Prof Lauren Arrington

English

Professor

Iontas Building
Ground Floor

Biography

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 a literary critic and cultural historian, and my work concentrates on the intersections of literature and political change in the twentieth century, working across Irish, British, and U.S. writers.    I have supervised PhDs on topics in Irish and British modernism and in Irish theatre, 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 2022) 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 the  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, I'll be a visiting fellow at the New York Public Library in relation to my new creative non-fiction project on women artists in the Great Depression.

At Maynooth, I teach poetry and drama and a special seminar on war writing. 

Books

  Year Publication
2021 The Poets of Rapallo: How Mussolini's Italy Shaped British, Irish, and U.S. Writing.
Arrington, Lauren (2021) The Poets of Rapallo: How Mussolini's Italy Shaped British, Irish, and U.S. Writing. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2016 Revolutionary Lives: Constance and Casimir Markievicz.
Arrington, Lauren (2016) Revolutionary Lives: Constance and Casimir Markievicz. USA: Princeton University. [Details]
2010 W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State: Adding the Half-Pence to the Pence.
Arrington, Lauren (2010) W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State: Adding the Half-Pence to the Pence. USA: New York: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2020 '‘I myself delight in Miss Edgeworth’s novels’: Gender, Power, and the Domestic in Lady Gregory’s work'
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] [Details]
2016 'Feeding the Cats: Yeats and Pound at Rapallo, 1928'
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] [Details]
2016 'Liberté, égalité, sororité: the poetics of suffrage in the work of Eva Gore-Booth and Constance Markievicz'
Arrington, Lauren (2016) 'Liberté, égalité, sororité: the poetics of suffrage in the work of Eva Gore-Booth and Constance Markievicz' In: Pilz and Standlee (eds). Advancing the Cause of Liberty: Irish Women’s Writing 1878-1922. UK: Manchester University Press. [full-text] [Details]
2016 'The Fabian Society'
Arrington, Lauren (2016) 'The Fabian Society' In: George Bernard Shaw in Context. UK: Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Irish Modernism and Its Legacies'
Arrington, Lauren (2016) 'Irish Modernism and Its Legacies' In: Bourke and McBride (eds). The History of Modern Ireland: a Princeton Guide. USA: Princeton University Press. [full-text] [Details]
2016 'The Theatre and the State'
Nicholas Grene and Chris Morash (2016) 'The Theatre and the State' In: The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre. UK: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2015 'At the College of Surgeons'
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. [Details]
2014 'Theatre of Dissent: the Historical Imagination of the Irish Workers’ Dramatic Company'
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] [Details]
2009 'Staging the Hunger Strikes: The Revolutionist and The King’s Threshold at the Abbey Theatre, 1921'
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. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2022 The Oxford Handbook of W.B. Yeats
Arrington, Lauren with Matthew Campbell (Ed.). (2022) The Oxford Handbook of W.B. Yeats UK: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2022 Late Modernism & Expatriation
Arrington, Lauren (Ed.). (2022) Late Modernism & Expatriation USA: Clemson University Press. [Details]
2013 Beauty
Arrington, Lauren with Zoe Leinhardt and Philip Dawid (Ed.). (2013) Beauty UK: Cambridge University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Towards a Late Modernist Theatre'
Arrington, Lauren (2021) 'Towards a Late Modernist Theatre'. Modernism/Modernity, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Fighting Spirits: Yeats, Pound and The Winding Stair (1929)'
Arrington, Lauren (2018) 'Fighting Spirits: Yeats, Pound and The Winding Stair (1929)'. Yeats Annual, 21 :269-294 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2018 'The Blindness of Hindsight: Irish and British Poets Reflect on Early Fascist Italy'
Arrington, Lauren (2018) 'The Blindness of Hindsight: Irish and British Poets Reflect on Early Fascist Italy'. Irish Political Studies, [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2014 'Socialist Republican Discourse and the 1916 Easter Rising: the Occupation of Jacob’s Biscuit Factory and the South Dublin Union Explained'
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] [Details]
2008 'The Censorship of O’Flaherty V.C'
Arrington, Lauren (2008) 'The Censorship of O’Flaherty V.C'. SHAW, :85-106 [full-text] [Details]
2008 'I sing what was lost and dread what was won:’ Yeats and the Legacy of Censorship'
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] [Details]

