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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    …

Elmore Leonard, Ernest Hemingway, Irish Studies

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

I am a PhD candidate at the University of Leeds where my research examines the concept of ecomasculinity in contemporary American fiction that invokes or reimagines the Old West. I focus on works by Thomas Pynchon, Edward Abbey, Larry McMurtry, Annie Proulx, Cormac McCarthy, and Percival Everett. My broad research interests include American Fiction, Ecocriticism, Postmodernism, Westerns (across media), Masculinity Studies, Music and Fiction, and Comics Studies. 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 School of English Scholarship.

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.