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Charles Travis, Trinity College, Dublin.
Dr. Charles Travis was awarded a PhD in Historical-Cultural Geography from Trinity College Dublin in 2006. He is currently a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow with the Trinity Long Room Hub and has just published Literary Landscapes of Ireland: Geographies of Irish Stories, 1929-1946 (Mellen Press: 2009). The work in part offers an ecocritical perspective on the period’s landscapes. He was awarded an MA in Geography & Planning (University of Toledo), an MA in Mass Communication (Bowling Green State University) and a BA in Psychology (University of Toledo). He was the recipient of a Broad Curriculum Scholarship from Trinity (2005-2006) and an MA Tuitionship from Toledo (1997-1998). His PhD thesis from Trinity, Lifeworlds: Literary Geographies in 1930s Ireland, built upon his fieldwork-based MA thesis from Toledo, Borderlands: A Poetic Hermeneutic on the Cultural Morphology of the Northern Irish Landscape. His research specialties concern the historical, cultural and environmental geographies of early twentieth century Ireland; the development of Humanities Geographical Information Systems (GIS) methodologies and applications, as well as media geographies.
Ecocriticism - literary geography - culture and environment of early twentieth century Ireland - Geographical Information Systems.
Earth, Air, Fire, Water.
Travis, C. (2011) ABSTRACT MACHINE - Geographical Information Systems for Literary and Cultural Studies: 'Mapping Kavanagh', International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing, 4 (1-2), 17-37.
Long, T. and Travis, C. (2010) A Relay of Joy: An Artist and a Geographer Reflect upon Cybernetic Assemblies and an Embodied Digital Media Geography of Spatkapitalismus, Aether: The Journal of Media Geography, 6, 66-87. Download pdf.
Travis, C. (2009) Literary Landscapes of Ireland: Geographies of Irish Stories, 1929-1946. New York: Mellen Press.
Travis, C. (2009) The 'Historical Poetics' of Kate O'Brien's Limerick: a critical literary Geography of Saorstát Èireann and the 1937 Bunreacht na hÉireann Plebiscite, Irish Geography, 42 (3), 323-341.
Travis, C. (2008) Beyond the Cartesian Pale: Travels with Samuel Beckett, 1928-1946, Historical Geography, 36, 73-93. Download pdf.
Travis, C. (2008) Rotting Townlands: Peadar O’Donnell, and the Politics of Representation in Saorstát na hÉireann (Irish Free State) 1929-1933, Historical Geography, 36, 203-224. Download pdf.
Travis, C. (2006) Lifeworlds: Literary Geographies in 1930s Ireland. Unpublished PhD Thesis. Department of Geography, University of Dublin, Trinity College. Download pdf.
Travis, C. (2005) Beyond the Cartesian Imagination: Placing Beckett, In: Harte, L, Whelan, Y. and Crotty, P. (eds.), Ireland: Space, Text, Time. Dublin: The Liffey Press. Download pdf.
Travis, C. (2001-2) Heart of Darkness Redux, Journal of Postgraduate Research, 2, 1-18. Download pdf.
Travis, C. (2001) The Fifth Province: Seamus Heaney and the Reinterpretation of the Cultural Morphology of Border County Ireland, The California Geographer, 41.
Travis, C. (2000) Through the Cyclops’s Eye: Seamus Heaney, Brian Friel and the Fifth Province of Ireland, Exquisite Corpse: A Journal of Letters and Life, 7. Available here.