After studying English and History at the National University of Ireland, Galway, I earned a DPhil in English Literature at Trinity College Dublin. My first academic post was in the Department of Irish Studies at St Mary’s University in London, after which I lectured in the English Department at the University of Ulster, before joining the Division of English, American Studies and Creative Writing at Manchester in 2004.
Hair, Laura. Shamed Bodies: Reading the Gendered Shame Complex in the Fiction of John McGahern and Edna O'Brien. (AHRC-funded).
Whelan, Mariah. Traumatic Memory in the Contemporary Irish Novel.
Bates, Juliet. Home and the Unhomely in the Fiction of John Banville, Graham Swift and Jane Gardam (2016).
Stedman, Jane. A Time of Interregnum: Navigating Nation in Devolutionary Scottish Fiction (2016).
Georgiades, Electra. Trauma, Company and Witnessing in Samuel Beckett's Postwar Drama, 1952-61 (2014).
Bristow, Daniel. Waking the Read: What Does it Mean to be Post-Joycean? In Reading, Writing and Psychoanalysis (2014).
Haworth, Simon. Places Where a Thought Might Grow: Liminality, Culture and the Troubles in the Poetry of Derek Mahon (2013).
Turiano, Veronica. Reinventing the Real: Hyperreality in the Plays of Martin McDonagh (2013).