Dr Catherine Gander

English, Diversifying Irish Poetry

Associate Professor
Research Postgraduate Coordinator

Iontas Building
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(01) 708 7363

Biography

Hello!

I am Associate Dean of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Philosophy. I share this role with my colleague, Dr Moynagh Sullivan, and our decision to jointly apply for the position was not least in order to model a gender-responsive and flexible method of collaborative leadership. 

I am the Chair of the all-island Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS)

My research and teaching are in modern and contemporary American literature, specialising in the intersections between written and visual texts and modes. I write across and between disciplines, publishing on literary studies, aesthetics, art history and visual theory, and word & image studies.

I came to Maynooth after 4.5 years lecturing at Queen's University Belfast, where I established the Research Centre for the Americas and the American MA pathway. Before that, I held teaching posts at the University of Nottingham and UEA after completing my PhD at King's College London in early 2009.
 
My first monograph, Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary: The Poetics of Connection (Edinburgh University Press, 2013) won the biennial book award of the Irish Association for American Studies.  I continue to publish on Rukeyser's wide-ranging work, recently editing a special issue of Textual Practice on her remarkable treatise, The Life of Poetry (2018), and currently working on a new and exciting Rukeyser-related project (details announced soon). 

My research in the areas of embodiment and phenomenology, aesthetics, critical race studies, and intertextuality has led to recent work on contemporary authors and artists, including Don DeLillo, Claudia Rankine, and Carrie Mae Weems. I am interested in the ways in which these artists and others blend formal experimentations with positions of political and cultural resistance.    

My current monograph project is tentatively titled Aesthetics of Displacement: Poetry, Art, Hybridity, and examines the intermedial work of poet/artists such as Layli Long Soldier, Cecilia Vicuña, Doris Salcedo, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. 

I am also editing The Edinburgh Companion to Don DeLillo and the Arts (under contract with EUP), which brings together 35 renowned and emerging international DeLillo scholars. 

I am the PI on the Irish Research Council-funded New Foundations project: Diversifying Irish Poetry: Poetry Critics of Colour in Ireland (2021).
 
Previous funded projects include the AHRC and PaCCS-funded project 'LGBTQ Visions of Peace in a Society Emerging from Conflict'. This project's creative outcomes, including a photography exhibition and theatre performance, were launched during Belfast's Queer Arts Festival, Outburst, in November 2017, at Belfast Exposed and TheatreofplucK.

My pronouns are: She/her

I have supervised research projects on the subjects of post-9/11 American literature, ecofeminist apocalyptic literature, modernist word-image texts, contemporary literature and neoliberalism, feminist and anti-racist poetry, and most recently, on the wide-ranging written and photographic work of Teju Cole. 
I would be happy to receive PhD proposals in the areas of:
  • documentary poetics
  • word-image intersections
  • contemporary American poetry or fiction 
  • modern American poetry or fiction
  • American visual culture 
Hello!

I am Associate Dean of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion for the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Philosophy. I share this role with my colleague, Dr Moynagh Sullivan, and our decision to jointly apply for the position was not least in order to model a gender-responsive and flexible method of collaborative leadership. 

I am the Chair of the all-island Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS)

My research and teaching are in modern and contemporary American literature, specialising in the intersections between written and visual texts and modes. I write across and between disciplines, publishing on literary studies, aesthetics, art history and visual theory, and word & image studies.

I came to Maynooth after 4.5 years lecturing at Queen's University Belfast, where I established the Research Centre for the Americas and the American MA pathway. Before that, I held teaching posts at the University of Nottingham and UEA after completing my PhD at King's College London in early 2009.
 
My first monograph, Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary: The Poetics of Connection (Edinburgh University Press, 2013) won the biennial book award of the Irish Association for American Studies.  I continue to publish on Rukeyser's wide-ranging work, recently editing a special issue of Textual Practice on her remarkable treatise, The Life of Poetry (2018), and currently working on a new and exciting Rukeyser-related project (details announced soon). 

My research in the areas of embodiment and phenomenology, aesthetics, critical race studies, and intertextuality has led to recent work on contemporary authors and artists, including Don DeLillo, Claudia Rankine, and Carrie Mae Weems. I am interested in the ways in which these artists and others blend formal experimentations with positions of political and cultural resistance.    

My current monograph project is tentatively titled Aesthetics of Displacement: Poetry, Art, Hybridity, and examines the intermedial work of poet/artists such as Layli Long Soldier, Cecilia Vicuña, Doris Salcedo, and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha. 

