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Humanities and Social Science

Prof Gerry Smyth

Prof Gerry Smyth

Telephone: 0151 231 5021

Biography

I was born and grew up in Dublin. After working in Spain for five years as a professional musician, I moved to Liverpool in 1986 where I took a degree in 'Literature, Life and Thought' at the Polytechnic, before going on to do an MA in Cultural Studies at the University of Lancaster, and a PhD at the University of Stafford.

I combine my academic and pedagogic interests with various musical and theatrical activities.

I have research interests in Irish literary history, James Joyce, modernism, music and literature, posthumanism and ecocriticism, and would welcome inquiries for doctoral research in any of these areas.

Degrees

1995, University of Staffordshire, United Kingdom, PhD
1991, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, MA, Cultural Studies
1990, Liverpool Polytechnic, United Kingdom, BA (Hons), Literature, Life and Thought

Publications

Chapters

Smyth GA. 2017. Institutions of Criticism Connolly C, Howes M. Irish Literature in Transition Cambridge University Press. Cambridge

Smyth GA. 2017. Joyce, Betrayal and Modern Irish Fiction Harte, L. The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction Oxford University Press. Oxford

Smyth GA. 2016. 'The Orchestra of Memory': Music, Sound and Silence in Dermot Healy's 'A Goat's Song' Hopper K, Murphy C. Writing the Sky: Observations and Essays on Dermot Healy Dalkey Archive Press. London 978-1564789242

Smyth G. 2016. 'About nothing, about everything': Listening in/to Tim Robinson Unfolding Irish landscapes: Tim Robinson, culture and environment :173-189 9781784997144

Smyth GA. 2014. 'Join Us': Musical Style and Identity in Bernard MacLaverty's 'My Dear Palestrina' Rankin Russell R. Bernard MacLaverty: New Critical Readings :45-62 Bloomsbury. London 978-1474275514

Smyth GA. 2014. Popular Music and the Celtic Tiger Maher E, O'Brien E. From Prosperity to Austerity: A socio-Cultural Critique of the Celtic Tiger and its Aftermath :76-88 Manchester University Press. Manchester

Smyth GA. 2011. Waiting for the Performance to Begin: Ishiguro's Musical Imagination Groes S, Lewis B. Kazuo Ishiguro: New Critical Visions of the Novels :144-156 Palgrave Macmillan. Basingstoke 978-0-230-23238-9

Smyth GA. 2011. No Country for Young Women: Celtic Music, Dissent and the Irish Female Body Peddie I. I Dream a World: Popular Music and Human Rights 2 - World Music :119-129 Ashgate Publishing. Aldershot 9780754668534

Smyth GA. 2008. Paddy Sad and Paddy Mad: Music and the Condition of Irishness Considère-Charon M, Laplace P, Savaric M. The Irish Celebrating: Festive and Tragic Overtones :58-70 Cambridge Scholars Press. Newcastle-upon-Tyne 9781847184078

Smyth GA, Campbell S. 2008. From Shellshock Rock to Ceasefire Sounds: Popular Music in Northern Ireland Coulter C, Murray M. Northern Ireland after the Troubles :232-252 Manchester University Press. Manchester 978-0719074417

Smyth GA. 2008. The Moment of Kavanagh’s Weekly Smith S. Patrick Kavanagh :55-71 Irish Academic Press. London 978-0-7165-28937

Smyth GA. 2006. 'You understand what domestic architecture ought to be, you do': Finding Home in 'The Wind in the Willows' Smyth G, Croft J. Our House: The Representation of Domestic Space in Modern Culture :43-62 Rodopi. Amsterdam

Smyth GA. 2006. Listening to the Future: Music and Irish Studies Harte L, Whelan Y. Ireland Beyond Boundaries: Mapping Irish Studies in the Twenty-First Century :198-215 Pluto. London

Smyth GA. 2000. ‘The Politics of Hybridity: Some Problems with Crossing the Border’ Bery A, Murray P. , in Dislocations: Comparing Postcolonial Literatures :43-58 Macmillan. Basingstoke

