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Professor Eve Patten
Professor, English
Director of the Trinity Long Room Hub, Trinity Long Room Hub

Biography

Eve Patten was born in Belfast and educated at Oxford University and Trinity College, Dublin. She came to Trinity in 1996, after spending three years as a British Council lecturer in Eastern Europe.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Eve Patten, 'Trinity Professors versus Men of Letters: Ferguson, Dowden and De Vere', Irish University Review, 52, (1), 2022, p133 - 148 Journal Article, 2022 DOI TARA - Full Text

Eve Patten, Ireland, Revolution, and the English Modernist Imagination, Oxford, UK, Oxford University Press, 2022, 1 - 240pp Book, 2022

Eve Patten, Irish Literature in Transition 1940-80, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2020, 1 - 391pp Book, 2020

'From Enniskillen to Nairobi: The Coles in British East Africa' in, editor(s)Daniel Roberts and Jonathan Wright , Ireland's Imperial Connections, 1775--1947, Switzerland, Palgrave Macmillan, 2019, pp37 - 56, [Eve Patten] Book Chapter, 2019 URL

Eve Patten, Review, Review of The Best are Leaving: Emigration and Postwar Culture, by Clair Wills , Irish University Review, 47, (1), 2018, p569-590 Review, 2018

Mark Sweetnam, 'Biblical Literature', Oxford Bibliography of British and Irish Literature, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2018, - Bibliography, filmography, etc., 2018

Eve Patten, Review, Review of Irish Cultures of Travel: Writing on the Continent 1829-1914 , by Raphael Ingelbien , Review of Irish Studies in Europe, 2, (1), 2018, p305-307 Review, 2018

" 'Breaking Away': Beatrice Grimshaw and the Commercial Woman Writer" in, editor(s)Anna Plz and Whitney Standlee , Irish Women's Writing 1878-1922: Advancing the Cause of Liberty, Manchester, Manchester University Press, 2016, pp82 - 99, [Eve Patten and Jane Mahony] Book Chapter, 2016

'Evelyn Waugh, Graham Greene and 1940s Ireland' in, editor(s)Dorothea Depner and Guy Woodward , Irish Culture and Wartime Europe, 1938-1948, Dublin , Four Courts Press, 2015, pp99 - 112, [Eve Patten] Book Chapter, 2015

Eve Patten, 'Olivia Manning: A Woman at War', Review of 'Olivia Manning: A Woman at War', by David, Deirdre , Modern Language Review, 110, (1), 2015, p250-1 Review, 2015

'Modernity and Nineteenth-Century Ireland: the making of a "national reader"' in, editor(s)Mihaela Irimia and Andreea Paris , Literature and the Long Modernity, Amsterdam, New York, Rodopi, 2014, pp309 - 323, [Eve Patten] Book Chapter, 2014

Eve Patten and Jason McElligott, The Perils of Print Culture: Book, Print and Publishing History in Theory and Practice , Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, 1 - 242pp Book, 2014

Aidan O'Malley and Eve Patten, Ireland, West to East: Irish Cultural Connections with Central and Eastern Europe , Oxford, Peter Lang, 2013, 1 - 291pp Book, 2013

Eve Patten, Imperial Refugee: Olivia Manning's Fictions of War, Cork, Cork University Press, 2012, 260pp Book, 2012

Samuel Ferguson's Hibernian Nights' Entertainments in, editor(s)James H. Murphy , The Oxford History of the Irish Book vol iv: The Irish Book in English, Oxford , Oxford University Press, 2011, pp442-8 , [Eve Patten] Book Chapter, 2011

Eve Patten, Review of Revising Robert Burns and Ulster: Literature, Religion and Politics c. 1770--1920, by Frank Ferguson and Robert Holmes (eds) , Irish Historical Studies , vol 37, (no 146), 2010, p322-3 Review, 2010

Eve Patten, 'Irish Novels, Revivalist and Otherwise'; review of J.W.Foster, Irish Novels 1890--1940 (OUP, 2009), The James Joyce Literary Supplement, 24, (1), 2010, p18 - 19 Review, 2010

'Olivia Manning', in Robert Clark, Emory Elliot and Janet Todd (eds), The Literary Encyclopaedia, 2009, [Eve Patten] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2009 URL

Eve Patten, Richard Pine (editors), Literatures of War, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, 1 - 466pp Book, 2008

"The Sign of the Cross: Travels in Toibin's Europe" in, editor(s)Paul Delaney , Reading Colm Toibin, Dublin, Liffey Press, 2008, pp83 - 96, [Eve Patten] Book Chapter, 2008