I am also editing The Edinburgh Companion to Don DeLillo and the Arts (under contract with EUP), which brings together 35 renowned and emerging international DeLillo scholars. 

I am the PI on the Irish Research Council-funded New Foundations project: Diversifying Irish Poetry: Poetry Critics of Colour in Ireland (2021).
 
Previous funded projects include the AHRC and PaCCS-funded project 'LGBTQ Visions of Peace in a Society Emerging from Conflict'. This project's creative outcomes, including a photography exhibition and theatre performance, were launched during Belfast's Queer Arts Festival, Outburst, in November 2017, at Belfast Exposed and TheatreofplucK.

My pronouns are: She/her

I have supervised research projects on the subjects of post-9/11 American literature, ecofeminist apocalyptic literature, modernist word-image texts, contemporary literature and neoliberalism, feminist and anti-racist poetry, and most recently, on the wide-ranging written and photographic work of Teju Cole. 
I would be happy to receive PhD proposals in the areas of:
  • documentary poetics
  • word-image intersections
  • contemporary American poetry or fiction 
  • modern American poetry or fiction
  • American visual culture 

Research Interests

  • Word-image studies
  • Modern and contemporary American poetry and poetics
  • American art
  • Contemporary American fiction
  • Photography
  • Literatures of resistance
  • Visual culture
  • Feminist literature and culture
  • Radical forms and texts

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
IRC New Foundations PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / New Foundations There has never been a greater need to foster a literary culture that supports diversity of all kinds. While initiatives to support new writers and poets from underrepresented communities in Ireland are slowly emerging, there is no specific advocacy for new poetry critics from underrepresented ethnic communities. Through meaningful and lasting collaboration with Irish poets, critics, and poetry organisations, Dr Catherine Gander will work with Poetry Ireland, a registered charity and Ireland's premier organisation for the celebration and promotion of excellence in reading, writing, and performing poetry, to develop mentorship programme of emerging critics of colour in Ireland, where there is an urgent need for greater diversity in poetry reviewing, and in literary and cultural criticism more broadly. This mentorship programme will specifically focus on underrepresented ethnic groups whose access to critical culture might be hindered by factors like race, structural racism, and migration. The project’s ethos is that the role of the poetry critic and reviewer is a crucial point of access for literary culture and the on-going important discussion of the value society gives to the arts. Critical culture shapes and expands reading culture; hopefully, tis project can also invigorate the wider critical conversation about poetry and diversity. In sum, this project aims to 1) establish a mentoring scheme for poetry critics of colour in Ireland 2) establish lasting collaborations with publishers and editors to monitor the self-identified ethnicity of critics, and to work for change in overtly white critical practices 3) through (1) & (2), increase the publication of poetry criticism by critics of colour in Ireland 4) establish a wide-ranging dataset of poetry criticism published in Ireland in terms of ethnicity and gender 5) make measurable and lasting change to the culture of reviewing in Ireland 6) Work with Poetry Ireland, Ireland's premier organisation for the promotion and celebration of excellence in poetry, to undergo these researches and activities 01-MAR-21 01-DEC-21 11278.38

