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Lucy Collins, University College, Dublin

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Lucy is currently Lecturer in English, University College, Dublin. Her area of research is twentieth-century poetry in English. One of her specialisms is the representation of ecological issues in contemporary poetry, especially in Irish work; this has recently extended to include Irish poets of the 18th and 19th centuries. She has a particular interest also in the relationship between gender and environment.


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Research Interests

Ecocriticism - ecopoetry - modern poetry - women poets - ecofeminism - transnational poetries - ecology - memory


Earth, Air, Fire, Water.

Selected Publications

Collins, L. (forthcoming) The calligraphy of swallows: Writing birdlife in contemporary Irish poetry, Green Letters, 12.

Collins, L. (forthcoming) Toward a brink: The poetry of Kathleen Jamie and environmental crisis, In: Crosson, S. and Karhio, A. (eds.), Poetry and Crisis. Basingstoke: Macmillan.

Collins, L. (2009) Clearing the air: Irish women poets and environmental change, In: Strachan, J. and O'Malley Younger, A. (eds.), Ireland: Revolution and Evolution. New York: Peter Lang.