' "Why not war writers?": Considering the cultural front' in, editor(s)Eve Patten and Richard Pine , Literatures of War, Newcastle-on-Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2008, pp17 - 30, [Eve Patten] Book Chapter, 2008

"Life purified and reprojected: autobiography and the modern Irish novel" in, editor(s)Liam Harte , Modern Irish Autobiography: Self, Nation and Society, London, Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, pp51 - 70, [Eve Patten] Book Chapter, 2007

Nicholas Allen and Eve Patten (editors), That Island Never Found: Essays and Poems for Terence Brown , Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2007, 9 - 197pp Book, 2007

Eve Patten, "Ireland? Whose Ireland? Interrogating Irish Studies", Issues in English , 5, (1), 2006, p17 - 27 Journal Article, 2006

"Contemporary Irish Fiction" in, editor(s)John Wilson Foster , The Cambridge Companion to the Irish Novel, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006, pp259 - 276, [Eve Patten] Book Chapter, 2006

Eve Patten, Review of Conquering England: Ireland in Victorian London, by Fintan Cullen and Roy Foster , Irish Studies Review, 14, (1), 2006, p132-134 Review, 2006

Eve Patten, Review of Letters to W.B.Yeats and Ezra Pound from Iseult Gonne, by A.Norman Jeffares, Anna MacBride White and Christine Bridgewater , Notes and Queries, New Series 52, (1), 2005, p145-146 Review, 2005

Eve Patten, Review of The Cities of Belfast, by Nicholas Allen and Aaron Kelly , Irish Studies Review, 13, (3), 2005, p442-443 Review, 2005

Eve Patten, Samuel Ferguson and the Culture of Nineteenth-Century Ireland, Dublin, Four Courts, 2004 Book, 2004

Eve Patten, 'Ireland's "two cultures" debate: Victorian science and the Literary Revival' , Irish University Review, 33, (1), 2003, p1 - 13 Journal Article, 2003

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Elspeth Payne, Caoimhe Whelan, Eve Patten, Improving Arts and Humanities Engagement in Ireland's Civic and Community Sphere. Experiences, challenges, and opportunities for researchers based in HEIs, 2022, - 29 Miscellaneous, 2022 DOI TARA - Full Text

Aoife King (ed), Rita Duffy, Caitríona Lally, Jacob J. Erickson, Donna Lyons et al., What the Pandemic Means: Perspectives from the Trinity Long Room Hub Covid-19 Blog Collection, 2021, - 1-56 Miscellaneous, 2021 DOI TARA - Full Text

Eve Patten, Caoimhe Whelan, Caitriona Curtis, Policy and the Arts & Humanities in Ireland: A Position Paper by the Trinity Long Room Hub Arts and Humanities Research Institute, 2021, - 1-11 Miscellaneous, 2021 DOI TARA - Full Text

Pádraic Whyte, Giovanna M R Lima, Sarah Bowman, Eve Patten , (2021), 'National Collection of Children's Books: Repositioning Children's Literature in Ireland' [pdf], Ireland, Trinity College Dublin Impact Case Study, 2021 TARA - Full Text DOI

Jane Ohlmeyer, Giovanna M R Lima, Sarah Bowman, Eve Patten, Micheal O Siochru, (2020), '1641 Depositions: Sharing our history, building a legacy' [pdf] Impact Case Study, 2020 DOI TARA - Full Text

Research Expertise

Description

Main research interests: nineteenth and twentieth century British and Irish literature; nineteenth-century Irish cultural and civic history, and in particular the cultural history of Dublin; the writings of Samuel Ferguson, William Rowan Hamilton, Emily Lawless; the cultural history of Irish science in the nineteenth century; Yeats the the Literary Revival; modern Irish Studies and cultural theory; contemporary Irish fiction and the modern Irish autobiographical novel. Other research interests cover twentieth-century British cultural history and fiction. Specific interests in the war-related and travel writings of Rebecca West and Olivia Manning; current research in the area of British modernist writers and Ireland. Irish and British book and publishing history (C19th and 20th).

Keywords

19th Century Irish cultural history; Anglo-Irish literature, poetry; Critical theory, 20th century British and Irish fiction; Irish writing, poetry, Drama, cinema; Victorian studies, popular fiction

Recognition

Awards and Honours

Fellowship, Trinity College Dublin 2005

Memberships

Member of IASIL (International Association for the Study of Anglo-Irish Literature). Member of European Society for the Study of English