Books

  Year Publication
2013 Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary: the Poetics of Connection.
Catherine Gander (2013) Muriel Rukeyser and Documentary: the Poetics of Connection. UK and US: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2022 Under contract: The Edinburgh Companion to Don DeLillo and the Arts
Catherine Gander (Ed.). (2022) Under contract: The Edinburgh Companion to Don DeLillo and the Arts UK and US: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
2016 Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices
Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (Ed.). (2016) Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices UK and US: Manchester University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2020 '‘Black and White Landscapes: Topographies of Disorientation in the Works of Carrie Mae Weems and Claudia Rankine''
Catherine Gander (2020) '‘Black and White Landscapes: Topographies of Disorientation in the Works of Carrie Mae Weems and Claudia Rankine''. Journal of American Studies, 53 (3):517-540 [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Poetry as embodied experience: the pragmatist aesthetics of Muriel Rukeyser’s The Life of Poetry'
Gander C. (2018) 'Poetry as embodied experience: the pragmatist aesthetics of Muriel Rukeyser’s The Life of Poetry'. Textual Practice, :1-25 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 '‘Re-reading Muriel Rukeyser’s The Life of Poetry’'
Catherine Gander (2018) '‘Re-reading Muriel Rukeyser’s The Life of Poetry’'. Textual Practice, 32 (7):1097-1102 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2013 'The American Imagetext Special Issue'
Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (2013) 'The American Imagetext Special Issue'. European Journal of American Culture, 32 (2) [full-text] [Details]
2013 '‘Facing the Fact: Word and Image in Muriel Rukeyser’s “Worlds Alongside”’'
Catherine Gander (2013) '‘Facing the Fact: Word and Image in Muriel Rukeyser’s “Worlds Alongside”’'. JNT-Journal of Narrative Theory, 42 (3):288-328 [full-text] [Details]
2013 'Review essay: Touching Photographs by Margaret Olin'
Catherine Gander (2013) 'Review essay: Touching Photographs by Margaret Olin'. European Journal of American Culture, 32 (3):205-208 [Details]
2011 '‘The Senses of Muriel Rukeyser’s The Book of the Dead’'
Catherine Gander (2011) '‘The Senses of Muriel Rukeyser’s The Book of the Dead’'. European Journal of American Culture, 30 (3):175-194 [full-text] [Details]
2010 'Muriel Rukeyser, America, and the “Melville Revival”'
Catherine Gander (2010) 'Muriel Rukeyser, America, and the “Melville Revival”'. Journal of American Studies, 44 (4):759-775 [full-text] [Details]
2010 'Review essay: Peter Conn, The American 1930s, A Literary History'
Catherine Gander (2010) 'Review essay: Peter Conn, The American 1930s, A Literary History'. Journal of American Studies, 44 (2):466-468 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2021 'DeLillo and Time'
Catherine Gander (2021) 'DeLillo and Time' In: Jesse Kavadlo (eds). Don DeLillo in Context. Cambridge and New York: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2018 ''The Art of Being Out of Time in Don DeLillo's Point Omega''
Catherine Gander (2018) ''The Art of Being Out of Time in Don DeLillo's Point Omega'' In: Katherine Da Cunha Lewin and Kiron Ward (eds). Contemporary Critical Perspectives on Don DeLillo. UK and US: Bloomsbury Academic. [Details]
2016 '‘“Twenty-six things at once”: Pragmatic perspectives on Frank O’Hara and Norman Bluhm’s Poem-Paintings’'
Catherine Gander (2016) '‘“Twenty-six things at once”: Pragmatic perspectives on Frank O’Hara and Norman Bluhm’s Poem-Paintings’' In: Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (eds). Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices. UK and US: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2016 '‘To fasten words again to visible – and invisible – things’'
Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (2016) '‘To fasten words again to visible – and invisible – things’' In: Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (eds). Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices. UK and US: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2016 '‘The idea, the machine and the art: word and image in the twenty-first century’'
Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (2016) '‘The idea, the machine and the art: word and image in the twenty-first century’' In: Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (eds). Mixed Messages: American Correspondences in Visual and Verbal Practices. UK and US: Manchester University Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Topographies of displacement'
Catherine Gander (2020) 'Topographies of displacement' Poetry Ireland Review, (132) :106-110. [Details]
2019 'Singing in Dark Times'
Catherine Gander (2019) 'Singing in Dark Times' Poetry Ireland Review, (129) :35-40. [Details]
2014 '‘Accords of Components Whose End is Truth’'
