Prof Colin Graham

English, Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy

Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies & Philosophy

(01) 708 6326

Biography

Colin studied at Queen's University Belfast and Bristol University. He was Postdoctoral Fellow in Irish Studies at Queen's, Senior Lecturer in English at University of Huddersfield, and Reader in English at Queen's University Belfast. Colin's monographs include 'Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography' which won the Michael J. Durkan/ACIS Prize in 2014 and was Observer Photography Book of the Month for July 2013. He is also the author of 'Deconstructing Ireland' (2001) and 'Ideologies of Epic (1998), and has co-edited three books of essays. He has been co-editor of 'The Irish Review' since 2004. He writes for 'Source' magazine on photography. Colin has published academic articles in journals including 'Cultural Studies', 'Journal of Gender Studies', 'Third Text', 'Visual Culture in Britain', 'Irish Studies Review' and 'Irish University Review'. A full listing of Colin's writing, including essays in artists' catalogues, and works of fiction and memoir in 'The Dublin Review' and 'The Edinburgh Review', is available at www.19acres.wordpress.com.

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
GOI Postdoctoral Fellowship for Niamh Campbell PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / 2264819 Colin is mentor. Niamh is taking up an internship with the IRC from 7/1/19; this may be extended by 9 months. Her postdoc fellowship will be extended by the number of months of the internship (originally due to finish 30.09.19). NIamh's internship with the IRC came to an end 29.3.19. Her new fellowship end date is 31.12.19. SL 01-OCT-17 31-DEC-19 84165
GOI Postdoctoral Fellowship for Richard Howard PI Irish Research Council (IRC) / 2264822 Colin is mentor. 01-OCT-17 30-SEP-18 42785

