Dr Maebh Long
Qualifications: PhD English, Dunelm; MA English National University of Ireland, Cork; BA English and German, National University of Ireland, Cork
Maebh Long is a Senior Lecturer in the English Programme in the School of Arts. Her principal 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 also the editor of O'Nolan's correspondence, which was published as The Collected Letters of Flann O'Brien (Normal, Il: Dalkey Archive Press, 2018).
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 from the 1960s-1990s, as a form of modernism. This project has resulted in international conferences and symposia, and edited collections and special issues are forthcoming.
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
Modernist and Contemporary Literature in Ireland, Britain and Oceania; Literary Theory
Long, M. (Ed.) (2018). The collected letters of Flann O'Brien. Normal, Ill.: Dalkey Archive Press.
Long, M. (2017). 'No more drunk, truculent, witty, celtic, dark, desperate, amorous paddies!': Brian O'Nolan and the Irish stereotype. In R. Borg, P. Fagan, & J. McCourt (Eds.), Flann O'Brien: Problems with Authority (pp. 34-53). Cork: Cork University Press.
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.
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