Smyth GA. 2000. ‘The Right to the City: Re-presentations of Dublin in Contemporary Irish Fiction’ Harte L, Parker M. Contemporary Irish Fiction: Themes, Tropes, Theories :13-34 Macmillan. Basingstoke

Smyth GA. 1999. ‘Decolonization and Criticism: Towards a Theory of Irish Critical Discourse’ Graham C, Kirkland R. The Mechanics of Authenticity: Contemporary Irish Cultural Criticism :24-49 Macmillan and St Martin’s Press. Basingstoke and New York

Smyth GA. 1998. The Psychotic Tradition: Fantasy and Madness in the Contemporary Irish Novel Sammels N, Marshall A. Irish Encounters: Poetry, Politics and Prose Since 1880 :152-164 Sulis Press. Bath 978-0952685647

Smyth GA. 1998. The Past, The Post and the Utterly Changed: Intellectual Responsibility and Irish Cultural Criticism Sammels N, Briggs S, Hyland P. Reviewing Ireland: Essays and Interviews from Irish Studies Review :240-249 Sulis Press. Bath 978-0952685661

Smyth GA. 1997. Ethnicity and Language Childs P, Storry M. British Cultural Identities :241-276

Smyth GA. 1996. Writing about Writing and National Identity Hill T, Hughes W. Contemporary Writing and National Identity :8-17 Sulis Press. Bath 978-0952685609

Smyth GA. 1994. Irish Studies in the 1990s: Contexts and Communities La Europa de los Pueblos: Voz Y Forma :141-156 Portico Librerias. Zaragoza

Other

Smyth G. 2016. What the brother did in 1916 Irish Studies Review, 24 :468-472 >DOI

Plácido Da Silva H, Chauvet P, Holzinger A, Fairclough S, Majoe D. 2015. Foreword PhyCS 2015 - 2nd International Conference on Physiological Computing Systems, Proceedings, :XI-XII

Smyth GA. 2014. 'Introduction :2-3

Smyth GA. 2013. Twenty-seven entries amounting to 6,500 words in the Encyclopedia of Music in Ireland (Dublin: University College Dublin Press, 2013). White H.

Smyth GA. 2005. Irish Literature Booker MK. 2 :369-371

Smyth GA. 2005. ‘Cybercriticism’, ‘Differend’, ‘Ecocriticism’, and ‘Rhizome’

Smyth GA. 2001. Focus interview in the British Association for Irish Studies Newsletter 28 (October 2001), 2-6 British Association for Irish Studies Newsletter, :2-6

Smyth GA. 1998. Research Resources in the Humanities and Media & Cultural Studies :1-110

Smyth GA. 1996. 'Contemporary Irish Literature' entry in The Rough Guide to Ireland :608-617

Smyth GA. Sing When You're Winning: The National Anthem Debate TheJournal,

Books

Smyth GA. 2016. Celtic Tiger Blues: Music and Modern Irish Identity Ashgate. Farnham

Smyth GA. 2015. The Judas Kiss: Treason and Betrayal in Six Modern Irish Novels :i-248 Manchester University Press. Manchester 978-0-7190-8853-7 >Link

Smyth G. 2005. Noisy Island: A Short History of Irish Popular Music Cork Univ Pr

Campbell S, Smyth G. 2005. Beautiful Day: Forty Years of Irish Rock Attic Pr 9780953535354

Ashplant TG, Smyth G. 2001. Explorations in Cultural History Pluto Pr 9780745315126

Smyth G. 2001. Space and the Irish Cultural Imagination Palgrave Macmillan 9780333794074

Smyth GA. 1998. Space and Place: The Geographies of Literature Norquay G, Smyth GA. :9-413 Liverpool John Moores University Press. Liverpool

Smyth G. 1998. Decolonisation and Criticism: The Construction of Irish Literature Pluto Pr 9780745312323

Smyth G. 1997. The Novel and the Nation: Studies in the New Irish Fiction Pluto Pr

Compositions

Smyth GA. 2015. Nora & Jim

Smyth GA. 2013. Will the Real Flann O'Brien ...? A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth GA. 2012. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music': New 'Folkish' Settings of the Thirty-Six Lyrics

