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.
Books in order of publication:
W.B. Yeats, the Abbey Theatre, Censorship, and the Irish State: Adding the Half-Pence to the Pence – 2010
Revolutionary Lives: Constance and Casimir Markievicz – 2015
The Poets of Rapallo: How Mussolini’s Italy Shaped British, Irish, and U.S. Writers – 2021