Encyclopedia Entry

  Year Publication
2016 Irish Modernism.
Arrington, Lauren (2016) Irish Modernism. Encyclopedia Entry [DOI] [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
2018 Madame Markievicz: Parties, Politics, Protest.
Arrington, Lauren (2018) Madame Markievicz: Parties, Politics, Protest. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2018 Has Irish Literature Ignored Our Colonial Experience?.
Arrington, Lauren (2018) Has Irish Literature Ignored Our Colonial Experience?. Newspaper Articles [Details]
2018 First-wave feminism’s #MeToo Moment.
Arrington, Lauren (2018) First-wave feminism’s #MeToo Moment. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Review Articles

  Year Publication
2017 Rev. of Geoff Bell, Hesitant Comrades: the Irish Left and the British Labour Movement (Chicago, 2016).
Arrington, Lauren (2017) Rev. of Geoff Bell, Hesitant Comrades: the Irish Left and the British Labour Movement (Chicago, 2016). USA: Review Articles [Details]
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).
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 [Details]
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).
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 [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
2017 Rev. of Sonja Tiernan, ed. The Political Writings of Eva Gore-Booth (Manchester, 2016).
Arrington, Lauren (2017) Rev. of Sonja Tiernan, ed. The Political Writings of Eva Gore-Booth (Manchester, 2016). Reviews [Details]
2016 Rev. of Anne Haverty, Constance Markievicz: Irish Revolutionary; Patrick Quigley, Sisters Against the Empire; Lindie Naughton, Markievicz: a Most Outrageous Rebel.
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 [Details]
2013 Rev. of Wyatt Bonikowski, Shell Shock and the Modernist Imagination: the Death Drive in Post- World War I British Fiction (Ashgate, 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 [Details]
2013 Rev. of Patricia Craig, A Twisted Root: Ancestral Entanglements in Ireland (Blackstaff, 2012).
Arrington, Lauren (2013) Rev. of Patricia Craig, A Twisted Root: Ancestral Entanglements in Ireland (Blackstaff, 2012). Reviews [Details]
2012 Rev. of Sarah Cole, At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland.
Arrington, Lauren (2012) Rev. of Sarah Cole, At the Violet Hour: Modernism and Violence in England and Ireland. Reviews [Details]
2012 Rev. of Sonja Tiernan, Eva Gore-Booth: An image of such politics (Manchester 2012).
Arrington, Lauren (2012) Rev. of Sonja Tiernan, Eva Gore-Booth: An image of such politics (Manchester 2012). Reviews [Details]
2011 Rev. of Santanu Das (ed.), Race, Empire and First World War Writing (Cambridge, 2011).
Arrington, Lauren (2011) Rev. of Santanu Das (ed.), Race, Empire and First World War Writing (Cambridge, 2011). Reviews [Details]
2009 Rev. of Paul Murphy, Hegemony and Fantasy in Irish Drama 1899-1949 (Basingstoke, 2008).
Arrington, Lauren (2009) Rev. of Paul Murphy, Hegemony and Fantasy in Irish Drama 1899-1949 (Basingstoke, 2008). Reviews [Details]
2009 Rev. of David Thomas, David Carlton and Anne Etienne. Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson (Oxford, 2007).
Arrington, Lauren (2009) Rev. of David Thomas, David Carlton and Anne Etienne. Theatre Censorship: From Walpole to Wilson (Oxford, 2007). Reviews [Details]
2008 Rev. of James Moran, Four Irish Rebel Plays (Dublin, 2007).
Arrington, Lauren (2008) Rev. of James Moran, Four Irish Rebel Plays (Dublin, 2007). Reviews [Details]
2007 Rev. of Peter Martin, Censorship in the Two Irelands 1922-39 (Dublin, 2006).
Arrington, Lauren (2007) Rev. of Peter Martin, Censorship in the Two Irelands 1922-39 (Dublin, 2006). Reviews [Details]