Smyth GA. 2011. 'The Brother'

Book Reviews

Smyth GA. 2015. Matthew Schultz, Haunted Historiographies: The Rhetoric of Ideology in Postcolonial Irish Fiction Canadian Journal of Irish Studies,

Smyth GA. 2014. Susan H. Motherway, The Globalization of Irish Traditional Song Performance Popular Music, :551-552

Smyth GA. 2013. George O'Brien, The Irish Novel 1960-2010 Irish Studies Review, :370-371

Smyth GA. 2013. Angela Moran, Irish Music Abroad: Diasporic Sounds in Birmingham Popular Music, :552-553

Smyth GA. 2013. Conor Carville, The Ends of Ireland: Criticism, History, Subjectivity Irish Studies Review, :249-251

Smyth GA. 2012. Derek Hand, A History of the Irish Novel Estudios Irlandeses, :312-314

Smyth GA. 2011. Peter Mills, Hymns to the Silence: Inside the Words and Music of Van Morrison Irish Studies Review, :242-244

Smyth GA. 2008. John Wilson Foster (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel Estudios Irlandeses, :209-211

Smyth GA. 2008. Wanda Balzano, Anne Mulhall and Moynagh Sullivan (eds), Irish Postmodernisms and Popular Culture Irish Studies Review, :85-86

Smyth GA. 2002. Edna Longley and Declan Kiberd, Multiculturalism: The View from the Two Irelands Irish Studies Review, :341-342

Smyth GA. 2002. June Skinner Sawyers, The Complete Guide to Celtic Music: From the Highland Bagpipe and Riverdance to U2 and Enya Popular Music, :156-158

Smyth GA. 2001. U2, 'All That You Can’t Leave Behind', and Sinead O’Connor, 'Faith and Courage' Irish Studies Review, :288-290

Smyth GA. 2001. Yasmin Alibhai-Brown, 'Who Do We Think We Are? Imagining the New Britain' The Journal for the Study of British Cultures, :98-99

Smyth GA. 2000. P.J. Mathews, 'New Voices in Irish Criticism' Irish Times, :10-10

Smyth GA. 2000. Hugo Hamilton, 'Sad Bastard' Irish Studies Review, :179-181

Smyth GA. 1999. Ciaran Carson, 'Last Night’s Fun: A Book about Music, Food and Time' Irish Studies Review, :137-138

Smyth GA. 1999. Harry White, The Keeper's Recital: Music and Cultural History in Ireland Irish Studies Review, :156-158

Smyth GA. 1998. Review of Joep Leerssen, Remembrance and Imagination: Patterns in the Historical and Literary Imagination of Ireland in the Nineteenth Century Irish Studies Review, :188-189

Smyth GA. 1997. Emma Donoghue, Hood; Mary Morrissey, Mother of Pearl; Kate O’Riordan, Involved Irish Studies Review, :51-53

Smyth GA. 1996. Colin Bateman, Three Novels Irish Studies Review, :49-51

Smyth GA. 1994. David Lloyd, 'Anomalous States: Irish Writing and the Post-colonial Moment' Irish Studies Review, 7 :44-45

Smyth GA. 1993. Ngugi wa Thiong'o, Decolonising the Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature Irish Studies Review, 3.2 :336-338

Smyth GA. 1993. Brian Friel, Wonderful tennessee Irish Studies Review, 4 :27-28

Journal Articles

Smyth G. 2014. 'Trust not appearances': Political and personal betrayal in James Joyce's Ulysses Irish University Review, 44 :254-271 >DOI

Smyth GA. 2013. Two dramatic treatments of the ‘Déirdre’ legend: a case study in Irish betrayal Irish Studies Review, 21 :164-177 >DOI

Smyth GA. 2012. The Representation of Dublin in Story and Song Prospero: Revista di Letterature e Culture straniere, :203-218

Smyth G. 2012. Irish national identity after the celtic tiger Estudios Irlandeses, 7 :132-137

Smyth GA. 2010. Music and Irish Cultural History Anglofiles: Journal of English Teaching, :46-51

