I joined Maynooth in 2019, having taught for ten years at the University of Liverpool. Prior to that, I was Adrian Research Fellow in English at Darwin College, Cambridge University. My doctorate is from Oxford University.
I'm primarily a scholar of the twentieth century. My work concentrates on the intersections of literature and political change, working across Irish, British, and U.S. writers. I have supervised PhDs on topics in Irish and British modernism, women's writing, and drama, and I welcome proposals for research in these areas as well as in other aspects of twentieth-century literature.
My most recent book is The Poets of Rapallo: how Mussolini's Italy shaped British, Irish, and U.S. Writers (Oxford University Press, 2021). My other books include a family biography Revolutionary Lives (Princeton University Press, 2016) about the socialist feminist revolutionary Constance Markievicz and her vagabond husband, Casimir, and the academic study W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State (Oxford University Press, 2010). I am currently editing, with Matthew Campbell, the Oxford Handbook of W.B. Yeats (forthcoming 2023) and am editor of Late Modernism and Expatriation (Clemson UP, 2022). My writing has also been published in major scholarly journals in the fields of literature and history, including History Workshop Journal, The Journal of British Studies, and Modernism/modernity.
I enjoy writing for popular audiences and have published essays in Literary Hub as well as in Public Books, TLS and the Irish Times. I’ve been a guest of BBC Parliament, BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio Ulster, and have served as consultant for various media outlets and for theatre productions.
My appointments include a semester as Burns Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Irish Studies at Boston College; as visiting fellow at Cambridge University's Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences, and Humanities; as a fellow at the Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, and twice as a visiting fellow at Trinity College Dublin's Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute. In spring 2022, was a visiting fellow at the New York Public Library in relation to my new book project about women artists working during the Great Depression.
At Maynooth, I teach poetry and drama, Irish literature, and a final-year seminar on war writing.
My writing is represented by Peter Straus at RCW Literary Agency: https://www.rcwlitagency.com/authors/arrington-lauren/
|2020||Arrington, Lauren (2020) '‘I myself delight in Miss Edgeworth’s novels’: Gender, Power, and the Domestic in Lady Gregory’s work' In: Irish Literature in Transition: 1880-1940. UK : Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2016||Arrington, Lauren (2016) 'Feeding the Cats: Yeats and Pound at Rapallo, 1928' In: Uncertain Futures: Essays about the Irish past for Roy Foster. UK : Oxford University Press. [DOI]|
|2016||Arrington, Lauren (2016) 'Liberté, égalité, sororité: the poetics of suffrage in the work of Eva Gore-Booth and Constance Markievicz' In: Advancing the Cause of Liberty: Irish Women’s Writing 1878-1922. UK : Manchester University Press. [Full-Text]|
|2016||Arrington, Lauren (2016) 'The Fabian Society' In: George Bernard Shaw in Context. UK : Cambridge University Press. [DOI]|
|2016||Arrington, Lauren (2016) 'Irish Modernism and Its Legacies' In: The History of Modern Ireland: a Princeton Guide. USA : Princeton University Press. [Full-Text]|
|2016||Nicholas Grene and Chris Morash (2016) 'The Theatre and the State' In: The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre. UK : Oxford University Press.|
|2015||Mary McAuliffe (2015) 'At the College of Surgeons' In: Rosie: Essays in Honour of Rosanne ‘Rosie’ Hackett (1893-1976: Revolutionary and Trade Unionist. Ireland : Arlen House.|
|2014||Christopher Collins and Mary Caulfield (2014) 'Theatre of Dissent: the Historical Imagination of the Irish Workers’ Dramatic Company' In: The Rest is History: Ireland, Performance and the Historical Imagination. UK : Oxford and Berne: Peter Lang. [Full-Text]|
|2009||Brian Griffin (2009) 'Staging the Hunger Strikes: The Revolutionist and The King’s Threshold at the Abbey Theatre, 1921' In: New Voices in Irish Studies. UK : Bath-Spa University Press.|
|2023||Arrington, Lauren with Matthew Campbell (Ed.). (2023) The Oxford Handbook of W.B. Yeats. UK: Oxford University Press,|
