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Eóin Flannery, Oxford Brookes University

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Eóin Flannery is Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Literature in the Department of English and Drama at Oxford Brookes University. He did his undergraduate degree in English and History at the National University of Ireland, Galway, and also completed an MA in Culture and Colonialism at Galway. He subsequently completed his doctoral degree at the University of Limerick, on Irish cultural criticism, historiography and postcolonial theory. Eóin’s research interests are primarily in the fields of Irish Studies, including contemporary Irish poetry, Irish literary fiction, and Irish visual culture. He also pursues research in the areas of postcolonial studies and ecocriticism. He is currently writing a book entitled: ‘Listening Deeply’: Ecology, Memory and Social Justice in Irish Cultural History. He is also completing a study of the work of the writer, Eugene McCabe.


Research Interests

Ecocriticism - ecopoetry - visual culture and landscape - life-writing and ecology - postcolonial ecocriticism.


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Selected Publications

Cahill, S. and Flannery, E. (eds.) (2011) This Side of Brightness: Essays on the Fiction of Colum McCann. Oxford: Peter Lang.

Flannery, E. (2011) Colum McCann and the Aesthetics of Redemption. Dublin: Irish Academic Press.

Flannery, E. (2011) Postcolonial Passages: Cinematic form and Migration in Michael Haneke's Hidden and Alan Gilsenan's Zulu 9, The Journal of Postcolonial Writing. DOI: 10.1080/17449855.2011.533957.

Flannery, E. (2010) Ireland of the Welcomes: Colonialism, Tourism and the Irish landscape, In: Cusick, C. (ed.), Out of the Earth: Ecocritical Readings of Irish Texts. Cork: Cork University Press.

Flannery, E. (2010) Ireland, Empire and Utopia: Irish Postcolonial Criticism and the Utopian Impulse, Textual Practice, 24 (3), 453-481.

Flannery, E. (2010) The Hard Hunger: Famine, Sexuality and Form in Eugene McCabe's Tales From the Poorhouse, New Hibernia Review, 14 (2), 49-68.

Flannery, E. (2009) Ireland and Postcolonial Studies: Theory, Discourse, Utopia. London: Palgrave Macmillan.

Flannery, E. and Griffin, M. (eds.) (2009) Ireland in Focus: Film, Photography and Popular Culture. Syracuse University Press.

Flannery, E. (2009) Troubling Bodies: Suffering, Resistance and Hope in Colum McCann’s ‘Troubles’ Short Fiction, In: Kelly, A. (ed.), The Irish Review - Special Issue on Northern Ireland, 40 (40-41), 33-51.

Flannery, E. (2008) Rites of Passage: The Liminal in Colum McCann's Songdogs and This Side of Brightness, Irish Studies Review, 16 (1), 1-17.

Flannery, E. and Mitchell, A. (eds.) (2007) Enemies of Empire: New Perspectives on Imperialism, Literature and Historiography. Dublin: Four Courts Press.

Flannery, E. (2006) Versions of Ireland: Empire, Modernity and Resistance in Irish Culture. Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Flannery, E. (2006) Morning Yet on Field Day? The Field Theatre Company and Postcolonial Theory, In: Thompson, H. (ed.), Having Our Own Field Day: Essays on the Irish Canon. New York: Edwin Mellen Press.

Flannery, E. (2005) Passion and Arrogance: Poetic Craft and Topographies of Remembrance in the Work of Michael Hartnett, The Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 31 (2), 42-49.