Smyth GA. 2010. ‘Irish Music: What It Is and What We Think It Is’ Irish Studies Review, 18 :359-363

Smyth GA. 2007. Tiger, Theory, Technology: A Meditation on the Development of Modern Irish Cultural Criticism Irish Studies Review, 15.2 :123-136

Smyth GA. 2005. Bringing It All Back Home? The Dynamics of Local Music-making in 'The Commitments’ An Sionnach, 1 :21-40

Smyth GA. 2004. Introduction: The Isle is Full of Noises - Music in Contemporary Ireland Irish Studies Review, 12 :3-10

Smyth GA. 2004. Ireland Unplugged: The Roots of Irish Folk / Trad. (Con)Fusion Irish Studies Review, 12 :87-97

Smyth GA. 2004. Place, Noise, Nation: Toward a Spatial Analysis of Irish Popular Music Études Irlandaises, 29 :75-89

Norquay G, smyth G. 2003. 'Waking Up in a Different Place' Irish Review, :28-45

Smyth GA. 2002. ‘The same sound but with a different meaning': Music, Politics and Identity in Bernard Mac Laverty’s 'Grace Notes’ Eire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies, 37 :5-24

Smyth GA. 2001. Waking Up in a Different Place: Contemporary Irish and Scottish Fiction The Irish Review, :28-45

Smyth GA. 2000. Shite and Sheep: An Ecocritical Perspective on Two Recent Irish Novels Irish University Review: a journal of Irish studies, :163-178

Smyth GA. 1999. ‘Hippies, Liberals and the Ecocritical Sublime’ Keywords: A Journal of Cultural Materialism, 2 :94-110

Smyth GA. 1999. ‘Irish Studies, Postcolonial Theory and the “New” Essentialism’ Graham C, Maley W. Irish Studies and Postcolonial Theory: A Special Number of the Irish Studies Review, 7.2 :211-220

Smyth GA. 1997. The Location of Criticism: Irishness and Hybridity The Journal of Victorian Culture, 2 :129-138

Smyth GA. 1997. The Crying Game: Postcolonial or Postmodern? Paragraph: A Journal of Modern Critical Theory, 20 :154-173

Smyth GA. 1997. ‘Being Difficult: The Irish Writer in Britain’ Éire-Ireland: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Irish Studies, 31.3, 4 :41-57

Smyth GA. 1996. ‘The natural course of things”: Matthew Arnold, Celticism, and the English Poetic Tradition The Journal of Victorian Culture, 1 :35-53

Smyth GA. 1995. The Past, The Post, and the Utterly Changed: Intellectual Responsibility and Irish Cultural Criticism’ Irish Studies Review, :25-29

Smyth GA. 1995. In Name Only: Joyce in the Institution New Odyssey: A Journal of Joycean Studies, 2 :4-5

Smyth GA. 1995. Amateurs and Textperts: Studying Irish Traditional Music Irish Studies Review, :2-10

Smyth GA. 1992. Who's the Greenest of Them All? Irishness and Popular Music Irish Studies Review, :3-5

Theses / Dissertations

Smyth GA. 1994. Decolonisation and Criticism: A Study of the Relationship between Political Decolonisation and Literary Criticism in Ireland, with Special Emphasis on the Period 1948-1958 Richards S. University of Staffordshire

Performances

Smyth G. The Brother

Smyth G. The Brother

Smyth G. Will The Real Flann O'Brien...A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth G. Will The Real Flann O'Brien...? A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth G. The Brother

Smyth G. Will The Real Flann O'Brien... A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth GA. Shanty Mob: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. The Brother

Smyth GA. The Brother

Smyth GA. The Brother

Smyth GA. The Brother

Smyth GA. Nora & Jim

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. Will the Real Flann O'Brien...? A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. 'The Brother'

Smyth GA. A performance of my one-act play 'The Brother' based on the work of Flann O'Brien

Smyth GA. The Brother

Smyth GA. Will the Real Flann O'Brien ...? A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth GA. Will the Real Flann O'Brien ...? A Life in Five Scenes

Smyth GA. The Brother

Engagement & Impact

Award:

