studies)         

Research Interests            

Medieval Literature; Late Medieval Poetry; History of Ideas; Chaucer; Shakespeare; Medievalism; Film; Comics; Fantasy; Religion and Literature; Jungian Theory; Wittgenstein


 
 

Tim Groenland (Teaching Fellow in Modern and Contemporary English Literature)

Research Interests                              

Contemporary Literature; Modern Literature; American Fiction; Contemporary Fiction; Editing and Publishing; Textual and Genetic Criticism; Book History; Post-'45 and Postmodern Fiction; Raymond Carver; David Foster Wallace


 
 

Jane Grogan (Associate Professor)

Research Interests                       

Early Modern Literature; Classical Reception; Epic and Romance; Persia; Translation; Textuality; Textuality; Global Renaissance; Early Modern Mediterranean; Travel // Travel Writing; Spenser; Empire // Colonialism


 

Clare Hayes-Brady (Lecturer in American Literature)

Research Interests

American Literature; Contemporary Fiction; Embodiment and Voice; Narrative Medicine; Adolescence in Literature; Writing Gender and the Body; Parenthood in Literature; David Foster Wallace; Dystopian Fiction; The Short Story

 

Margaret Kelleher (Professor and Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama)

Research Interests

Irish Literature; Digital Humanities; Contemporary Fiction; Women's literary History; Famine Studies; Public Humanities; Irish Cultural Studies; Nineteenth-Century Irish writing

Adam Kelly (Associate Professor)

Research Interests

Contemporary Fiction; American literature; Modernism and Postmodernism; Literary Theory; Continental Philosophy; Economic Humanities; History of Ideas

 

Liam Kennedy (Professor of American Studies)

Research Interests

American Culture; Cultural Studies; Media Studies; Irish - U.S.; Diaspora; Globalisation; Transatlantic

P.J. Mathews (Associate Professor)

Research Interests

Irish Literature; Irish Drama; The Irish Revival; Public Service Media; Contemporary Theatre; Anglo-Irish Literature; J.M. Synge

Gerardine Meaney (Professor of Cultural Theory)

Research Interests

Gender; Cultural Analytics; Irish Literature; Modernism; Digital Humanities; Contemporary Culture; Biopolitics; Medical Humanities

Naomi McAreavey (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests

Early Modern Literature; Early Modern Ireland; Women's Writing; Letters; Life Writing; 1641 Rebellion; Memory; Editing

 

Anne Mulhall (Lecturer // Assistant Professor)

Research Interests

Gender & Sexuality Studies; 20th-Century and Contemporary Irish Literature; Irish Cultural Studies; Feminist Theory; Queer Theory; Critical Race Theory; Biopolitics, Neoliberalism, and Governmentality; Critical Migration Studies; Feminist and Queer Genealogies in Ireland

Cormac O'Brien (Assistant Professor in Anglo-Irish Drama)

Research Interests

Irish Drama; Modern Drama; Medical Humanities; Gender and Sexuality; Biopolitics and Biopolitical Theory; Queer Theatre; Queer Theory; HIV/AIDS in Culture and Representation; Epidemics in Drama and Literature; Queer Dramaturgy; American Drama

Michelle O'Connell (Lecturer in Romantic Literature)

Research Interests

Romantic Literature; Fiction of the Romantic Period; Nineteenth-Century British Women's Poetry; Women in Romanticism; Literature of Sensibility; Regency Writing

Niamh Pattwell (Lecturer in Medieval English Literature)

Research Interests

Medieval Literature; Manuscripts; Book History; Vernacular Religious Culture of Late Middle Ages; Intertextuality; Editing; Manuscript Fragments

Emilie Pine (Associate Professor of Modern Drama)

Research Interests

Modern Drama; Memory; Trauma; Irish Culture; Witnessing; Documentary Theatre; Gender; Cultural Studies

 

Emma Radley (Senior Teaching and Research Fellow)

Research Interests

Irish Cinema; Irish Culture; Critical Theory; Psychoanalytic Theory; Film Theory; Horror Cinema; Genre and Textuality

Rebecca Stephenson (Lecturer in Old And Middle English)

Research Interests

Old English; Medieval Literature; Computus; Vernacularity; Medieval Latin; Medicine; Saints' L ives; Byrhtferth of Ramsey; Aelfric of Eynsham; Apocalypse; Monastic Reform

Maria Stuart (Lecturer // Assistant Professor)

Research Interests

American Literature; Dysfluency Studies: Embodied Experience, Therapeutic Contexts, and Cultural Representation; Crime Fiction; Dickinson Studies; Race // Ethnicity; Gender

Nerys Williams (Associate Professor)

Research Interests

American Literature; Poetics; Contemporary Poetry; War Writing; Modernist Poetry; Sound Studies; History of BBC Broadcast Poetry; Welsh Poetry in English; Avant-Garde

 

 Finola Cronin (Lecturer in Drama Studies)

Research Interests

Contemporary Performance; Choreography; Dance and Theatre Practices; Irish Contemporary Dance; Bodies; Space; Gender; Tanztheater


J. Paul Halferty (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests

Contemporary Theatre; Queer Theatre and Performance; Gender and Sexuality; Canadian Theatre; Dramaturgy; Intermedial Theatre; Queer Theory; Theatre History // Historiography

 

Eamonn Jordan (Associate Professor)

Research Interests

Contemporary Irish Theatre and Performance; Theatre of Martin McDonagh; Theatre of Conor McPherson; Dramaturgies; Theatre and Class; Theatre and Justice; Suburbia; Theatre of Frank McGuinness

 

Ashley Taggart (Lecturer in Drama)

Research Interests

Creative writing; Contemporary Drama; Literature and Evolution; Neuroscience

 

Leon Conway (Lecturer // Assistant Professor of Film Production)

Research Interests

Film Production; Audio-Visual Storytelling; Sound Aesthetics in Film; Film Editing; Cinematography // Photography; Lighting and Visual Aesthetics

Jorie Lagerwey (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests

Contemporary American T.V.; Brand Culture and Celebrity Brands; T.V. Genre; Reality T.V. and Reality T.V. Celebrity; Feminist Media Studies; Race and Gender on U.S. and U.K. Television

 

Diane Negra (Professor Of Film Studies And Screen Culture)

Research Interests

Media Studies; Cultural Studies; Gender Studies; American Studies

Harvey O'Brien (Assistant Professor)

Research Interests

Film Studies; Early and Silent Cinema; Animation; Documentary Film; Horror; Science-Fiction; Hollywood Cinema; Historical Film; History of Cinema; Cinema and Ireland; Film Education; Archiving and Restoration

Ian Davidson (Professor of English and Creative Writing)

Research Interests

Creative Writing; Modern and Contemporary Literature; Poetry and Poetics; Mobility; Space; American Literature; Writing and Geography; Experimental Writing; Philosophy and Writing

 

Anne Enright (Full Professor Of Creative Writing (Prose Fiction))

Research Interests

Creative writing; Contemporary Fiction, the Short Story, the Novel; Line editing and Process

Frank Mc Guinness (Professor of Creative Writing)

Research Interests

Shakespeare; Creative Writing; Irish Fiction; American Theatre; Irish Theatre

 

Paul Perry (Teaching Fellow in Creative Writing)

Research Interests

Creative Writing; Contemporary Fiction; Contemporary Poetry; Poetics; Craft and Composition; Editing and Publishing; Creative Writing Pedagogy; Screenwriting; Amy Clampitt; Collaboration; Hybrid Fiction; Hyper-Text