19th C British Literature, History of the Novel, Critical Theory, Digital Humanities, Digital Scholarship, History of Knowledge
comparative literature, world literature, 19th-century literature, history of the novel, translation, narrative theory
I am a scholar of 19th century Russian prose, focusing particularly on Dostoevsky and the history of the novel. Other interests are Historical Poetics, Digital Humanities.
Eighteenth-Century British Literature and Culture, Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture; Law and Literature; Literature and Ethics; Gender Studies; Transatlantic Studies; History of the Novel
film especially 1939-1950 American film, text-to-film adaptation studies, reception studies, history of the novel, 18th and 19th century British literature, Shakespeare, poetry, etymology, psychological analysis of literature and film
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Writing by Women, Age Studies, Histories of the Novel, Historiography, Jane Austen, Jane and Anna Maria Porter, Feminist Theory and Criticism
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Literature, Histories of the Novel, Women Writers, Queer Theory, Enlightenment Philosophy, Jane Austen, Empire Studies, Subcultural Performance, William Blake, New Media
I lecture on English Literature (primarily fiction) and Irish Studies at NUIM.
Impure Thoughts, my study of Catholicism, sexuality and modernity in the twentieth-century Irish bildungsroman, was published by Manchester UP in 2012.
Along with essays on Irish twentieth-century fiction I’ve also written on gender and sexual politics in contemporary Irish culture. I’m currently working on a study of the male body and the homoerotic, and its connection with ideas about modernity and revolution, in Irish writing from Roger Casement and Padraig Pearse to the contemporary gay novel.
My main areas of interest are Irish Studies; Gender and Sexuality Studies; history of the novel; Queer Theory; Marxist literary theory.
Victorian literature (Eliot, Hardy, Gissing), Victorian socio-cultural history, historical musicology, the history of the English novel, interdisciplinary studies in literature