Dr Karl O' Hanlon

English

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

Iontas Building
Ground Floor
Office 0.27

Biography

My research focuses on modern and contemporary poetry. My current project Official Voices: Modernist Poets and the Creation and Administration of the Irish State examines the dynamic between modernist poetry and the emergence of an independent Ireland. My article ‘The Case for Irish Modernism: Denis Devlin at the League of Nations and 1930s International Broadcasting’ is forthcoming in Modernism/modernity. My writing on poetry has appeared in The Cambridge QuarterlyEnglish, Études Anglaises, as well as several edited collections. I recently contributed the Foreword to Martin Bell Translates Robert Desnos. I am the contributing reviewer for the Modern Irish Poetry section of Year’s Work in English Studies. I have given public readings, lectures, and talks at the Ilkley Festival, READ Salon (Durham), Trinity College Dublin, and This Irish American Life (NYU Glucksman House podcast). My poetry pamphlet And Now They Range was published by Guillemot Press in 2016 and reviewed in The Fortnightly Review and PN Review, and my poems have appeared in Agenda, Blackbox ManifoldPoetry, and Stand. I welcome proposals for postgraduate work in any area of modern and contemporary poetry, particularly modernism, post-war U.S., British and Irish poetry, and poetry and theology. Before joining Maynooth, I was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Leeds. I held a Fulbright scholarship at Georgetown University, and I completed my doctorate at the University of York.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 ''A Final Clarifying: Form, Error, and Alchemy in Geoffrey Hill's Ludo and the Daybooks''
Karl O'Hanlon (2018) ''A Final Clarifying: Form, Error, and Alchemy in Geoffrey Hill's Ludo and the Daybooks''. Etudes Anglaises, [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2018 'Modern literature'
Levay M.;Radford A.;Krzakowski C.;Keese A.;Dick M.;Livingstone C.;Tweed H.;Rodríguez Martín G.;Saunders G.;Baker W.;Creasy M.;O'Hanlon K.;Hanna A. (2018) 'Modern literature'. Year's Work in English Studies, 97 (1):889-1030 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 ''The violent and formal dancers': John Berryman and Geoffrey hill'
O'Hanlon K. (2016) ''The violent and formal dancers': John Berryman and Geoffrey hill'. Cambridge Quarterly, 45 (3):208-223 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]
2016 ''Noble in his grandiose confusions': Yeats and Coriolanus in the poetry of Geoffrey Hill'
O'Hanlon K. (2016) ''Noble in his grandiose confusions': Yeats and Coriolanus in the poetry of Geoffrey Hill'. English, 65 (250):211-233 [DOI] [IR Link] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2017 ''A fresh, active relation': Milton's Lycidas and the poetry of John Berryman'
O'Hanlon K. (2017) ''A fresh, active relation': Milton's Lycidas and the poetry of John Berryman' In: John Berryman: Centenary Essays. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Language and the fall in W. B. Yeats and Geoffrey Hill'
O’Hanlon K. (2016) 'Language and the fall in W. B. Yeats and Geoffrey Hill' In: Fall Narratives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. [DOI] [Details]
2014 ''Antimodernism and Religious Modernity in Brighton Rock: The Divided Mind of Graham Greene’'
Karl O'Hanlon (2014) ''Antimodernism and Religious Modernity in Brighton Rock: The Divided Mind of Graham Greene’' In: Graham Greene: un écrivain dans le siècle [actes du colloque international réunion à Besançon, 10-11 décembre 2011). Besançon: Presses de l'université de Franche-Comté. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2017 One wide expanse: writings from the Ireland chair of poetry.
O'Hanlon, K (2017) One wide expanse: writings from the Ireland chair of poetry. ABINGDON: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2016 Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words.
O'Hanlon, K (2016) Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words. BALTIMORE: Book Review [Details]