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Dr Jack Quin B.A., M.A. (QUB), Ph.D. (York) Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow


Research and Teaching Interests

I am a Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of English. I recently completed my PhD in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. My research concerns the poet W.B. Yeats’s lifelong interest in the art of sculpture, and I am currently preparing a book on the subject. I examine Yeats’s poetical and critical engagement with public monuments in Dublin, abstract sculpture, the coin designs of the Irish Free State, Celtic Revival statuary and lapis lazuli. To understand the relationship between modern poetry and sculpture my project necessarily crosses disciplines and periods, contributing to our understanding of the verbal and visual arts, Yeats Studies, and the intersecting fields of Victorian, Modernist and Irish Studies.

From 2016-2017, I worked as a research assistant in Trinity on the interdisciplinary project ‘W.B. Yeats and the Writing of Art’ led by Dr Tom Walker. I co-curated an exhibition, ‘Writing Art in Ireland, 1890-1930’ that ran from September 2016 to January 2017 in the Old Library (Book of Kells library), and I co-organised a symposium on Yeats and the arts in the Long Room Hub (Sept. 2016). In York I convened numerous symposia and events on modern poetry and poetics, and I co-organised an international conference ‘Poetic Measures’ (July 2016).


Dr Jack Quin
Leverhulme Research Fellow
School of English
Trinity College Dublin
Dublin 2


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