Dr Eoin Flannery
Ecocriticism;Celtic Tiger writing; literature and economics; cultural theory; the Gothic; postmodern and postcolonial literature and theory; visual cultures; Irish poetry and prose.
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Form, Affect and Debt in (post-) Celtic Tiger Fiction. Bloomsbury. Contracted and forthcoming, 2021.
Ireland and Ecocriticism: Literature, History and Environmental Justice Routledge, 2016. 278pp.
Colum McCann and the Aesthetics of Redemption Irish Academic Press, 2011. 244pp.
Ireland and Postcolonial Studies: Theory, Discourse, Utopia Palgrave/MacMillan, 2009. 270pp.
Versions of Ireland: Empire, Modernity and Resistance in Irish Culture Cambridge Scholars Press 2006. 234pp.
EDITED BOOKS AND VOLUMES
Crisis and Commemoration in Modern Ireland Co-edited with Eugene O’Brien. In preparation.
The Journal of Ecocriticism: Special Issue on Ireland (editor) 5.2, 2013
This Side of Brightness: Essays on the Fiction of Colum McCann. Co-edited with Susan Cahill Peter Lang, 2012. 185pp.
Ireland in Focus: Film, Photography and Popular Culture. Co-edited with Michael Griffin Syracuse University Press 2009. 232pp.
Enemies of Empire: New Perspectives on Imperialism, Literature and Historiography. Co-edited with Angus Mitchell. Four Courts Press 2007. 230pp.
Postcolonial Text: Special Issue on Ireland (editor) 3.3, 2007.
“Finance and Fiction in Deirdre Madden’s Time Present and Time Past,” Accepted for publication and forthcoming in Irish Studies Review, 2020.
“David Lloyd,” Peer reviewed entry in The Oxford Bibliographies in Literary and Critical Theory, Accepted for publication and forthcoming 2020.
“Debt, Guilt and Form in (post-) Celtic Tiger Ireland,” Accepted for publication and forthcoming in Textual Practice, Summer 2020.
“The Possibilities of Shame in Dermot Bolger’s Tanglewood,” Critical Survey, 31.4, 2019.
““the incorrigible Irishman”: Roger Casement and the ‘greening’ of Irish Studies”, Journal of Scottish and Irish Studies Summer 2019.
“Scale, Deep Time and the Politics of Representation in Derek Mahon’s Life on Earth,” in Irish University Review 48.2, 2018, 281-298.
“Ecocriticism,” in The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory (Oxford University Press), Autumn 2016, 419-438.
“‘Listen to the Leaves’: Derek Mahon’s Evolving Ecologies,” Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature and the Arts. 57.3, 2016, 377-401.
“Crocodiles and Obelisks: the literary afterlife of Roger Casement in the work of Jamie McKendrick and W.G. Sebald,” Breac: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies – Special Issue on Roger Casement 4, 2016.
“Ecocriticism,” in The Year’s Work in Critical and Cultural Theory (Oxford University Press), Autumn 2015, 134-161.
“Internationalizing 9/11: Hope and Redemption in Nadeem Aslam’s The Wasted Vigil (2008) and Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin (2009)” English, Volume 62, no. 238, 2013, 294-315.
“‘A Land Poisoned’: Eugene McCabe and Irish Postcolonial Gothic”, Literature and History, 22.2, 2013, 91-112.
“Ireland and Ecocriticism,” The Journal of Ecocriticism – Special Issue on Ireland 5.2, 2013, 1-8.
“‘The Buried Life’: Ecological Criticism and the ‘Deep’ Past”, Critical Quarterly, 54.4, 2012, 93-109.
“Ecology, Memory and Speed in John McGahern’s Memoir”, Irish University Review, 42.2, 2012, 273-97.
“Postcolonial Passages: Migration and Cinematic Form in Michael Haneke’s Hidden and Alan Gilsenan’s Zulu 9”, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing, 47.1, 2011, 65-77.
“‘The Hard Hunger’: Famine, Sexuality and Form in Eugene McCabe’s Tales from the Poorhouse”, New Hibernia Review, 14.2, 2010, 51-70.
“Ireland, Empire and Utopia: Irish Postcolonial Criticism and the Utopian Impulse”, Textual Practice, 24.3, 2010, 453-81. *Reprinted in Postcolonial Studies: An Anthology, Pramod Nayar (ed.) (Oxford: Wiley/Blackwell, 2015), 331-353.
‘So many destinations in one place’: Chris Arthur’s Words of the Grey Wind: Family and Epiphany in Ulster and Irish Elegies, Irish Studies Review, November, 19.4, 2010, 435-438.
“Troubling Bodies: Suffering, Resistance and Hope in Colum McCann’s ‘Troubles’ Short Fiction”, The Irish Review – Special Issue on Northern Ireland Aaron Kelly (ed.) 40, 2009, 33-51. *Reprinted in Short Story Criticism (Thomson Gale 2013).
“Rites of Passage: The liminal in Colum McCann’s Songdogs and This Side of Brightness.” Irish Studies Review, 16.1, 2008, 1-17.
“Irish Cultural Studies and Postcolonial Theory”, Postcolonial Text: Special Issue on Ireland, 3.3, 2007, 1-9.
“Ireland among Empires”, The Irish Book Review, Autumn 2007, 22-5.
“Gable-ends and Che Guevara: Political Murals and Postcolonial Ethics.” The Irish Review Number 34, Spring 2006, 74-90.
“Passion and Arrogance: Poetic craft and topographies of remembrance in the work of Michael Hartnett”, The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies. June 2006, 42-49.
“External Association: Ireland, Empire and Postcolonial Theory.” Third Text: Special Issue on Irish Culture. 19.5, September 2005, 449-459.