Books

  Year Publication
2013 Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography.
Colin Graham (2013) Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography. : The MAC/Belfast Exposed. [Details]
2001 Deconstructing Ireland.
Colin Graham (2001) Deconstructing Ireland. : Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
1998 Ideologies of Epic: Nation, Empire and Victorian Epic Poetry.
Colin Graham (1998) Ideologies of Epic: Nation, Empire and Victorian Epic Poetry. : Manchester University Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2006 Ireland and Europe in the Nineteenth Century
Colin Graham and Leon Litvack (Ed.). (2006) Ireland and Europe in the Nineteenth Century Dublin: Four Courts. [Details]
2002 Irish and Postcolonial Writing
Colin Graham and Glenn Hooper (Ed.). (2002) Irish and Postcolonial Writing London: Palgrave. [Details]
1999 Ireland and Cultural Theory
Colin Graham and Richard Kirkland (Ed.). (1999) Ireland and Cultural Theory London: Macmillan. [Details]
1998 Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Colin Graham (Ed.). (1998) Elizabeth Barrett Browning London: Everyman. [Details]
1997 Robert Browning
Colin Graham (Ed.). (1997) Robert Browning London: Everyman. [Details]
1996 Selected Poems: Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Colin Graham (Ed.). (1996) Selected Poems: Elizabeth Barrett Browning London: Everyman. [Details]
1993 Men and Women and Other Poems: Robert Browning
Colin Graham (Ed.). (1993) Men and Women and Other Poems: Robert Browning London: Everyman. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2016 ''Action Man's Rifle and the Troubles''
Colin Graham (2016) ''Action Man's Rifle and the Troubles'' In: The Metronome Bursts of Automatic Fire Seep Through the Dawn Mist . Dublin: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. [Details]
2016 'Landskrona Foto View: Ireland'
Colin Graham (2016) 'Landskrona Foto View: Ireland' In: 'Disappearing Opacity'. Göteborg: Landskrono. [Details]
2016 ''Sectarian Murder''
Colin Graham (2016) ''Sectarian Murder'' In: Landskrona Foto View: Ireland. Göteborg: Landskrono. [Details]
2015 ''Dwelling''
Colin Graham (2015) ''Dwelling'' In: Midlands. Dublin: Martin Cregg. [Details]
2013 ''Indebted for their existence to the inessential': On three Irish artists'
Graham C. (2013) ''Indebted for their existence to the inessential': On three Irish artists' In: Viewpoints: Theoretical Perspectives on Irish Visual Texts. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
2015 '‘Between Mourning and Memory’'
Colin Graham and others (2015) '‘Between Mourning and Memory’' In: After the Agreement: Contemporary Photography in Northern Ireland. London: Black Dog. [Details]
2012 ''Disappearing Opacity''
Colin Graham (2012) ''Disappearing Opacity'' In: Still - Patrick Hogan. Dublin: Gallery of Photography. [Details]
2011 ''Inscription|Trace''
Colin Graham (2011) ''Inscription|Trace'' In: Disturbance - Willy Doherty. Dublin: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. [Details]
2011 ''When Borders Cease to Exist''
Colin Graham (2011) ''When Borders Cease to Exist'' In: Creative Ireland: The Visual Arts. Dublin: Printed Project/Visual Artists Ireland. [Details]
2011 ''Signatures of Experience''
Colin Graham (2011) ''Signatures of Experience'' In: Residency - Anthony Luvera. Belfast: Belfast Exposed. [Details]
2010 ''Evidence of the Future''
Colin Graham (2010) ''Evidence of the Future'' In: Karen Downey (eds). Where are the People?. Belfast: Belfast Exposed. [Details]
2009 'Ireland in focus: Film, photography, and popular culture'
Flannery E.;Griffin M.;Graham C. (2009) 'Ireland in focus: Film, photography, and popular culture' In: Ireland in Focus: Film, Photography, and Popular Culture. London: Routledge. [Details]
2009 'Foreword'
Colin Graham (2009) 'Foreword' In: Ireland in Focus: Film, Photography and Popular Culture. Syracuse: Syracuse University Press. [Details]
2009 ''Gestures Beyond Identity''
Colin Graham (2009) ''Gestures Beyond Identity'' In: Michael Dempsey (eds). The Quick and the Dead. Dublin: Dublin City Gallery The Hugh Lane. [Details]
2009 ''The Filiality of a Mere Coin''
Colin Graham (2009) ''The Filiality of a Mere Coin'' In: IrelandVenice: Gareth Kennedy. Carrick-on-Shannon: The Dock/IrelandVenice. [Details]
2008 ''Archetypes of an Uncertain Future''
Colin Graham (2008) ''Archetypes of an Uncertain Future'' In: Bonfires - John Duncan. Göttingen: Steidl. [Details]
2007 '‘“We Irish”: What Stalks through Donoghue’s Irish Criticism’'
Colin Graham (2007) '‘“We Irish”: What Stalks through Donoghue’s Irish Criticism’' In: Ireland and Transatlantic Poetics. Newark: University of Delaware Press. [Details]
2007 ''Let's Get Killed': Culture and Peace in Northern Ireland'
Graham, C (2007) ''Let's Get Killed': Culture and Peace in Northern Ireland' In: IRISH POSTMODERNISMS AND POPULAR CULTURE. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [Details]
