Dr Conor McCarthy

English

Lecturer
Research Postgraduate Co-ordinator

Iontas Building
0.38 Iontas
(01) 7083393

Biography

Conor McCarthy is Lecturer in English at Maynooth University. After schooling in Ireland and Canada, he took his BA at Trinity College Dublin (1989), his Master’s Degree in English at University College Dublin (1991) and his D.Phil. in English at Sussex (1996). He is the author of Modernisation, Crisis and Culture in Ireland 1969 - 1992 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2000), and The Cambridge Introduction to Edward Said (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010). Conor won one of the first Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Research Fellowships, which he held from 2000 to 2002 at NUI Galway. He has lectured in universities in Ireland, Britain, France, Canada, the United States and in the Middle East. He is Associate Editor of College Literature and Director of Graduate Research of the Maynooth University English Department. He is a founder-member of the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign, and of Academics for Palestine, and a long-time participant in the work of the Red Stripe Collective and Seminar. Conor has published essays and reviews on literature, criticism and cultural politics in the Yearbook of English Studies, Interventions, Textual Practice, the Irish University Review, the Irish Literary Supplement, Eire-Ireland, the Journal of Palestine Studies, the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Wasafiri, College Literature, The Citizen, Current Writing, and the Field Day Review. He has also written and reviewed for The Irish Times and The Sunday Business Post, as well as publishing political essays and reviews with Electronic Intifada, Jacobin and the Irish Left Review.

Books

  Year Publication
2016 The Revolutionary and Anti-Imperialist Writings of James Connolly 1893-1916.
Dr Conor D. McCarthy (ed.) (2016) The Revolutionary and Anti-Imperialist Writings of James Connolly 1893-1916. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
2010 The Cambridge Introduction to Edward Said.
Dr Conor D. McCarthy (2010) The Cambridge Introduction to Edward Said. : Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2000 Modernisation, Crisis and Culture in Ireland 1969 - 1992.
Dr Conor D. McCarthy (2000) Modernisation, Crisis and Culture in Ireland 1969 - 1992. : Four Courts Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2009 'Criticism, Exile, Ireland'
Dr Conor D. McCarthy (2009) 'Criticism, Exile, Ireland' In: Aftermaths: Exile, Migration and Diaspora Reconsidered. New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA: Rutgers University Press. [Details]
2006 'The Intellectual and the State: Irish Criticism since 1980'
Dr Conor D. McCarthy (2006) 'The Intellectual and the State: Irish Criticism since 1980' In: Ireland Beyond Boundaries: Mapping Irish Studies in the Twenty-First Century. London: Pluto Press. [Details]
2005 'Geographies of Liberalism: The Politics of Space in Colm Toibin's Bad Blood: A Walk along the Irish Border and The Heather Blazing''
Dr Conor D. McCarthy (2005) 'Geographies of Liberalism: The Politics of Space in Colm Toibin's Bad Blood: A Walk along the Irish Border and The Heather Blazing'' In: Landscape and Empire. London: Ashgate Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2007 'Edward Said and Irish Criticism'
Dr Conor D. McCarthy (2007) 'Edward Said and Irish Criticism'. ÉIRE-IRELAND, 42 :311-335 [Details]
1997 'Ideology and Geography in Dermot Bolger's The Journey Home''
Dr Conor D. McCarthy (1997) 'Ideology and Geography in Dermot Bolger's The Journey Home''. Irish University Review, 27 :98-110 [Details]