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Dr Jarlath Killeen B.A. (Dublin) Ph.D. (N.U.I.) F.T.C.D.

Jarlath Killeen
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Teaching and Learning

Academic Liaison Officer for the School of English

Jarlath Killeen studied English Literature and History for a TSM degree in Trinity College Dublin, gaining his B.A. (Hons) in 1998.  He went on to write a doctoral thesis on the fairy tales of Oscar Wilde in University College Dublin.

Dr Killeen’s primary research interest lies in the literature and culture of Victorian Ireland and England, but he also has experience of teaching and writing on areas outside this specialism. He is committed to research and teaching in the areas of Children’s Literature and Gothic Literature, and on the relationship between religion and literature.

He has published four monographs: two on Oscar Wilde - The Faiths of Oscar Wilde (Palgrave, 2005); The Fairy Tales of Oscar Wilde (Ashgate, 2007) - and two on Gothic literature: Gothic Ireland (Four Courts Press, 2005); Gothic Literature, 1825-1914 (University of Wales Press, 2009). All four focus extensively on the importance of religion in cultural studies. He is convenor of the Senior Freshman Victorianism course. Much of his teaching involves the study of popular literature, including Victorian Gothic and Victorian children’s literature.

Prior to his appointment to Trinity College, Jarlath was Lecturer in Victorian Literature in Keele University, Staffordshire (2004-05). He has also lectured in Irish Studies, in both Ireland (in University College Dublin) and Canada (at the University of Toronto), taking on both general introductory courses in Anglo-Irish literature and culture, and also more specialised studies such as seminars on ‘Nineteenth-Century Irish Fiction,’ and ‘Oscar Wilde’.


Dr Jarlath Killeen
Room 4005
Arts Building
Trinity College

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