“Outside in the Theory Machine: Ireland and Postcolonial Studies.” Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review 92 2003, pp. 359-369.
“Reading in the Light of Reading in the Dark.” Irish Studies Review, 11.1 2003, pp.71-80.
“Hopes and Impediments: Ken Wiwa’s In the shadow of a saint.” Postcolonial Studies. 6.3, 2003, 407-11.
“Postcolonial Borderlands.” English: The Journal of the English Association. 52, 2003, 193-7.
Two entries in Recalling the Tiger,Brian Lucy, Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien (eds.) Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019.
“Irish Gothic and Ecocriticism,” Christina Morin and Jarlath Killeen (eds.) The Edinburgh Companion to Irish Gothic Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020.
“Debt as Inheritance,” Eamon Maher and Eugene O’Brien (eds.) Cultural Heritage in France and Ireland Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019, 35-55.
“Reading late McGahern: Time, Scale and the Anthropocene”, Eamon Maher and Derek Hand (eds.) Essays on John McGahern: Assessing a Literary Legacy Cork: Cork University Press, 2019, 94-111.
“The Dispossessed Image,” The Ontology of the Artefact Aoife Banks, Nathan Cahill, and Kate Friedeberg (eds.) (2019).
“Resisting Profit and Loss in Contemporary Irish Eco Poetry,” Representations of Loss in Irish Literature Deirdre Flynn and Eugene O’Brien (eds.) Palgrave/MacMillan, 2018, 133-154.
‘”Burning from the inside out’: Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin” 9/11 in European Literature: Negotiating Identities Against the Attacks and What Followed Svenja Frank (ed.) Palgrave/MacMillan, 2017, 83-101.
“‘Ill Fares the Land’: Ecology, Capitalism and Literature in (post-) Celtic Tiger Ireland”, The Postcolonial World David D. Kim and Jyotsna Singh (eds.) Routledge, 2017, 395-411.
“Essayist of Place: Postcolonialism and Ecology in the work of Tim Robinson”, Unfolding Irish Landscapes: Tim Robinson, Culture, and Environment. Christine Cusick and Derek Gladwin (eds.), Manchester University Press, 2016,
“‘Decline and Fall’: Empire, Land and the Twentieth-Century Irish ‘Big House’ Novel”, Ecocriticism of the Global South Scott Slovic, Swarnalatha Rangarajan and Vidya Sarveswaran (eds.) Lexington Books/Rowman & Littlefield, 2015, 161-179.
“Internationalizing 9/11: Hope and Redemption in Colum McCann’s Let the Great World Spin”, Ireland: Arrivals and Departures – Irish Studies in Europe, Scott Brewster and Werner Huber (eds.), 2015.
“Embracing the Other in Colum McCann’s Zoli (2006)”, The Leaving of Ireland: Literature, Migration and Belonging, John Lynch and Katherina Dodou (eds.) Peter Lang, 2015, 165-187.
"Ship of Fools: The Celtic Tiger and Poetry as Social Critique”, From Prosperity to Austerity: A Socio-Cultural Critique of the Celtic Tiger and its Aftermath Eugene O’Brien and Eamon Maher (eds.) Manchester University Press, 2014, 203-217.
“Troubles’ Trilogy: Everything in This Country Must”, This Side of Brightness: Essays on the Fiction of Colum McCann. Susan Cahill and Eoin Flannery (eds.) Peter Lang, 2012, pp. 57-74.
“Introduction: The Fiction of Colum McCann”, co-authored with Susan Cahill. This Side of Brightness: Essays on the Fiction of Colum McCann. Susan Cahill and Eoin Flannery (eds.) Peter Lang, 2012, pp. 1-8.
“Ireland of the Welcomes, or ‘Strange Country’: Tourism, Modernity and the Ruined Landscape.” Murmurs that Come out of the Earth: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts. Christine Cusick (ed.) Cork University Press, 2010, 85-107.
“The art of resistance: Visual iconography and the Northern Troubles.” Ireland in Focus: Film, Photography and Popular Culture. Eóin Flannery and Michael Griffin (eds.) Syracuse University Press. 2009, 125-143.
“Sites of Worship, Sites of Desire: Catholicism and Dorothy Cross’ Stabat Mater”, Contemporary Catholicism in Ireland: A Critical Appraisal. Eamon Maher and John Littleton (eds.), Columba Press, 2008, 182-200.
“Terrorised Youths: Colum McCann’s Short Fiction – Fishing the Sloe-Black River and Everything in This Country Must”, Essays on Modern Irish Literature John Strachan and Alison Younger (eds.), University of Sunderland Press, 2007, 169-183.
“Empire, Literature and History”, co-authored with Angus Mitchell. Enemies of Empire: New Perspectives on Imperialism, Literature and Historiography Eóin Flannery and Angus Mitchell (eds.) Four Courts Press, 2007, 11-18.
“Collateral Language: Empire, Theory and the Idioms of Power.” Enemies of Empire: New Perspectives on Imperialism, Literature and Historiography Eóin Flannery and Angus Mitchell (eds.) Four Courts Press, 2007, 173-88.
“Morning Yet on Field Day? The Field Theatre Company and Postcolonial Theory” Having Our Own Field Day: Essays on the Irish Canon, Helen Thompson (ed.) Edwin Mellen Press. 2006, 37-57.
“Secular Prayers: Landscape, Language and Cultural Memory in the poetry of Michael Hartnett.” Remembering Michael Hartnett: a language seldom spoken. John McDonagh and Stiofáin Newman (eds.) Four Courts Press, 2006, 160-70.
“The People’s Front of Judea, or The Judea People’s Front: The Life of Irish Postcolonial Theory.’” New Voices in Irish Criticism 5. Anne Coughlan (ed.) Four Courts Press. 2005, 71-82.