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Dr Ian Hickey

Dr Ian Hickey


Research interests

Research Interests: Contemporary Irish Poetry and Fiction, Seamus Heaney, Jacques Derrida, Literary and Cultural Theory, Spoken-Word Poetry.




Hickey, I. (2021) Haunted Heaney: Spectres and the Poetry, Routledge. (Joint Winner of the British Association for Contemporary Literature Monograph Prize)

Seamus Heaney’s Mythmaking. Edited by Ian Hickey & Ellen Howley. [Forthcoming: Routledge April 2023]

Fragmentation: Twenty-First Century Irish Poetry and Fiction. [In Preparation, 2024]


Book Chapters:

Hickey, I. (2024) ‘Fragmentation and YA Irish Writing: Louise O'Neill, Sarah Maria Griffin and Claire Hennessy’ in The Routledge Companion to Twenty-First Century Irish Literature, Edited by Anne Fogarty and Eugene O’Brien. [Forthcoming: Routledge 2024]

Hickey, I. (2023) ‘Dante, Time and the Hauntological in Heaney’s Poetry’ in Seamus Heaney’s Mythmaking, Edited by Ian Hickey and Ellen Howley, [Forthcoming: Routledge 2023]

Hickey, I. (2023) ‘New Beginnings in Seamus Heaney’s “The Riverbank Field” and “Route 110”’ in New Beginnings in Franco-Irish Studies, Edited by Eamon Maher and Máirtín Mac Con Iomaire, (Forthcoming: Peter Lang 2023)

Hickey, I. (2021) ‘Challenging Societal Norms Through the Spoken Word: Benjamin Zephaniah’s City Psalms’ in Spoken Word in the UK, Edited by Lucy English and Jack McGowan, Routledge. pp. 246-259.


Journal Articles:

Hickey, I. (2022) ‘Lost Futures and the Hauntological in Kevin Barry’s City of Bohane’ in Irish University Review, Volume 52, Number 2, pp. 359-372.

Hickey, I. (2022) ‘Heaney, Catholicism and the Hauntological: The Later Poetry' in ABEI: Brazilian Journal of Irish Studies, Volume 23, Issue 1, pp. 53-69.

Hickey, I. (2020) ‘Derrida, Heaney and the Translation of Virgil’s Aeneid Book VI’  in Études Irlandaises., Volume 45, Issue 2. pp. 101-117.

Hickey, I. (2020) ‘“The old cause is never dead”:  Hauntology and Brendan Behan’s The Hostage’ in Irish Studies Review, Volume 28, Number 2. pp. 171-185.

Hickey, I. (2020) ‘“Dublin You Are”: Representations of Dublin in Twenty-First Century Irish Poetry’.  in C21 Literature: Journal of Twenty-First Century Writings, Volume 8, pp. 1-26.

Hickey, I. (2019) ‘Elegising the Past and Future: Seamus Heaney’s “Route 110” Sequence’ in Irish University Review, Volume 49, Number 2. pp. 340-355.

Hickey, I. (2018) ‘The Haunted Bog and the Poetry of Seamus Heaney’ in Nordic Irish Studies, Volume 17, Number 2.  pp. 35-54.

Hickey, I (2018) ‘Virgilian Hauntings in the Later Poetry of Seamus Heaney’ in Estudios Irlandeses, Issue 13. pp. 27-40.


Editorial of Journals:

Hickey, I & Kieran, P. (2021) The Furrow: Irish Institute for Catholic Studies Special Issue.


Book Reviews:

Hickey, I. (2022) 'Moral Authority in Seamus Heaney and Geoffrey Hill by Bridget Vincent (Oxford University Press)' in Irish Studies Review [Forthcoming November].

Hickey, I. (2021) ‘Post Celtic Tiger Landscapes in Irish Fiction by Marie Mianowski’ in Irish Studies Review Volume 29, Number 1.