MemberJohn Daily

…us America:  Studies in American Detective and Crime Fiction – Eds. Alfred Bendixen and Olivia Carr-Edenfield – University of Georgia Press (forthcoming publication in 2015)“The Family Business:  The Pendergast Machine” – Working Papers in Irish Studies, published by Winthrop University in association with The American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS)“Midnight in Memphis” – short story, Florida English    …

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MemberSarah L. Townsend

  Sarah L. Townsend is a scholar of modern and contemporary Irish fiction and drama, with particular interests in genre, economic development, race, and migration. Her published and forthcoming scholarship appears in New Literary HistoryJournal of Commonwealth Literature, Journal of Modern Literature, and a variety of edited collections. She is completing a monograph on the modern Irish Bildungsdrama, and her new research focuses on race and immigration in Ireland and the United States. Dr. Townsend is co-founder of the Irish Studies program at the University of New Mexico and Past President of the American Conference for Irish Studies-West.  

MemberMichael G. Cronin

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.

MemberVictoria Addis

…Journal Articles

‘The Politics of Silence: Navigating Violence and the Nation in Seamus Heaney’s North and Roberto Bolaño’s By Night in Chile.’ Australasian Journal of Irish Studies. 19 (2019)
‘Landscape and Masculinity in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.’ US Studies Online (2018): n.p.
‘The Musicalization of Graphic Narratives and P. Craig Russell’s Graphic Novel Operas The Magic Flute and Salome.’ Studies in Comics. 8.1 (2017): 7-28.
‘The Greening of …

My current research examines the concept of ecomasculinity in contemporary American fiction that invokes or reimagines the Old West and/or Western tropes. My broader research interests include ecocriticism/ecosophy, gender/masculinity studies, comics studies, and transatlantic nature writing/environmental literature (1800-present). I am the recipient of the 2017 British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (BACLS) Postgraduate Essay Prize, the 2018 British Association for American Studies (BAAS) Postgraduate Essay Prize, and the 2019 Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand (ISAANZ) Postgraduate Essay Prize. My research is funded by a John Barnard Scholarship. Alongside my research, I work as a freelance arts and culture writer and as the editor of AC Review of Books.

MemberBradley Irish

Bradley J. Irish studies the literature and culture of sixteenth-century England, with a particular focus on the history of emotion.  His first book — Emotion in the Tudor Court: Literature, History, and Early Modern Feeling — draws on literary analysis, archival research, and cross-disciplinary scholarship in the sciences and humanities to interrogate the socioliterary operation of emotion in the Tudor courtly sphere. His research interests include: Tudor political and cultural history; emotions in early modern culture; Henrician literature and culture; Renaissance poetry, especially Wyatt, Surrey, Sidney, and Spenser; the Elizabethan courtier poets; Renaissance drama, including Shakespeare; the revenge tragedy tradition; the stoic tradition in Renaissance literature; early modern manuscript culture; paleography and archival research.