Award title: Derek Elders Prize for Highest Mark in Cohort, Awarding body: Department of English, Liverpool Polytechnic

Award title: Best Essay of the Year, Awarding body: Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

Award title: Michael J. Durkan Prize for Best Book published in Literary Criticism, Arts Criticism or Cultural Studies, Awarding body: American Conference for Irish Studies

Award title: Michael J. Durkin Prize for Best Book in Literary or Cultural Studies for Music in Irish Cultural History (2009), Awarding body: American Conference for Irish Studies, URL: http://www.acisweb.com/index.php

Conference organisation:

Conference name: Reading Spaces/Spaces of Reading, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Position: Organiser

Conference name: Finding the House, Leaving the Home, Position: Co-organiser

Conference name: Space and Place: The Geographies of Literature, Position: Principal Organiser

Conference name: Marginal Irish Modernisms 1, Position: Co-organiser

Conference presentation:

Title of presentation: “I Have Left My Book”: Setting Joyce’s 'Chamber Music' Lyrics to Music, Conference title: International Association for the Study of Irish Literature, Place/location of conference: University of York, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Thinking in Circles: Music and Cyclical Form in Joyce’s 'Chamber Music', Conference title: Attridge at 70, Place/location of conference: University of York, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Judas Kiss: Treason and Betrayal in the Modern Irish Novel, Conference title: Embodying / Disembodying Ireland, Place/location of conference: University Charles de Gaulle, Lille, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Ireland and Irishness in the Maritime Musical Imagination of Stan Hugill, Conference title: Atlantic Sounds International Conference, Place/location of conference: University of Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Roll and Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea, Conference title: Atlantic Sounds, Place/location of conference: Open University, Camden Town, London, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Val Doonican and the Grain of the (Irish) Voice, Conference title: A Special Relationship? Irish Popular Music in England, Place/location of conference: Northumbria University, Newcastle, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Treason and Betrayal in Modern Irish Fiction: A Timely Project, Conference title: Ireland: Arrivals and Departures, Place/location of conference: University of Salford, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: No Country for Young Women: Celtic Music, Dissent and the Irish Female Body, Conference title: American Conference for Irish Studies, Place/location of conference: LaGuardia College, New York, USA, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Music, Modernism and Memory in Joyce and Proust, Conference title: British Association for Irish Studies Annual Conference, Place/location of conference: University of Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Paddy Sad and Paddy Mad: Popular Music and the Condition of Irishness, Conference title: The Festive and the Tragic in Ireland, Place/location of conference: University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Music, Liverpool, Irishness, Conference title: The American Conference for Irish Studies, Place/location of conference: The Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: 'Why exactly - d’yis want to be in a group?’ Music and Motivation in 'The Commitments’, Conference title: Diverse Voices in Irish Literature, Place/location of conference: University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Nothing but the Same Old Story? Celtic Music and the Limits of Irishness, Conference title: Ireland and Europe in a Time of Change, Place/location of conference: University of Aarhus, Denmark, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Music, Politics and Repetition in Bernard Mac Laverty’s 'Grace Notes’, Conference title: Odysseys: International Association for the Study of Irish Literature, Place/location of conference: Dublin City University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Desert Imagery on U2’s 'The Joshua Tree’, Conference title: Staff-Student Research Seminar, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: New Trends in Irish Studies, Conference title: Société Française d’Études Irlandaises, Millennium Conference, Place/location of conference: University of Notre Dame, Newman House, Dublin, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Do Irish Men Dream of Electric Sheep? Love, Empathy and Animals in Anne Haverty’s 'One Day as a Tiger’, Conference title: argins, Mainstreams and Moving Frontiers: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Place/location of conference: Bath Spa University College, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Irish Studies, Postcolonial Theory and the “New” Essentialism, Conference title: Defining Colonies, Place/location of conference: National University of Ireland, Galway, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Dublin Thriller, Conference title: Consumption: Fantasy, Success and Desire, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Space and the Irish Cultural Imagination, Conference title: Culture and Environment, Place/location of conference: Bath Spa University College, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Decolonisation and Criticism: Towards a Theory of Irish Critical Discourse’, Conference title: ish for the Millennium: Council for College and University English, Place/location of conference: Loughborough University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Fantasise to Survive: The Dream Motif in Contemporary Irish Fiction, Conference title: Dreaming the Nation, Place/location of conference: Centre for British and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: “Mad indeed”: Insanity in the Contemporary Irish Novel, Conference title: Irish Encounters: Literature, History & Culture, Place/location of conference: Bath College of Higher Education, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Science, Culture, Politics: “Naturally”, Conference title: Anthopology, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Place/location of conference: St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Politics of Blur: Some Problems with Crossing the Border, Conference title: Border Crossings: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Post-colonial Literatures, Place/location of conference: University of North London, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: In Name Only: Joyce in the Institution, Conference title: Representing Re-presenting Ireland, Place/location of conference: University of Sunderland, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Irish Guitar-playing Styles, Conference title: Representing Re-presenting Ireland, Place/location of conference: University of Sunderland, Presentation type: Other

