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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

Journal article

Donghaile D, Smyth G. 2018. Remapping Irish modernism Irish Studies Review, :1-7 >DOI

Smyth G. 2017. Shanty singing and the Irish Atlantic: Identity and hybridity in the musical imagination of Stan Hugill International Journal of Maritime History, 29 :387-406 >DOI

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 >DOI

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

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 GA. 2016. About Nothing, About Everything: Listening in / to Tim Robinson Gladwin D, Cusick C. Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, Culture and Environment :173-189 Manchester University Press. Manchester 978-0719099472

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 GA. 2016. What the Brother Did in 1916 Irish Studies Review,

Smyth GA. 2014. 'Introduction :2-3

Smyth GA. 2014. Foreword :xi-xii

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,

Book

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

Composition

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 review

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

Thesis/Dissertation

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

Performance

Sherlock A, Smyth G. A Drink With Brendan Behan. Stage Play

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'

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Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

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Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. James Joyce's 'Chamber Music'

Smyth GA. The Brother

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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'

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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

Conference presentation:

“I Have Left My Book”: Setting Joyce’s 'Chamber Music' Lyrics to Music, International Association for the Study of Irish Literature, University of York, Oral presentation 20/07/2015

Thinking in Circles: Music and Cyclical Form in Joyce’s 'Chamber Music', Attridge at 70, University of York, Oral presentation 22/05/2015

The Judas Kiss: Treason and Betrayal in the Modern Irish Novel, Embodying / Disembodying Ireland, University Charles de Gaulle, Lille, Oral presentation 17/07/2014

Betrayal and the Everyday in 'Dubliners', 100 Years of 'Dubliners', James Joyce Centre, Parnell Square, Dublin, Oral presentation 09/04/2014

Ireland and Irishness in the Maritime Musical Imagination of Stan Hugill, Atlantic Sounds International Conference, University of Liverpool, Oral presentation 14/03/2014

'Trust Not Appearances': Betrayal in Joyce’s Early Work, James Joyce Summer School, University of Trieste, Italy, Oral presentation 01/07/2013

Roll and Go: Songs of Liverpool and the Sea, Atlantic Sounds, Open University, Camden Town, London, Oral presentation 08/02/2013

Music and the Grain of the (Irish) Voice, University of Vienna Visiting Speaker Programme, University of Vienna, Austria, Oral presentation 21/11/2012

Val Doonican and the Grain of the (Irish) Voice, A Special Relationship? Irish Popular Music in England, Northumbria University, Newcastle, Oral presentation 27/06/2012

Cyclical Form in Irish Culture: A Musical Model?, The Seim Anew?” Cyclical Patterns in Contemporary Ireland - Cultural Memory, Literature and Society, University of Trieste, Italy, Oral presentation 23/05/2012

Musical Stereotyping and Irish Identity: The Case of The Pogues, Cómhrá Cheoil: New Directions in Irish Music and Dance Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway, Oral presentation 18/05/2012

'I Have Left My Book': Setting Irish Literature to Music, Literature and Music, University of Sibiu, Romania, Oral presentation 10/05/2012

Treason and Betrayal in Modern Irish Fiction: A Timely Project, Ireland: Arrivals and Departures, University of Salford, Oral presentation 03/09/2011

Waiting for the Performance to Begin: The Musical Imagination of Kazuo Ishiguro, Litpop: Writing and Popular Music, University of Northumbria, Newcastle, Oral presentation 24/06/2011

Stereotyping and the Musical “Text-as-Event”: The Case of The Pogues, Irish Theatrical Diaspora Conference, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oral presentation 15/04/2010

No Country for Young Women: Celtic Music, Dissent and the Irish Female Body, American Conference for Irish Studies, LaGuardia College, New York, USA, Oral presentation 10/10/2008

Music, Modernism and Memory in Joyce and Proust, British Association for Irish Studies Annual Conference, University of Liverpool, Oral presentation 15/09/2007

The English Traveller in Ireland in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries, Travel: Across the Disciplines, University of Liverpool, Oral presentation 27/04/2007

The Representation of Irish Traditional Music in Contemporary Fiction, Sean O Riada Memorial Lecture, University College, Cork, Oral presentation 08/02/2007

Celtic Music: From Periphery to Centre (And Back Again?, Peripheral Cultures, University of La Coruna, Spain, Oral presentation 18/11/2006