Catherine Gander (2014) '‘Accords of Components Whose End is Truth’' The Wolf magazine for poetry, 30 :71-81. [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
2019 An Aesthetics of Displacement: Lecture and Response to IMMA exhibition, Doris Salcedo, Acts of Mourning.
Catherine Gander (2019) An Aesthetics of Displacement: Lecture and Response to IMMA exhibition, Doris Salcedo, Acts of Mourning. Invited Lectures [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 ‘From there. To here. Gestures of orientation in the landscapes of Carrie Mae Weems and Claudia Rankine'.
Catherine Gander (2019) ‘From there. To here. Gestures of orientation in the landscapes of Carrie Mae Weems and Claudia Rankine'. [Oral Presentation], Gestures: Writing that moves between, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester , 15-FEB-19 - 16-FEB-19 [Details]
2019 Topographies of disorientation in the work of Carrie Mae Weems and Claudia Rankine.
Catherine Gander (2019) Topographies of disorientation in the work of Carrie Mae Weems and Claudia Rankine. [Invited Oral Presentation], Contemporary Literature: Politics and Aesthetics in Crisis, Queen's University Belfast [Details]
2017 ‘Claudia Rankine’s curatorial poetics of witness’, part of a panel organised by Gander and Peat.
Catherine Gander (2017) ‘Claudia Rankine’s curatorial poetics of witness’, part of a panel organised by Gander and Peat. [Oral Presentation], MSA annual conference, Amsterdam , 10-AUG-17 - 13-AUG-17 [Details]
2017 ‘Seeing what happens from here: the ethics of (re)inscribing the visual in Carrie Mae Weems and Claudia Rankine’.
Catherine Gander (2017) ‘Seeing what happens from here: the ethics of (re)inscribing the visual in Carrie Mae Weems and Claudia Rankine’. [Oral Presentation], ALA annual convention, Boston, USA , 25-MAY-17 - 28-MAY-17 [Details]
2017 Between no longer and not yet, there's still life: art and time in Don DeLillo's late fiction.
Catherine Gander (2017) Between no longer and not yet, there's still life: art and time in Don DeLillo's late fiction. [Keynote Address], Trying things out in America, Cambridge Faculty of English symposium, Cambridge University Faculty of English , 13-MAY-17 [Details]
2016 ‘(Re)Considering Muriel Rukeyser’s The Life of Poetry.
Catherine Gander (2016) ‘(Re)Considering Muriel Rukeyser’s The Life of Poetry. [Invited Oral Presentation], MLA Annual convention, Austin, Texas , 07-JAN-16 - 10-JAN-16 [Details]
2016 The physiology of the nervous system and the processes of the imagination: ekphrasis and artful language in William Carlos Williams's Spring and All.
Catherine Gander (2016) The physiology of the nervous system and the processes of the imagination: ekphrasis and artful language in William Carlos Williams's Spring and All. [Oral Presentation], ICLA annual conference, University of Vienna , 21-JUL-16 - 27-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 ‘Between “no longer and not yet”: art and time in Don DeLillo’s post-9/11 fiction’.
Catherine Gander (2016) ‘Between “no longer and not yet”: art and time in Don DeLillo’s post-9/11 fiction’. [Oral Presentation], Don DeLillo: Fiction Rescues History, Université Paris Diderot & Sorbonne , 18-FEB-16 - 20-FEB-16 [Details]
2016 ‘“Twenty-six things at once”: Pragmatic perspectives on Frank O’Hara and Norman Bluhm’s Poem-Paintings’.
Catherine Gander (2016) ‘“Twenty-six things at once”: Pragmatic perspectives on Frank O’Hara and Norman Bluhm’s Poem-Paintings’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Special Relationships: American Artists and their Collaborators, Tate Britain museum [Details]
2016 ‘SAMOesthetics? Basquiat, the integrated body, and the extended mind’. Panel organiser and presenter: Negotiating the Seen and the Felt: where American Art meets American Writing.
Catherine Gander (2016) ‘SAMOesthetics? Basquiat, the integrated body, and the extended mind’. Panel organiser and presenter: Negotiating the Seen and the Felt: where American Art meets American Writing. [Oral Presentation], EAAS Biennial conference, Constanta, Romania , 22-APR-16 - 25-APR-16 [Details]
2014 Panel at American Literature Assoc. conference.
Catherine Gander (2014) Panel at American Literature Assoc. conference. [Chaired Session], Muriel Rukeyser and Other Writers, ALA, Washington DC, USA , 22-MAY-14 [Details]
2013 ‘“The physiology of the nervous system and the processes of the imagination”: ekphrasis and artful language in William Carlos Williams’ Spring and All’.
Catherine Gander (2013) ‘“The physiology of the nervous system and the processes of the imagination”: ekphrasis and artful language in William Carlos Williams’ Spring and All’. [Oral Presentation], Aesthetics and Naturalism, UNAM, Mexico City, Mexico , 21-AUG-13 - 23-AUG-13 [Details]
2012 ‘The still life and death of images: the ethical aesthetic in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man’.
Catherine Gander (2012) ‘The still life and death of images: the ethical aesthetic in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man’. [Oral Presentation], BAAS Annual conference, University of Manchester , 12-APR-12 - 15-APR-12 [Details]