Title of presentation: Two Ways of Stating the Nation: Patrick Pearse and the Declaration of the Irish Nation, Conference title: Citizenship and Cultural Frontiers, Place/location of conference: University of Stafford, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Writing about Writing and National Identity, Conference title: Writing and National Identity, Place/location of conference: Bath College of Higher Education, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Decolonisation and Criticism, Conference title: taff Research Seminar at Liverpool John Moores University, Place/location of conference: Liverpool John Moores University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Wilde, Connolly, and the Margins of Irish Cultural Debate, Conference title: Traces, Margins, Journeys, Place/location of conference: University of Kent at Canterbury, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Funny Strange or Funny Ha-Ha? Comedy and Creativity in Flann O’Brien’s 'At Swim-Two-Birds’, Conference title: International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature, Place/location of conference: Trinity nCollege, Dublin, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: ‘Real Men: O’Faolain, O’Connell and the Irish People’, Conference title: Lipman Seminar on Ireland, Place/location of conference: Ruskin College, Oxford, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Betrayal and the Everyday in 'Dubliners', Conference title: 100 Years of 'Dubliners', Place/location of conference: James Joyce Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: 'Trust Not Appearances': Betrayal in Joyce’s Early Work, Conference title: James Joyce Summer School, Place/location of conference: University of Trieste, Italy, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Music and the Grain of the (Irish) Voice, Conference title: University of Vienna Visiting Speaker Programme, Place/location of conference: University of Vienna, Austria, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Cyclical Form in Irish Culture: A Musical Model?, Conference title: The Seim Anew?” Cyclical Patterns in Contemporary Ireland - Cultural Memory, Literature and Society, Place/location of conference: University of Trieste, Italy, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Musical Stereotyping and Irish Identity: The Case of The Pogues, Conference title: Cómhrá Cheoil: New Directions in Irish Music and Dance Studies, Place/location of conference: National University of Ireland, Galway, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: 'I Have Left My Book': Setting Irish Literature to Music, Conference title: Literature and Music, Place/location of conference: University of Sibiu, Romania, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Waiting for the Performance to Begin: The Musical Imagination of Kazuo Ishiguro, Conference title: Litpop: Writing and Popular Music, Place/location of conference: University of Northumbria, Newcastle, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Stereotyping and the Musical “Text-as-Event”: The Case of The Pogues, Conference title: Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, Place/location of conference: Manchester Metropolitan University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The English Traveller in Ireland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Conference title: Travel: Across the Disciplines, Place/location of conference: University of Liverpool, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Representation of Irish Traditional Music in Contemporary Fiction, Conference title: Sean O Riada Memorial Lecture, Place/location of conference: University College, Cork, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Celtic Music: From Periphery to Centre (And Back Again?, Conference title: Peripheral Cultures, Place/location of conference: University of La Coruna, Spain, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Life and Interesting Times of Augusta Holmes, Conference title: Visiting Academic's Public Lecture, Place/location of conference: Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Before the Tiger Roared: Irish Criticism in the 1980s, Conference title: Speaking of the Nation: Critical Discourse in Modern Ireland, Place/location of conference: Princess Grace Irish Library Biennial Symposium, Monaco, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Sound of Things to Come: Irish Popular Music and the Imagination of Change, Conference title: Changing Ireland, Place/location of conference: Nottingham Trent University, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Theoretical Contexts for the Study of Identity and Cultural Diversity in Irish Writing, Conference title: Identity and Cultural Diversity in Irish Writing, Place/location of conference: Trinity College, Dublin, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Ireland Unplugged: Folk and Traditional Music in Ireland in the 1960s’, Conference title: Irish Visiting Professorship Public Lecture, Place/location of conference: Charles University, Prague, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Contemporary Scottish and Irish Fiction, Conference title: ImagiNations: Irish and Scottish Fiction, Place/location of conference: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Some Notes on the Politics of Music in Bunting, Moore and Rousseau, Conference title: Northwestern Iris Studies Seminar, Place/location of conference: University fo Central Lancashire, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Space and the Irish Critical Imagination, Conference title: The Untold Land: Space, Place and Location in Scottish and Irish Culture, Place/location of conference: Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Big Mistakes in Small Places: Exterior and Interior Space in Seamus Deane’s Reading in the Dark, Conference title: Keynote Lecture at Modern Ireland 1949-2000, Place/location of conference: University of Sussex, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: The Right to the City: James Joyce and the Re-presentation of Dublin in Contemporary Irish Fiction, Conference title: The James Joyce International Summer School, Place/location of conference: University College, Dublin, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Irish Studies in the 1990s: Contexts and Communities, Conference title: Region, Voice and Form, Place/location of conference: University of the Basque Country, Vittoria, Spain, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Title of presentation: Guitar and Song Recital, Conference title: Region, Voice and Form, Place/location of conference: University of the Basque Country, Vittoria, Spain, Presentation type: Oral presentation