2006 ''Blame it on Maureen o'Hara: Ireland and the trope of Authneticity''
Colin Graham (2006) ''Blame it on Maureen o'Hara: Ireland and the trope of Authneticity'' In: Laurajane Smith (eds). Cultural Heritages. London: Routledge. [Details]
2006 'Literary historiography, 1890-2000'
Graham C. (2006) 'Literary historiography, 1890-2000' In: The Cambridge History of Irish Literature: Volume 2 1890-2000. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Details]
2004 ''Representing Ireland''
Colin Graham (2004) ''Representing Ireland'' In: Representing Ireland - Michael Durand. Dublin: Gallery of Photography. [Details]
2004 ''A Misplaced Eden''
Colin Graham (2004) ''A Misplaced Eden'' In: Archive: Lisburn Road - Ursula Burke and Daniel Jewesbury. Belfast: Belfast Exposed. [Details]
2003 ''Subalternity and Gender: Problems of Post-Colonial Irishness''
Colin Graham (2003) ''Subalternity and Gender: Problems of Post-Colonial Irishness'' In: Theorising Ireland. London: Palgrave. [Details]
2003 '‘Belfast in Photographs’'
Colin Graham (2003) '‘Belfast in Photographs’' In: The Cities of Belfast. Dublin: Four Courts. [Details]
2002 '‘A Warmer Memory: Centrality and Marginality in Irish Criticism’'
Colin Graham (2002) '‘A Warmer Memory: Centrality and Marginality in Irish Criticism’' In: Glenda Norquay and Gerry Smyth (eds). Across the Margins. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
2002 '‘Ireland (Postcolonialism) Scotland’'
Colin Graham (2002) '‘Ireland (Postcolonialism) Scotland’' In: Ireland (Ulster) Scotland: Concepts, Contexts, Comparisons. Belfast: Cló Ollscoil na Banríona. [Details]
2002 '‘A Diseased Propensity: Fetish and Liminality in the Irish “Colonial” Text’'
Colin Graham and Glenn Hooper (2002) '‘A Diseased Propensity: Fetish and Liminality in the Irish “Colonial” Text’' In: Colin Graham and Glenn Hooper (eds). Irish and Postcolonial Writing. London: Palgrave. [Details]
2001 '‘Punch Drunk: Post-Colonialism, Theory and Irish Cultural Ephemera’'
Colin Graham (2001) '‘Punch Drunk: Post-Colonialism, Theory and Irish Cultural Ephemera’' In: Understanding Post-Colonial Identities: Ireland, Africa and the Pacific. Ibadan: Sefer. [Details]
2001 ''A Glimpse of America''
Colin Graham (2001) ''A Glimpse of America'' In: Last Before America. Belfast: Blackstaff. [Details]
2000 ''Rejoinder''
Colin Graham (2000) ''Rejoinder'' In: Irish Writing in the Twentieth Century. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]
1999 '‘“...maybe that’s just Blarney”: Irish Culture and the Persistence of Authenticity’'
Colin Graham (1999) '‘“...maybe that’s just Blarney”: Irish Culture and the Persistence of Authenticity’' In: Ireland and Cultural Theory: The Mechanics of Authenticity. London: Macmillan. [Details]
1999 ''Introduction''
Colin Graham and Richard Kirkland (1999) ''Introduction'' In: Ireland and Cultural Theory. London: Macmillan. [Details]
1998 ''Postnationalism/Postcolonialism: Reading Irish Culture''
Colin Graham (1998) ''Postnationalism/Postcolonialism: Reading Irish Culture'' In: Sarah Briggs, Paul Nyland and Neil Sammels (eds). Reviewing Ireland: Essays and Interviews from Irish Studies Review. Bath: Sulis Press. [Details]
1998 ''Theory, Post- and Nation in Ireland''
Colin Graham (1998) ''Theory, Post- and Nation in Ireland'' In: Space and Place: The Geographies of Literature. Liverpool: Liverpool John Moores University Press. [Details]
1998 ''Colonial Violence and Imitation: Samuel Ferguson and the Phoenix Park Murders''
Colin Graham (1998) ''Colonial Violence and Imitation: Samuel Ferguson and the Phoenix Park Murders'' In: Alan Marshalls and Neil Sammells (eds). Irish Encounters: Poetry, Politics & Prose. Bath: Sulis Press. [Details]
1998 ''A Late Politics of Irish Gothic: Stoker's The Lady of the Shroud''
Colin Graham (1998) ''A Late Politics of Irish Gothic: Stoker's The Lady of the Shroud'' In: Bruce Stewart (eds). That Other World: The Supernatural and the Fantastic in Irish Literature. Gerrards Cross: Princess Grace Irish Library/Colin Smythe. [Details]
1997 ''History, Gender and the Colonial Moment: Castle Rackrent''
Colin Graham (1997) ''History, Gender and the Colonial Moment: Castle Rackrent'' In: Margaret Kelleher and James Murphy (eds). Gender and Nineteenth-Century Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts. [Details]
1995 ''Derek Mahon's Cultural Marginalia''
Colin Graham (1995) ''Derek Mahon's Cultural Marginalia'' In: Eve Patten (eds). Returning to Ourselves. Belfast: Lagan Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2017 '‘Foreword: “Crumpled Metal” and “A Gift of a Melon”: The Future and Northern Irish Culture’'
Colin Graham (2017) '‘Foreword: “Crumpled Metal” and “A Gift of a Melon”: The Future and Northern Irish Culture’'. Irish University Review, 47 (Supplement):395-404 [Details]
