Dr Gerry Smyth (Principal Investigator)

Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

Gerry SmythDr Smyth is Reader in Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University.  He has published widely on various aspects of Irish cultural history, especially in the areas of fiction, cultural theory and popular music. His most recent book was The Judas Kiss: Treason and Betrayal in Six Modern Irish Novels (2015), and his next – Celtic Tiger Blues: Music and Modern Irish Identity – will be published in 2016.

Dr Deaglán Ó Donghaile (Co-Investigator)

Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool

Dr Ó Donghaile completed his PhD at Trinity College, Dublin, in 2005, with a thesis entitled The Imagination of Urban Chaos: Representations of Terrorism in Late Victorian and Modernist Literature. This became the basis for his monograph, Blasted Literature: Victorian Political Fiction and the Shock of Modernism, which was published by Edinburgh University Press in 2011. Currently working on a book entitled Oscar Wilde and the Radical Politics of the Fin de Siècle, Dr Ó Donghaile is Senior Lecturer in English Literature and Cultural History at Liverpool John Moores University.

Professor Lance Pettitt 

St Mary’s University, London

Lance Pettitt is the author of Screening Ireland (2000), editor/curator of an archive-based DVD, Thaddeus O’Sullivan: Early Films, 1973-1985 (IFI, Dublin 2014) and series co-editor of ‘Ireland on Film’ (2011- ), a bi-lingual critical edition series (EduUFSC, Brazil), whose next title is Alan Gilsenan The Road to God Knows Where (2015). He is Director of the Centre for Irish Studies (CIS), teaches on its MA in Irish Studies at St Mary’s University, London.

Dr Tom Walker (Associate Investigator)

Trinity College Dublin

Tom WalkerDr Tom Walker is Ussher Assistant Professor in Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin. He has published essays on several aspects of modern Irish literature, including the work of Denis Johnston, Flann O’Brien and John McGahern. His book Louis MacNeice and the Irish Poetry of his Time was published by Oxford University Press in 2015.

Steering Committee

Matthew Frost

Matthew Frost is the commissioning editor for the Literature, Film and Theatre subject area of Manchester University Press.

Dr Keith Hopper

Ketih HopperDr Keith Hopper teaches Literature and Film Studies for Oxford University’s Department for Continuing Education, and is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Irish Studies at St Mary’s University, London. He is the author and editor of numerous books on modern Irish literature and film, and is currently working on a series of books relating to the work of the late writer Dermot Healy. Future projects include a monograph entitled Experiments with Time: J.W. Dunne and Modernist Literature.

Professor Maria Luddy

University of Warwick,

Maria Luddy is Professor of Modern Irish History at the University of Warwick. She has published extensively on Irish gender and social history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Professor Eve Patten

Trinity College, Dublin

Eve PattenEve Patten is Professor in the School of English at Trinity College, Dublin, where she lectures in nineteenth and twentieth-century British and Irish writing. She currently serves as Director of the Trinity College Oscar Wilde Centre and co-ordinates the MPhil in Irish Writing. Her publications include Samuel Ferguson and the Culture of Nineteenth-Century Ireland (2004), Imperial Refugee: Olivia Manning’s Fictions of War (2012), and, as co-editor,Ireland, West to East: Irish Cultural Connections with Central and Eastern Europe (2014). She is a board member of the Irish University Review and an international editor for OUP’s online Oxford Bibliographies for British and Irish Literature.

Professor Shaun Richards

St Mary’s University, London

Shaun Richards is Professorial Research Fellow in the Centre for Irish Studies, St Mary's University, London. He is the co-aouthor of Writing Ireland: Colonialism, Nationalism and Culture (1988), editor of the Cambridge Companion to Irish Drama (2004) and has published widely on Irish theatre in major journals and edited collections. His most recent book is; Mapping Irish Theatre: Theories of Space and Place (2013) which he co-authored with Chris Morash. He is a member of the Irish Research Council Postgraduate International Assessment Board and on the editorial board of Irish Studies Review and the editorial advisory board of Irish University Review.

Network Members

Professor Joseph Bristow