Dr Karl O' Hanlon

English

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

Iontas Building
Ground Floor
Office 0.27

Biography

My research focuses on modern and contemporary poetry. My current project examines the dynamic between twentieth-century poetry and the emergence of an independent Irish state. My article ‘The Case for Irish Modernism: Denis Devlin at the League of Nations and 1930s International Broadcasting’ is forthcoming in Modernism/modernity (Spring 2021). My writing on poetry has appeared in The Cambridge QuarterlyEnglish, Études Anglaises, as well as several edited collections. I recently contributed the Foreword to Martin Bell Translates Robert Desnos. I am the contributing reviewer for the Modern Irish Poetry section of Year’s Work in English Studies. I have given public readings, lectures, and talks at the Ilkley Festival, READ Salon (Durham), Trinity College Dublin, and This Irish American Life (NYU Glucksman House podcast). My poetry pamphlet And Now They Range was published by Guillemot Press in 2016 and reviewed in The Fortnightly Review and PN Review, and my poems have appeared in Agenda, Blackbox ManifoldPoetry, and Stand. I welcome proposals for postgraduate work in any area of modern and contemporary poetry, particularly modernism, post-war U.S., British and Irish poetry, and poetry and theology. Before joining Maynooth, I was a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Leeds. I held a Fulbright scholarship at Georgetown University, and I completed my doctorate at the University of York.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2018 ''A Final Clarifying: Form, Error, and Alchemy in Geoffrey Hill's Ludo and the Daybooks''
Karl O'Hanlon (2018) ''A Final Clarifying: Form, Error, and Alchemy in Geoffrey Hill's Ludo and the Daybooks''. Etudes Anglaises, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 ''The violent and formal dancers': John Berryman and Geoffrey hill'
O'Hanlon K. (2016) ''The violent and formal dancers': John Berryman and Geoffrey hill'. Cambridge Quarterly, 45 (3):208-223 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2016 ''Noble in his grandiose confusions': Yeats and Coriolanus in the poetry of Geoffrey Hill'
O'Hanlon K. (2016) ''Noble in his grandiose confusions': Yeats and Coriolanus in the poetry of Geoffrey Hill'. English, 65 (250):211-233 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 'Rebels in Formal Dress: Robert Lowell, Denis Devlin and their Transatlantic Literary Network'
Karl O'Hanlon (2020) 'Rebels in Formal Dress: Robert Lowell, Denis Devlin and their Transatlantic Literary Network' In: Eve Cobain and Philip Coleman (eds). Robert Lowell and Irish Poetry. Bern: Switzerland: Peter Lang. [Details]
2017 ''A fresh, active relation': Milton's Lycidas and the poetry of John Berryman'
O'Hanlon K. (2017) ''A fresh, active relation': Milton's Lycidas and the poetry of John Berryman' In: John Berryman: Centenary Essays. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Language and the fall in W. B. Yeats and Geoffrey Hill'
O’Hanlon K. (2016) 'Language and the fall in W. B. Yeats and Geoffrey Hill' In: Fall Narratives: An Interdisciplinary Perspective. [DOI] [Details]
2014 ''Antimodernism and Religious Modernity in Brighton Rock: The Divided Mind of Graham Greene’'
Karl O'Hanlon (2014) ''Antimodernism and Religious Modernity in Brighton Rock: The Divided Mind of Graham Greene’' In: Graham Greene: un écrivain dans le siècle [actes du colloque international réunion à Besançon, 10-11 décembre 2011). Besançon: Presses de l'université de Franche-Comté. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2020 'Tributes to Eavan Boland'
Elleke Boehmer, Shirley Chew, Shara McCallum, and Karl O'Hanlon (2020) 'Tributes to Eavan Boland' Stand, 18 (2) . [Details]
2018 ''Paying Its Way' (review of Evan Kindley, Poet-Critics and the Administration of Culture. 2017.)'
Karl O'Hanlon (2018) ''Paying Its Way' (review of Evan Kindley, Poet-Critics and the Administration of Culture. 2017.)' PN Review, 44 (6) . [Details]
2017 'Ovid in America'
Karl O'Hanlon (2017) 'Ovid in America' Stand, 15 (2) :57-61. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2019 Review, The Book of Baruch by the Gnostic Justin (Oxford University Press, 2019).
Karl O'Hanlon (2019) Review, The Book of Baruch by the Gnostic Justin (Oxford University Press, 2019). Sheffield: Book Review [Details]
2017 One wide expanse: writings from the Ireland chair of poetry.
O'Hanlon, K (2017) One wide expanse: writings from the Ireland chair of poetry. ABINGDON: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2016 Quantum Poetics: Newcastle/Bloodaxe Poetry Lectures.
O'Hanlon, K (2016) Quantum Poetics: Newcastle/Bloodaxe Poetry Lectures. OXFORD: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2015 'To Think Harder in Verse' (review of Philip Coleman, John Berryman's Public Vision: Relocating the Scene of Disorder UCD 2014.
Karl O'Hanlon (2015) 'To Think Harder in Verse' (review of Philip Coleman, John Berryman's Public Vision: Relocating the Scene of Disorder UCD 2014. Manchester: Book Review [Details]
2014 ‘Dark with excessive bright’ Review of Geoffrey Hill, Broken Hierarchies: Poems 1952-2012 (Oxford University Press, 2013).
Karl O'Hanlon (2014) ‘Dark with excessive bright’ Review of Geoffrey Hill, Broken Hierarchies: Poems 1952-2012 (Oxford University Press, 2013). Sheffield: Book Review [Details]
2014 'Late Poems' (review of Thomas Kinsella).
Karl O'Hanlon (2014) 'Late Poems' (review of Thomas Kinsella). Leeds: Book Review [Details]
2016 Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words.
O'Hanlon, K (2016) Visionary Philology: Geoffrey Hill and the Study of Words. BALTIMORE: Book Review [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2020 Desmond FitzGerald on T.S. Eliot: a revolutionary taste in poetry.
Karl O'Hanlon (2020) Desmond FitzGerald on T.S. Eliot: a revolutionary taste in poetry. Dublin: Newspaper Articles [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2019 Modern literature.
Levay M.;Bratton F.;Krzakowski C.;Keese A.;Corser S.;Livingstone C.;West M.;Cooper S.;D'Monte R.;Martin G.A.R.g.;Saunders G.;Baker W.;Masud N.;Creasy M.;Alonso A.;O'Hanlon K. (2019) Modern literature. Reviews [DOI] [Details]
2018 Modern literature.
Levay M.;Radford A.;Krzakowski C.;Keese A.;Dick M.;Livingstone C.;Tweed H.;Rodríguez Martín G.;Saunders G.;Baker W.;Creasy M.;O'Hanlon K.;Hanna A. (2018) Modern literature. Reviews [DOI] [full-text] [Details]

