Patricia Palmer works on cultures in contact in, principally, early modern Ireland, on the conflictual exchange between English colonists and the Gaelic world, on linguistic colonisation, the aesthetics of violence, and the politics of translation. There is a strong comparative element to her work: she has written on translations of Ariosto, Ercilla, and Virgil, and on bardic poetry. She is the author of Language and Conquest in Early Modern Ireland: English Renaissance Literature and Elizabeth Imperial Expansion (Cambridge University Press, 2001) and The Severed Head and the Grafted Tongue: Translating Violence in Early Modern Ireland (Cambridge University Press, 2014). She has published articles with English Literary Renaissance, Translation Studies, Renaissance Quarterly, Irish Historical Studies, and Literature Compass. Early Modern Criticism in a Time of Crisis which she edited with David Baker was published in November 2022. Her current book project is a study of the polyphonic and intersecting literary cultures of early modern Ireland, Her current book project is a monograph provisionally entitled The Poetics of Property: Castle Poems and the Invention of Ownership in Early Modern Ireland.
After graduating with an MA from University College Cork, she worked in Athens and Brussels before taking a D.Phil. in English literature at the University of Oxford. She was Senior Lecturer in the University of York (2000-2008) and Reader in King’s College London (2008-2016) and took up the chair of Renaissance Literature in Maynooth in 2017.
She was awarded an Advanced Laureate by the Irish Research Council in 2019 and is Principal Investigator on the MACMORRIS Project, a four-year DH project which seeks to map the full range of cultural activity, across languages and ethnic groups, in early modern Ireland.
|2023||Patricia Palmer (2023) '‘“Gente Blanca” in the Green Atlantic, or Whose Lives Matter in Irish Studies?’' In: Reading Gender and Space: Essays for Patricia Coughlan. Cork : Cork University Press.|
|2022||David Baker and Patricia Palmer (2022) 'Introduction: Early Modern Criticism in a Time of Crisis' In: Early Modern Criticism in a Time of Crisis. USA : EMC Imprint: University of California Santa Barbara. [Link]|
|2022||Patricia Palmer (2022) ' Animacy, the “Unthought,” and a Poem to a Sacred Tree ' In: Early Modern Criticism in a Time of Crisis. USA : EMC Imprint: University of California Santa Barbara. [Link]|
|2022||Patricia Palmer (2022) 'Another Past Was Possible: Mapping the Path from MACMORRIS to Port Harcourt' In: Early Modern Criticism in a Time of Crisis. USA : EMC Imprint: University of California Santa Barbara. [Link]|
|2018||Patricia Palmer (2018) '‘Fugitive Identities: Selves, Narratives and Disregarded Lives in Early-Modern Ireland’' In: Becoming and Belonging in Ireland 1200-1600. Cork : Cork University Press.|
|2016||Patricia Palmer (2016) '‘Where Does It Hurt? How Pain Makes History in Early Modern Ireland’' In: The Body in Pain in Irish Culture. London : Palgrave Macmillan.|
|2015||Patricia Palmer (2015) '‘Richard Stanihurst’s Aeneis and the English of Ireland’' In: The Culture of Translation in Early Modern England and France, 1500-1660. London : Routledge.|
|2010||Patricia Palmer (2010) '‘Hungry Eyes’ and the Rhetoric of Dispossession: English Writing from Early Modern Ireland’' In: The Blackwell Companion to Irish Literature. Oxford : Blackwell.|
|2010||Patricia Palmer (2010) '‘Flights of Fancy: Journeying into the Miraculous’' In: Flight of the Earls /Imeacht na nIarlaí. Derry : Guildhall Press.|
|2010||Patricia Palmer (2010) '‘Miraculous Bullets, Relic Heads: Exile as Pilgrimage’' In: Italian Influences and Irish Outcasts: Essays on Torquato Tasso and Aspects of the Renaissance in Ireland, Europe and Beyond. Belfast : University of Ulster Press.|
|2007||Patricia Palmer (2007) '‘At the sign of the severed head: the currency of beheading in Early Modern Ireland’' In: Cultures of Violence. London : Palgrave.|
|2005||Patricia Palmer (2005) '‘Cross-talk and Mermaid-speak’' In: Britain and Ireland: Lives Entwined. Dublin : British Council. [Link]|
|2022||Patricia Palmer & David Baker (Ed.). (2022) Early Modern Criticism in a Time of Crisis. USA: EMC Imprint: University of California Santa Barbara, [Link]|
Peer Reviewed Journal
|2018||David J. Baker, Willy Maley and Patricia Palmer (2018) '‘What Ish My Network? Introducing MACMORRIS: Digitising Cultural Activity and Collaborative Networks in Early Modern Ireland’'. Literature Compass, . https://doi.org/10.1111/lic3.12496 [Full-Text]|
|2015||Patricia Palmer (2015) '‘Invited Response to “Betraying empire: Translation and the ideology of conquest”’'. Translation Studies, 8 (3):357-361. [Full-Text]|
|2007||Patricia Palmer (2007) '‘ “An headless Ladie” and a “horses loade of heades”: Writing Atrocity in a Time of Conquest’'. Renaissance quarterly, 60 (1):25-57.|
|2006||Patricia Palmer (2006) '‘Missing Bodies, Absent Bards: Spenser, Shakespeare and a Crisis in Criticism’'. English Literary Renaissance, 36 (3):376-395.|
|2004||Patricia Palmer (2004) '‘False and Unreliable Interpreters in Sixteenth-Century Ireland’'. Irish Historical Studies, 33 (131):257-277.|
|1990||Patricia Palmer (1990) '‘Apples, Arts, Amnesiacs and Emigrants: The University Connection’'. The Irish Review, 8 :14-18. [Full-Text]|
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