2013 ''strange architecture': Ciaran Carson's Until Before After'
Graham, C (2013) ''strange architecture': Ciaran Carson's Until Before After'. Irish University Review, 43 :381-397 [DOI] [Details]
2009 '‘Gargarin’s Point of View: Memory and Space in Recent Northern Irish Art’'
Colin Graham (2009) '‘Gargarin’s Point of View: Memory and Space in Recent Northern Irish Art’'. The Irish Review, 40-41 :104-113 [Details]
2009 ''Hireling Strangers and the Wandering Throne: Ireland, Scotland and Samuel Ferguson''
Colin Graham (2009) ''Hireling Strangers and the Wandering Throne: Ireland, Scotland and Samuel Ferguson''. Estudios Irlandeses, 4 :21-31 [Details]
2008 ''Dallas, Belfast: Sarah Browne and Gareth Kennedy Interviewed''
Colin Graham (2008) ''Dallas, Belfast: Sarah Browne and Gareth Kennedy Interviewed''. The Irish Review, 39 :70-77 [Details]
2005 ''Every Passer-by a Culprit?: Archive Fever, Photography and the Peace on Belfast''
Colin Graham (2005) ''Every Passer-by a Culprit?: Archive Fever, Photography and the Peace on Belfast''. Third Text, 19 (5):567-580 [Details]
2001 ''Blame it on Maureen o'Hara: Ireland and the trope of Authneticity''
Colin Graham (2001) ''Blame it on Maureen o'Hara: Ireland and the trope of Authneticity''. Cultural Studies, 15 (1):58-75 [Details]
2001 ''Moderation, the Post-Colonial and the Radical Voice''
Colin Graham (2001) ''Moderation, the Post-Colonial and the Radical Voice''. Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies, 7 (2):43-54 [Details]
1996 ''Post-Colonial Theory and Kiberd's Ireland''
Colin Graham (1996) ''Post-Colonial Theory and Kiberd's Ireland''. The Irish Review, 19 :62-67 [Details]
1996 ''History, Gender and the Colonial Moment: Castle Rackrent''
Colin Graham (1996) ''History, Gender and the Colonial Moment: Castle Rackrent''. Irish Studies Review, 14 :21-24 [Details]
1996 ''Subalternity and Gender: Problems of Post-Colonial Irishness''
Colin Graham (1996) ''Subalternity and Gender: Problems of Post-Colonial Irishness''. Journal of Gender Studies, 5 (3):363-373 [Details]
1995 ''Rejoinder: The Irish Post-?''
Colin Graham (1995) ''Rejoinder: The Irish Post-?''. Irish Studies Review, 13 :33-36 [Details]
1994 'Post-Nationalism/Post-Colonialism: Reading Irish Culture'
Colin Graham (1994) 'Post-Nationalism/Post-Colonialism: Reading Irish Culture'. Irish Studies Review, 8 :35-37 [Details]
1994 ''Liminal Spaces: Post-Colonial Theory and Irish Culture''
Colin Graham (1994) ''Liminal Spaces: Post-Colonial Theory and Irish Culture''. The Irish Review, 16 :29-43 [Details]
1993 ''Hopkins, Yeats and the Death of Samuel Ferguson''
Colin Graham (1993) ''Hopkins, Yeats and the Death of Samuel Ferguson''. Notes and queries, 238 (4):493-494 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2017 ''Dennis Dineen: Small Town Portraits''
Colin Graham (2017) ''Dennis Dineen: Small Town Portraits'' Paper Visual Art, 8 (67) . [Details]
2009 'Luxury, Peace and Photography in Northern Ireland'
Colin Graham (2009) 'Luxury, Peace and Photography in Northern Ireland' Visual Culture in Britain, 10 (2) :139-154. [Details]
2000 ''Epic, Nation and Empire: Notes towards a Bakhtinian Critique''
Colin Graham (2000) ''Epic, Nation and Empire: Notes towards a Bakhtinian Critique'' Bucknell Review, :84-100. [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
2019 'Letters to Iceland'.
Rosita Boland, Colin Graham and Selina Guinness (2019) 'Letters to Iceland'. Chicago: Magazine Article [Details]
2014 'The Directive'.
Colin Graham (2014) 'The Directive'. Edinburgh: Magazine Article [Details]
2013 'Staccato'.
Colin Graham (2013) 'Staccato'. Chicago: Magazine Article [Details]
2013 'Vexillology'.
Colin Graham (2013) 'Vexillology'. Dublin: Magazine Article [Details]
2013 'Chalice'.
Colin Graham (2013) 'Chalice'. Dublin: Magazine Article [Details]
2012 'Portion'.
Colin Graham (2012) 'Portion'. Edinburgh: Magazine Article [Details]
2012 'Saved'.
Colin Graham (2012) 'Saved'. Edinburgh: Magazine Article [Details]
2010 'Robinson Country'.
Colin Graham (2010) 'Robinson Country'. Dublin: Magazine Article [Details]

Web Page

  Year Publication
2017 'The Brexit Landscape'.
Colin Graham (2017) 'The Brexit Landscape'. Web Page [Details]
2017 'Seam and Friction: Brexit and Northern Ireland'.
Colin Graham (2017) 'Seam and Friction: Brexit and Northern Ireland'. Web Page [Details]
2013 'Teeming Blankness'.
Colin Graham (2013) 'Teeming Blankness'. Brighton: Web Page [Details]

Co-edited Journal Issue

  Year Publication
1999 Irish Studies Review: Special Issue on Ireland and Post-Colonial Theory.
Colin Graham and Willy Maley (1999) Irish Studies Review: Special Issue on Ireland and Post-Colonial Theory. Co-edited Journal Issue [Details]

Pamphlet

  Year Publication
2003 Titanic Industries.
Colin Graham (2003) Titanic Industries. Belfast: Pamphlet [Details]