Editorial boards:

Publication: Irish Studies Review, Position: Editorial Advisor

External PGR examinations performed:

Name of University: Murdoch University, Australia, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Music Matters in Fiction: Creative and Cultural Reflections

Name of University: City University of Hong Kong, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Music Figures, Inspiration and the Performance of Identity in the Contemporary Transnational Novel

Name of University: University of Western Australia, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Riding the Tiger: 1990-2011 in the Fictional Families of Colm Tóibín, Anne Enright and Roddy Doyle

Name of University: Queen's University, Belfast, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: The Mnemonic and Performative Function of Song in Selected Irish Plays 1951-1964

Name of University: University of Edinburgh, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: The Cynic Sensibility in British Popular Literature and Music, 1950-1987

Name of University: University of Limerick, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Vagabonds of the Western Worlds: Continuities, Tensions and the Development of Irish Rock Music 1968-78

Name of University: University of Limerick, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: The State of the Nation: Nation, Religion and Gender in the Work of Dermot Bolger

Name of University: University of Sussex, Award student examined for: PhD, Thesis title: Identity Politics and Textual Discourse in Post-Partition Ireland

Fellowships:

Fellowship title: Visiting Professor of Irish Studies, Organisation: Charles University, Prague

Fellowship title: Visiting Professor of Irish Studies, Organisation: University of Vienna

Fellowship title: Visiting Academic, Organisation: Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco

Media Coverage:

Links #1: https://www.facebook.com/tressellnoonan/, Media coverage: Facebook page set up to promote exhibition and event at Croxteth Hall, Liverpool Did the Raggeds paint Croxteth Hall?- an art project Relating to art project Constructing connections: Fiction, Art and life

Links #1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0639mst, Media coverage: Appears as guest on a 30-minute BBC Radio 4 programme 'The Great Irish Songbook', hosted by Cerys Mathews, 28.06.215 - a programme about the role of song in the development of Irish culture.

Links #1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03hdsbk, Media coverage: 'Danny Boy' - The Ballad that Bewitched the World, Friday, November 2013.

Links #1: http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2006/04/18/radiomerseyside_pres_folkscene_feature.shtml, Media coverage: Folkscene, two one-hour shows on BBC Radio Merseyside (27.092012; 10.10.2012), discussing my album 'Across the Western Ocean: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea'.

