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Dr Maebh Long

Senior Lecturer

Qualifications: PhD English, Dunelm; MA English National University of Ireland, Cork; BA English and German, National University of Ireland, Cork

School of Arts

(mlong@waikato.ac.nz)

About Maebh

Maebh Long is a Senior Lecturer in the English Programme in the School of Arts. Her principle areas of research and teaching are modernist and contemporary literature from Ireland, Britain, and Oceania. She also has particular interest in Literary Theory and Continental Philosophy. She has published widely on Brian O’Nolan/Flann O'Brien, and is the author of Assembling Flann O'Brien (London: Bloomsbury, 2014), an award-winning monograph of theoretical engagements with O’Nolan’s works. She is currently editing the letters of O’Nolan for publication, and she will be giving a keynote address at the Society’s conference in Salzburg this year.

Her publications on the works of Jacques Derrida led to a Visiting Professorship at New York University, and the research conducted during her time there has formed the beginnings of a new monograph, tentatively entitled The Poetics of Immunology. This work explores discourses of desire and anxiety that are performed in the defence, exposure, and attack of the immune and autoimmune self.

She is also co-investigator of the Oceanic Modernism project, which reads the burst of literary creativity in Oceania, coinciding with the wave of independence and indigenous rights movements in the 1960s, as a form of modernism. This project has resulted in international conferences and symposia, and a number of edited collections and special issues are forthcoming.

Expertise

English; Environment Issues; Philosophy; Women and Gender Studies

Irish Literature; British Literature; Pacific Literature; Literary Theory; Modernism; Contemporary Literature; Medical Humanities; Jacques Derrida; Feminism; Letters; Pacific Island Literary Magazines

Research Interests

Modernist and Contemporary Literature in Ireland, Britain and Oceania; Literary Theory

Recent Publications

  • Long, M. (2017). Black bile in bohane: Kevin barry and melancholia. Textual Practice, 31(1), 81-98. doi:10.1080/0950236X.2015.1105864

  • Long, M. (2016). The short story from postmodernism to the digital age. In A. -M. Einhaus (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to the English Short Story (pp. 128-144). Cambridge University Press.

  • Long, M. (2015). Precarity, the humanities and slow death. Australian Humanities Review, 58, 93-99.

  • Long, M. (2015). The Auto-bio-thanato-heterographical. In C. Colebrook (Ed.), Jacques Derrida Key Concepts (pp. 10-18). Routledge.

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Papers Taught

Contact Details

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Long, Dr Maebh 4687 mlong I.3.20B English Programme