Dr Maebh Long

Maebh Long

Convener of English, Senior Lecturer

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

About Maebh

Maebh Long is a Senior Lecturer in English and is the Convener of the English Programme. Her research interests include modernist and contemporary literature in Ireland, Britain, and Oceania, as well as literary theory and continental philosophy. She has published widely on the Irish author Brian O’Nolan/Flann O’Brien and is the author of Assembling Flann O’Brien (Bloomsbury, 2014), as well as the editor of The Collected Letters of Flann O’Brien (Dalkey Archive Press, 2018).

Maebh is a co-investigator of the Oceanian Modernism project, which brings together modernist studies and post-1960s independence and Indigenous rights literature from the Pacific. She has co-edited New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernities in the Pacific (Routledge, 2019) and is currently working on a co-authored monograph on Pacific literature, colonial education, and modernism.

Maebh is also in the early stages of a monograph tentatively entitled The Poetics of Immunity. This project examines the ways immunity, as a heightened desire for bodily and political security and exemption, became a contagious metaphor for modernist writers.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • Long, M., & Hayward, M. (2019). 'The space between': Oceanian literature and modernist studies. In M. Hayward, & M. Long (Eds.), New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernities in the Pacific (pp. 1-19). London: Routledge.

  • Long, M. (2019). Aphorisms and Archipelagos: Relationality in Modernist Studies. In K. Boyiopoulos, & M. Shallcross (Eds.), Aphoristic Modernity: 1880 to the Present (Vol. 6, pp. 190-205). The Netherlands: Brill.

  • Long, M. (2019). Oceanian modernism and the little magazine. In M. Hayward, & M. Long (Eds.), New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernities in the Pacific (pp. 136-154). Routledge.

  • Long, M. (2018). Girmit, postmemory, and Subramani. Pacific Dynamics, 2(2), 161-175. Retrieved from

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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

Contact Details

Room: I.3.14