Article

  Year Publication
2015 ‘Michael Hanna: Short Films about Learning’.
Catherine Gander (2015) ‘Michael Hanna: Short Films about Learning’. Article [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2021 Her Living Voice: On The Essential Muriel Rukeyser.
Catherine Gander (2021) Her Living Voice: On The Essential Muriel Rukeyser. Los Angeles: Book Review [Details]

Edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2018 Textual Practice Special Issue: Muriel Rukeyser's THE LIFE OF POETRY.
Catherine Gander (2018) Textual Practice Special Issue: Muriel Rukeyser's THE LIFE OF POETRY. Edited Journal Issue [Details]

Co-edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
2013 The European Journal of American Culture.
Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (2013) The European Journal of American Culture. Co-edited Journal Issue [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
2016 ‘Using a public-facing blog for formative and summative assessment’: Presentation at ‘Teaching and Learning Conference: Harnessing Change to Improve Student Learning’, Queen's University Belfast.
Catherine Gander (2016) ‘Using a public-facing blog for formative and summative assessment’: Presentation at ‘Teaching and Learning Conference: Harnessing Change to Improve Student Learning’, Queen's University Belfast. Invited papers [Details]
2015 Post-45, University of York.
Catherine Gander (2015) Post-45, University of York. Invited papers [Details]

Invited Seminars

  Year Publication
2019 Topographies of disorientation in the work of Carrie Mae Weems and Claudia Rankine (Trinity College Dublin).
Catherine Gander (2019) Topographies of disorientation in the work of Carrie Mae Weems and Claudia Rankine (Trinity College Dublin). Invited Seminars [Details]
2015 ‘“Twenty-six things at once”: Pragmatic perspectives on Frank O’Hara and Norman Bluhm’s Poem-Paintings’.
Catherine Gander (2015) ‘“Twenty-six things at once”: Pragmatic perspectives on Frank O’Hara and Norman Bluhm’s Poem-Paintings’. Invited Seminars [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2020 The Silence by Don DeLillo: Review in the Irish Times.
Catherine Gander (2020) The Silence by Don DeLillo: Review in the Irish Times. Reviews [Details]

Seminar

  Year Publication
2019 Poetry in Times of Crisis: A reading and discussion with Erika Meitner and Wayne Miller.
Organiser and discussant: Catherine Gander (2019) Poetry in Times of Crisis: A reading and discussion with Erika Meitner and Wayne Miller. Boston College, Dublin: Seminar [Details]

Conference Hosted

  Year Publication
2020 Leonard Cohen: An Interdisciplinary Conference.
Catherine Gander, Philipp Rosemann, Thomas O'Connor, Laura Watson (2020) Leonard Cohen: An Interdisciplinary Conference. Maynooth University: Conference Hosted [Details]
2020 Counter-narratives and Hidden Histories.
Lead organiser: Catherine Gander. David Conlon, Catherine Leen, JoAnne Mancini (2020) Counter-narratives and Hidden Histories. Maynooth University: Conference Hosted [Details]
2016 Queer Visions of Home.
Catherine Gander and Steffi Lehner (2016) Queer Visions of Home. Belfast Exposed: Conference Hosted [Details]
2016 Joint conference of British and Irish Associations for American Studies.
Catherine Gander, Philip McGowan, Andrew Pepper (2016) Joint conference of British and Irish Associations for American Studies. Queen's University Belfast: Conference Hosted [Details]
2011 The American Imagetext.
Catherine Gander and Sarah Garland (2011) The American Imagetext. University of East Anglia, UK: Conference Hosted [Details]

Discussion

  Year Publication
2019 Racism and Media.
Gavan Titley and Catherine Gander (2019) Racism and Media. Maynooth University: Discussion [Details]

Poetry

  Year Publication
2021 /Str/anger.
Catherine Gander (2021) /Str/anger. Poetry [Details]
2021 Easter.
Catherine Gander (2021) Easter. London: Poetry [Details]
2021 Tender Ship.
Catherine Gander (2021) Tender Ship. Oregon: Poetry [Details]
2021 To Erase a Memory.
Catherine Gander (2021) To Erase a Memory. California: Poetry [Details]
2021 'Self Portrait as Flood Plain'.
Catherine Gander (2021) 'Self Portrait as Flood Plain'. Poetry [Details]
2021 Sottovoce.
Catherine Gander (2021) Sottovoce. Poetry [Details]
2021 A Universe of Boundless Information.
Catherine Gander (2021) A Universe of Boundless Information. Poetry [Details]
2021 The Plunge.
Catherine Gander (2021) The Plunge. Poetry [Details]
2021 Unpicking a Pocket.
Catherine Gander (2021) Unpicking a Pocket. Poetry [Details]
2021 Once.
Catherine Gander (2021) Once. Poetry [Details]

Media

  Year Publication
2019 An Aesthetics of Displacement.
Catherine Gander (2019) An Aesthetics of Displacement. Media [Details]