Poetry

  Year Publication
2020 'Calvinist Spider in Ballymoney Service Station'.
Karl O'Hanlon (2020) 'Calvinist Spider in Ballymoney Service Station'. Poetry [Details]
2020 'Study in Grisette' and other poems.
Karl O'Hanlon (2020) 'Study in Grisette' and other poems. Poetry [Details]
2019 From In Our Outrageous Masks of Dog-Skin.
Karl O'Hanlon (2019) From In Our Outrageous Masks of Dog-Skin. Kings College, London: Poetry [Details]
2018 'Three Poems'.
Karl O'Hanlon (2018) 'Three Poems'. Poetry [Details]
2017 from In Memory of Geoffrey Hill.
Karl O'Hanlon (2017) from In Memory of Geoffrey Hill. Chicago: Poetry [Details]
2017 Two poems.
Karl O'Hanlon (2017) Two poems. Sheffield: Poetry [Details]
2016 Three poems (The Insular Style and other poems).
Karl O'Hanlon (2016) Three poems (The Insular Style and other poems). Manchester: Poetry [Details]
2015 Clifford's Tower.
Karl O'Hanlon (2015) Clifford's Tower. Leeds: Poetry [Details]
2014 Two poems.
Karl O'Hanlon (2014) Two poems. Sheffield: Poetry [Details]

Pamphlet

  Year Publication
2016 And Now They Range.
Karl O'Hanlon (2016) And Now They Range. Cornwall: Pamphlet [Details]

Edited Virtual Special Issue

  Year Publication
2017 Special Issue on European Poetry.
John Burnside, John Clegg, David Constantine et al. (2017) Special Issue on European Poetry. York: Edited Virtual Special Issue [Details]