Prof Emer Nolan

English

Professor

Iontas Building
(01) 7083808

Biography

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 James Joyce and Nationalism (Routledge, 1995). She is also the author of Catholic Emancipations: Irish Fiction from Thomas Moore to James Joyce (Syracuse University Press, 2007), 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.  Five Irish Women: The Second Republic, 1960-2016 was published in 2019 by 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 eds Ebury and Fraser. 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 ed Cleary. 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 ed Nash. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2005 'John Banim and the Historical Novel'
Emer Nolan (2005) 'John Banim and the Historical Novel' In: The Irish Novel in the Nineteenth Century ed J. Belanger. Dublin: Four Courts. [Details]
2005 'The Irish Revival and Irish Modernism'
Emer Nolan (2005) 'The Irish Revival and Irish Modernism' In: The Cambridge Companion to Modern Irish Culture eds Cleary and Connolly. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
2004 '“Ulysses, Narrative and History”'
Emer Nolan (2004) '“Ulysses, Narrative and History”' In: Ulysses: A Casebook ed Attridge. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2003 '“Portrait of an Aesthete”'
Emer Nolan (2003) '“Portrait of an Aesthete”' In: Joyce’s A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man: A Casebook. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2000 'State of the Art: Joyce and Postcolonialism'
Emer Nolan (2000) 'State of the Art: Joyce and Postcolonialism' In: Semicolonial Joyce eds Attridge and Howes. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press. [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
2019 Five Irish Women: The Second Republic.
Emer Nolan (2019) Five Irish Women: The Second Republic. Manchester: Manchester University Press. [Details]
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]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2013 'Introduction: Ideas and Institutions after the Crash'
Emer Nolan (with Michael G Cronin) (2013) 'Introduction: Ideas and Institutions after the Crash'. The Irish Review, (64):1-3 [Details]
2010 'Sinead O'Connor: the story of a voice'
Emer Nolan (2010) 'Sinead O'Connor: the story of a voice'. Field Day Review, 6 :53-68 [Details]
2010 '“The Tommy Moore Touch: Ireland and Modernity in Joyce and Moore'
Emer Nolan (2010) '“The Tommy Moore Touch: Ireland and Modernity in Joyce and Moore'. Dublin James Joyce Journal, 2 :64-77 [Details]
2007 '“Postcolonial Literary Studies, Nationalism and Feminist Critique in Contemporary Ireland”'
Emer Nolan (2007) '“Postcolonial Literary Studies, Nationalism and Feminist Critique in Contemporary Ireland”'. Eire-Ireland, 42 (1-2):336-361 [Details]
2006 '“Irish Melodies and Discordant Politics: Thomas Moore’s Memoirs of Captain Rock”'
Emer Nolan (2006) '“Irish Melodies and Discordant Politics: Thomas Moore’s Memoirs of Captain Rock”'. Field Day Review, (2):40-53 [Details]
1998 '“Swift: the patriot game”'
Emer Nolan (1998) '“Swift: the patriot game”'. BRITISH JOURNAL FOR EIGHTEENTH CENTURY STUDIES, 21 (1):39-53 [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'George Eliot at 200'
Emer Nolan (2019) 'George Eliot at 200' Dublin Review of Books (online), . [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2020 Review of Falci and Reynolds eds, Irish Literature in Transition, 1980-2020, Dublin Review of Books (online).
Emer Nolan (2020) Review of Falci and Reynolds eds, Irish Literature in Transition, 1980-2020, Dublin Review of Books (online). Book Review [Details]
2019 Review of Harte ed, Cambridge History of irish Autobiography, James Joyce Quarterly.
Emer Nolan (2019) Review of Harte ed, Cambridge History of irish Autobiography, James Joyce Quarterly. Book Review [Details]
2018 Review of Patrick O'Malley, Liffey and Lethe, Irish Literary Supplement.
Emer Nolan (2018) Review of Patrick O'Malley, Liffey and Lethe, Irish Literary Supplement. Book Review [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2019 Sister Ireland, in Irish Times online.
Emer Nolan (2019) Sister Ireland, in Irish Times online. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Discussion

  Year Publication
2019 Joyce's Grave, RTE News at One.
Emer Nolan (2019) Joyce's Grave, RTE News at One. Discussion [Details]
2017 Interview about Thomas Moore on Great British Train Journeys Goes to Ireland BBC TV.
Emer Nolan (2017) Interview about Thomas Moore on Great British Train Journeys Goes to Ireland BBC TV. Discussion [Details]

Education

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