Media coverage: Talking Head on 'Val Doonican Rocks!', broadcast on BBC4 Television on Easter Sunday 2009 and three times subsequently.

Other invited event:

Title of event: James Joyce's 'Chamber Music' - Selections from a New Version, Location: Cheltenham Poetry Festival, Description: A concert of selected material from my CD of song treatments of the lyrics included in James Joyce's book 'Chamber Music' (1907)

Title of event: Betrayal and Irish Cultural History, Location: Irish World Heritage Centre (Manchester, Description: A public talk on the subject of my current research

Title of event: In Conversation with Novelist Douglas Cowie, Location: Liverpool Hope, Cornerstone Everton Campus, Description: A public event at the Liverpool Hope Literary Festival

Title of event: Nora & Jim, Location: Joe H. Makin Theatre, Liverpool, Description: A performance of an original, two-actor play as part of the Liverpool Irish Festival

Title of event: Will the Real Flann O'Brien ...? A Life in Five Scenes, Location: Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic, Description: A performance of an original, three-actor play at the conference of the International Flann O'Brien Society

Title of event: 'The Brother', Location: University of Lille, France, Description: A performance of 'The Brother' at the conference for the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature,

Title of event: James Joyce Summer School, Location: University of Trieste, Italy, Description: Plenary Lecture and Performance of Selected Material from James Joyce's Chamber Music

Title of event: Shanty Performance, Location: Merseyside Maritime Museum, Description: A performance of selected shanty material at Liverpool's Maritime Museum as part of the River Festival.

Title of event: 'The Brother', Location: Kings College, University of Aberdeen, Description: A commissioned performance of an original two-man play as part of the University of Aberdeen's May Festival.

Title of event: 'The Brother', Location: Elelanor Rathbone Theatre, University of Liverpool, Description: A commissioned performance of an original two-man play for the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University.

Title of event: Performance of selected material from James Joyce's Chamber Music., Location: Liverpool Central Library, Description: A performance of selected material from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle, to celebrate the re-opening of Liverpool Central Library.

Title of event: Selections from James Joyce's Chamber Music: Tour, Location: Nejmegen (Holland); Brussels, Kortrijk, Leuven (Belgium); Reyjkavik (Iceland); Lille, Paris, Rennes (France), Description: A tour of various European cultural institutions funded by EFACIS, the European Federation for Associations and Centres of Irish Studies, performing selections from an original musical version of Joyce's poetry cycle.

Title of event: Travel: Across the Disciplines (Inaugural Liverpool Travel Seminar), Location: University of Liverpool, Description: Plenary Lecture entitled ‘The English Traveller in Ireland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries'

Title of event: Liverpool Hope Literary Festival, Location: Liverpool Hope, Cornerstone Everton Campus, Description: A Public Conversation with American Novelist Douglas Cowie

Title of event: Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, Location: Manchester Metropolitan University, Description: Plenary Lecture entitled ‘Stereotyping and the Musical “Text-as-Event”: The Case of the Pogues’

Title of event: Litpop: Writing and Popular Music, Location: University of Northumbria, Description: Keynote Lecture entitled ‘Waiting for the Performance to Begin: The Musical Imagination of Kazuo Ishiguro’

Title of event: New Directions in Irish Music and Dance, Location: Irish Studies Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, Description: Plenary Lecture

Title of event: 'The Brother', Location: Trieste, Italy, Description: Performance of one-act, two-man play entitled 'The Brother' written by Gery Smyth, before the James Joyce Conference.

Title of event: James Joyce Summer School, Location: Trieste, Italy, Description: Plenary Lecture

Research Grants Awarded:

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Shanty Mob, Grant value (£): £500, Duration of research project: 6 months

Arts and Humanities Research Council, Marginal Irish Modernisms, St Mary's University (Twickenham), Trinity College (Dublin), Grant value (£): £30,000, Duration of research project: 14 months

Arts Council England, Roll & Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea, Grant value (£): £5,000, Duration of research project: 4 months

Teaching qualification:

Title of qualification gained: Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.