Blog

  Year Publication
2014 Muriel Rukeyser and Other Writers.
Catherine Gander (2014) Muriel Rukeyser and Other Writers. USA: Blog [Details]
2013 Crisis, hope, and the life of poetry.
Catherine Gander (2013) Crisis, hope, and the life of poetry. USA: Blog [Details]
2013 On the centenary of Muriel Rukeyser’s birth: the lives of a poet.
Catherine Gander (2013) On the centenary of Muriel Rukeyser’s birth: the lives of a poet. USA: Blog [Details]

Webinar

  Year Publication
2021 Vahni Capildeo: A Poetry Reading and Discussion.
Catherine Gander, Karl O'Hanlon (2021) Vahni Capildeo: A Poetry Reading and Discussion. Webinar [Details]
2021 Ishion Hutchinson: A Poetry Reading and Discussion.
Catherine Gander, Karl O'Hanlon (2021) Ishion Hutchinson: A Poetry Reading and Discussion. Webinar [Details]
2021 Sean Hewitt: A Poetry Reading and Discussion.
Catherine Gander, Karl O'Hanlon (2021) Sean Hewitt: A Poetry Reading and Discussion. Webinar [Details]
2020 Philip Metres: A Poetry Reading and Discussion.
Catherine Gander, Karl O'Hanlon (2020) Philip Metres: A Poetry Reading and Discussion. Webinar [Details]
2020 Carolyn Forché: A Poetry Reading and Discussion.
Catherine Gander, Karl O'Hanlon (2020) Carolyn Forché: A Poetry Reading and Discussion. Webinar [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 IAAS Book Prize Irish Association for American Studies
2021 IRC New Foundations Award, €11,278.38. Diversifying Irish Poetry: Poetry Critics of Colour in Ireland Irish Research Council
2015 AHRC and PaCCS Innovation Award, £98,000: co-investigator on 'LGBTQ Visions of Peace in a Society Emerging from Conflict' AHRC and PaCCS
2019 Conference fund: IAAS2020 Maynooth University research development

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association for American Studies Chair 13-APR-19 /
Muriel Rukeyser: A Living Archive Board of Directors /
Evental Aesthetics Editorial Board 01-AUG-13 /
British Association of American Studies Member /
Modern Language Association Member /
American Literature Association Member /
Modernist Studies Association Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
English Department Teaching and Learning Committee Chair 2018 / 2019
English Dept PGT working group Member 2020 /
Athena Swan SAT Co-chair 2020 /
English Dept PhD/Postdoc working group Chair 2020 /
IAAS Prizes committee Member 2013 / 2015
Leonard Cohen: An Interdisciplinary conference Member 2018 / 2020
IAAS 50th Anniversary conference Chair 2019 / 2020
Faculty Research Committee Secretary 2019 /
English Department Research Committee Member 2019 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Queen's University Belfast Lecturer 01-FEB-13 / 01-SEP-17

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2014 Queen's University Belfast Postgraduate Cert. Higher Education Teaching
2009 King's College London PhD English

Languages

  Language Reading Writing Speaking
Italian Fluent Fluent Fluent

Consultancy

  Client Description
Dublin Business School
External examiner: Higher Certificate in Arts
Dublin Business School
External examiner for BA (Hons) Arts

Outreach Activities

  Description

Talks at events: Poetry Ireland. Diversity in poetry and criticism publishing: consulting and facilitating: Poetry Ireland

Public talks alongside exhibitions: IMMA

Reviews

  Journal Role
The Irish Times Reviewer
Oxford Research Encyclopedia Of Literature Reviewer
European Journal Of American Studies Member of the Editorial Board
Mosaic Reviewer
Poetry Ireland Review Reviewer
Modernism/Modernity Reviewer
Comparative Critical Studies Reviewer
Textual Practice Reviewer
Journal Of American Studies Reviewer

Teaching Interests

I teach modern and contemporary American literature and culture. 

I convene the Stage 2 elective module: EN242: Introduction to American Literature

I convene the Stage 2 core module: EN204: Literatures of Place (2019-)

I convene the Stage 3 seminar: EN382: Picturing America: Shaping the States in Word and Image.

I convene the Stage 3 seminar: EN362: Research Seminar. Poetry, Witness, Resistance (2019-)

I co-convene the MA module 'The Political is Personal: Radical Contemporary Literatures' with Dr Íde Corley. (https://thepoliticalispersonalmaynooth.wordpress.com)