Prof Emer Nolan



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Emer Nolan was educated at University College Dublin and the University of Cambridge. Her main teaching and research interests lie in the fields of Irish writing (especially fiction), modernism, and literary/cultural theory. In addition to a wide range of essays and reviews, her publications include the influential study of Joyce and Irish nationalism from 1995, James Joyce and Nationalism (Routledge). She is also the author of Catholic Emancipations: Irish Fiction from Thomas Moore to James Joyce (Syracuse University Press, 2007),  which received an Honorable Mention for the Robert Rhodes Prize for Books on Literature (awarded by the American Conference for Irish Studies), as well as the editor in 2008 of a Field Day edition of Thomas Moore's satirical history of Ireland from 1824, Memoirs of Captain Rock.  Her new book, a study of five modern Irish women artists and cultural figures, is forthcoming in 2019 from Manchester University Press.  

Research Interests

Irish Studies, Modernism, Nineteenth-century Irish Fiction, Twentieth-century Irish Women's Writing

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Joyce as Cultural Critic'
Emer Nolan (2018) 'Joyce as Cultural Critic' In: Katherine Ebury and James Fraser (eds). Joyce's Non-Fiction. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2014 'Joyce and the Mutations of the Modernist Novel'
Emer Nolan (2014) 'Joyce and the Mutations of the Modernist Novel' In: Joe Cleary (eds). The Cambridge Companion to Irish Modernism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2013 'The Ghosts of Thomas Moore'
Emer Nolan (2013) 'The Ghosts of Thomas Moore' In: F. Benatti, S. Ryder and J. Tonra (eds). Thomas Moore: Texts, Contexts, Hypertexts. Oxford: Peter Lang. [Details]
2013 'Joyce and the Nineteenth-century Irish Novel'
Emer Nolan (2013) 'Joyce and the Nineteenth-century Irish Novel' In: John Nash (eds). Joyce in the Nineteenth Century. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]


  Year Publication
2007 Catholic Emancipations.
Emer Nolan (2007) Catholic Emancipations. Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press. [Details]
1995 Joyce and Nationalism.
Emer Nolan (1995) Joyce and Nationalism. London: Routledge. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2008 Thomas Moore, The Memoirs of Captain Rock
Emer Nolan (Ed.). (2008) Thomas Moore, The Memoirs of Captain Rock Dublin: Field Day. [Details]


  Year Institution Qualification Subject
1991 University of Cambridge PhD
1986 University College Dublin BA First Class
1987 University College Dublin MA First Class