The Life and Interesting Times of Augusta Holmes, Visiting Academic's Public Lecture, Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco, Oral presentation 19/09/2006

Paddy Sad and Paddy Mad: Popular Music and the Condition of Irishness, The Festive and the Tragic in Ireland, University of Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, Oral presentation 25/03/2006

Before the Tiger Roared: Irish Criticism in the 1980s, Speaking of the Nation: Critical Discourse in Modern Ireland, Princess Grace Irish Library Biennial Symposium, Monaco, Oral presentation 02/10/2004

Music, Liverpool, Irishness, The American Conference for Irish Studies, The Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool, Oral presentation 12/07/2004

The Sound of Things to Come: Irish Popular Music and the Imagination of Change, Changing Ireland, Nottingham Trent University, Oral presentation 06/12/2003

'Why exactly - d’yis want to be in a group?’ Music and Motivation in 'The Commitments’, Diverse Voices in Irish Literature, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Oral presentation 05/12/2003

Theoretical Contexts for the Study of Identity and Cultural Diversity in Irish Writing, Identity and Cultural Diversity in Irish Writing, Trinity College, Dublin, Oral presentation 23/08/2003

Ireland Unplugged: Folk and Traditional Music in Ireland in the 1960s’, Irish Visiting Professorship Public Lecture, Charles University, Prague, Oral presentation 13/05/2003

Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Study of Contemporary Scottish and Irish Fiction, ImagiNations: Irish and Scottish Fiction, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Oral presentation 03/05/2003

Some Notes on the Politics of Music in Bunting, Moore and Rousseau, Northwestern Iris Studies Seminar, University fo Central Lancashire, Oral presentation 13/06/2002

Nothing but the Same Old Story? Celtic Music and the Limits of Irishness, Ireland and Europe in a Time of Change, University of Aarhus, Denmark, Oral presentation 08/12/2001

Music, Politics and Repetition in Bernard Mac Laverty’s 'Grace Notes’, Odysseys: International Association for the Study of Irish Literature, Dublin City University, Oral presentation 31/07/2001

Desert Imagery on U2’s 'The Joshua Tree’, Staff-Student Research Seminar, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 03/04/2001

Space and the Irish Critical Imagination, The Untold Land: Space, Place and Location in Scottish and Irish Culture, Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen, Oral presentation 31/03/2001

New Trends in Irish Studies, Société Française d’Études Irlandaises, Millennium Conference, University of Notre Dame, Newman House, Dublin, Oral presentation 31/03/2000

Big Mistakes in Small Places: Exterior and Interior Space in Seamus Deane’s Reading in the Dark, Keynote Lecture at Modern Ireland 1949-2000, University of Sussex, Oral presentation 29/10/1999

Do Irish Men Dream of Electric Sheep? Love, Empathy and Animals in Anne Haverty’s 'One Day as a Tiger’, argins, Mainstreams and Moving Frontiers: An Interdisciplinary Conference, Bath Spa University College, Oral presentation 11/09/1999

The Right to the City: James Joyce and the Re-presentation of Dublin in Contemporary Irish Fiction, The James Joyce International Summer School, University College, Dublin, Oral presentation 19/07/1999

Irish Studies, Postcolonial Theory and the “New” Essentialism, Defining Colonies, National University of Ireland, Galway, Oral presentation 18/06/1999

The Dublin Thriller, Consumption: Fantasy, Success and Desire, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 22/11/1998

Space and the Irish Cultural Imagination, Culture and Environment, Bath Spa University College, Oral presentation 04/07/1998

Decolonisation and Criticism: Towards a Theory of Irish Critical Discourse’, ish for the Millennium: Council for College and University English, Loughborough University, Oral presentation 11/09/1996

Fantasise to Survive: The Dream Motif in Contemporary Irish Fiction, Dreaming the Nation, Centre for British and Comparative Cultural Studies, University of Warwick, Oral presentation 10/09/1996

“Mad indeed”: Insanity in the Contemporary Irish Novel, Irish Encounters: Literature, History & Culture, Bath College of Higher Education, Oral presentation 05/07/1996

Science, Culture, Politics: “Naturally”, Anthopology, Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, Oral presentation 03/05/1996

The Politics of Blur: Some Problems with Crossing the Border, Border Crossings: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Post-colonial Literatures, University of North London, Oral presentation 20/01/1996