|2022||Arrington, Lauren (Ed.). (2022) Late Modernism & Expatriation. USA: Clemson University Press, [Link]|
|2013||Arrington, Lauren with Zoe Leinhardt and Philip Dawid (Ed.). (2013) Beauty. UK: Cambridge University Press,|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2021||Arrington, Lauren (2021) 'Towards a Late Modernist Theatre'. Modernism/Modernity, . [Link] https://doi.org/10.26597/mod.0186 [Full-Text]|
|2018||Arrington, Lauren (2018) 'Fighting Spirits: Yeats, Pound and The Winding Stair (1929)'. Yeats Annual, 21 :269-294. https://doi.org/10/11647/OBP.0135.07 [Full-Text]|
|2018||Arrington, Lauren (2018) 'The Blindness of Hindsight: Irish and British Poets Reflect on Early Fascist Italy'. Irish Political Studies, . [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2014||Arrington, Lauren (2014) 'Socialist Republican Discourse and the 1916 Easter Rising: the Occupation of Jacob’s Biscuit Factory and the South Dublin Union Explained'. Journal of British Studies, 53.4 :992-1010. [DOI] [Full-Text]|
|2008||Arrington, Lauren (2008) 'The Censorship of O’Flaherty V.C'. SHAW, :85-106. [Full-Text]|
|2008||Arrington, Lauren (2008) 'I sing what was lost and dread what was won:’ Yeats and the Legacy of Censorship'. Irish University Review, :222-242. [Full-Text]|
|2016||Arrington, Lauren (2016) Irish Modernism. [Encyclopedia Entry] [DOI]|
|2022||Lauren Arrington (2022) Finding his voice: newly discovered poems by Thomas MacGreevy. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]|
|2022||Lauren Arrington (2022) A New Deal for Ireland's Artists. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]|
|2018||Arrington, Lauren (2018) Madame Markievicz: Parties, Politics, Protest. [Newspaper Articles]|
|2018||Arrington, Lauren (2018) Has Irish Literature Ignored Our Colonial Experience?. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]|
|2018||Arrington, Lauren (2018) First-wave feminism’s #MeToo Moment. [Newspaper Articles] [Link]|
|2017||Arrington, Lauren (2017) Rev. of Geoff Bell, Hesitant Comrades: the Irish Left and the British Labour Movement (Chicago, 2016). USA: [Review Articles]|
|2013||Arrington, Lauren (2013) Rev. of David Fitzpatrick, “Solitary and Wild”: Frederick MacNeice and the Salvation of Ireland (Dublin, 2012) and Fran Brearton and Edna Longley, eds. Incorrigibly Plural: Louis MacNeice and his Legacy (Manchester, 2012). [Review Articles]|
|2013||Arrington, Lauren (2013) Rev. of Anne Saddlemeyer, ed. W.B. Yeats and George Yeats: the Letters (Oxford, 2011) and Neil Mann, Matthew Gibson, and Claire Nally, eds. W.B. Yeats’s A Vision: Explications and Contexts (Clemson, 2012). [Review Articles]|
|2022||Lauren Arrington (2022) California, Coming Home: On Julia Scheeres and Allison Gilbert's Listen, World!. [Review Articles] [Link]|
|2022||Lauren Arrington (2022) We all belong to the same war. [Review Articles] [Link]|
|2017||Arrington, Lauren (2017) Rev. of Sonja Tiernan, ed. The Political Writings of Eva Gore-Booth (Manchester, 2016). [Reviews]|
|2016||Arrington, Lauren (2016) Rev. of Anne Haverty, Constance Markievicz: Irish Revolutionary; Patrick Quigley, Sisters Against the Empire; Lindie Naughton, Markievicz: a Most Outrageous Rebel. [Reviews] [Link]|
|2013||Arrington, Lauren (2013) Rev. of Wyatt Bonikowski, Shell Shock and the Modernist Imagination: the Death Drive in Post- World War I British Fiction (Ashgate, 2013). [Reviews]|
|2013||Arrington, Lauren (2013) Rev. of Patricia Craig, A Twisted Root: Ancestral Entanglements in Ireland (Blackstaff, 2012). [Reviews]|
|2012||Arrington, Lauren (2012) Rev. of Sarah Cole, At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland. [Reviews]|
|2012||Arrington, Lauren (2012) Rev. of Sonja Tiernan, Eva Gore-Booth: An image of such politics (Manchester 2012). [Reviews]|
|2011||Arrington, Lauren (2011) Rev. of Santanu Das (ed.), Race, Empire and First World War Writing (Cambridge, 2011). [Reviews]|
|2009||Arrington, Lauren (2009) Rev. of Paul Murphy, Hegemony and Fantasy in Irish Drama 1899-1949 (Basingstoke, 2008). [Reviews]|
|2009||Arrington, Lauren (2009) Rev. of David Thomas, David Carlton and Anne Etienne. Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson (Oxford, 2007). [Reviews]|
|2008||Arrington, Lauren (2008) Rev. of James Moran, Four Irish Rebel Plays (Dublin, 2007). [Reviews]|
|2007||Arrington, Lauren (2007) Rev. of Peter Martin, Censorship in the Two Irelands 1922-39 (Dublin, 2006). [Reviews]|