In Name Only: Joyce in the Institution, Representing Re-presenting Ireland, University of Sunderland, Oral presentation 09/09/1995

Irish Guitar-playing Styles, Representing Re-presenting Ireland, University of Sunderland, Other 09/09/1995

Two Ways of Stating the Nation: Patrick Pearse and the Declaration of the Irish Nation, Citizenship and Cultural Frontiers, University of Stafford, Oral presentation 14/09/1994

Writing about Writing and National Identity, Writing and National Identity, Bath College of Higher Education, Oral presentation 02/07/1994

Irish Studies in the 1990s: Contexts and Communities, Region, Voice and Form, University of the Basque Country, Vittoria, Spain, Oral presentation 13/04/1994

Guitar and Song Recital, Region, Voice and Form, University of the Basque Country, Vittoria, Spain, Oral presentation 13/04/1994

Decolonisation and Criticism, taff Research Seminar at Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool John Moores University, Oral presentation 16/02/1994

Wilde, Connolly, and the Margins of Irish Cultural Debate, Traces, Margins, Journeys, University of Kent at Canterbury, Oral presentation 13/03/1993

Funny Strange or Funny Ha-Ha? Comedy and Creativity in Flann O’Brien’s 'At Swim-Two-Birds’, International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature, Trinity nCollege, Dublin, Oral presentation 14/07/1992

‘Real Men: O’Faolain, O’Connell and the Irish People’, Lipman Seminar on Ireland, Ruskin College, Oxford, Oral presentation 03/04/1992

Award:

Derek Elders Prize for Highest Mark in Cohort, Department of English, Liverpool Polytechnic

Best Essay of the Year, Society for Name Studies in Britain and Ireland

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

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

Conference organisation:

Reading Spaces/Spaces of Reading, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University, Organiser

Finding the House, Leaving the Home, Co-organiser

Space and Place: The Geographies of Literature, Principal Organiser

Marginal Irish Modernisms 1, Co-organiser

Editorial boards:

Irish Studies Review, Editorial Advisor

External PGR examinations performed:

Murdoch University, Australia, PhD, Music Matters in Fiction: Creative and Cultural Reflections

City University of Hong Kong, PhD, Music Figures, Inspiration and the Performance of Identity in the Contemporary Transnational Novel

University of Western Australia, PhD, Riding the Tiger: 1990-2011 in the Fictional Families of Colm Tóibín, Anne Enright and Roddy Doyle

Queen's University, Belfast, PhD, The Mnemonic and Performative Function of Song in Selected Irish Plays 1951-1964

University of Edinburgh, PhD, The Cynic Sensibility in British Popular Literature and Music, 1950-1987

University of Limerick, PhD, Vagabonds of the Western Worlds: Continuities, Tensions and the Development of Irish Rock Music 1968-78

University of Limerick, PhD, The State of the Nation: Nation, Religion and Gender in the Work of Dermot Bolger

University of Sussex, PhD, Identity Politics and Textual Discourse in Post-Partition Ireland

Fellowships:

Visiting Professor of Irish Studies, Charles University, Prague

Visiting Professor of Irish Studies, University of Vienna

Visiting Academic, Princess Grace Irish Library, Monaco

Media Coverage:

https://www.facebook.com/tressellnoonan/, 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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0639mst, 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.

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/liverpool/content/articles/2006/04/18/radiomerseyside_pres_folkscene_feature.shtml, 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'.

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

Other invited event:

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

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

In Conversation with Novelist Douglas Cowie, Liverpool Hope, Cornerstone Everton Campus, A public event at the Liverpool Hope Literary Festival

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

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

'The Brother', University of Lille, France, A performance of 'The Brother' at the conference for the International Association for the Study of Irish Literature,

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

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

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

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

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

Selections from James Joyce's Chamber Music: Tour, Nejmegen (Holland); Brussels, Kortrijk, Leuven (Belgium); Reyjkavik (Iceland); Lille, Paris, Rennes (France), 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.

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

Liverpool Hope Literary Festival, Liverpool Hope, Cornerstone Everton Campus, A Public Conversation with American Novelist Douglas Cowie

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

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

New Directions in Irish Music and Dance, Irish Studies Centre, National University of Ireland, Galway, Plenary Lecture

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

James Joyce Summer School, Trieste, Italy, 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:

Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.