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 the medical humanities.

Maebh 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. Among her publications on Pacific literature is New Oceania: Modernisms and Modernities in the Pacific (Routledge, 2019), which she co-edited with Matthew Hayward. She is currently working with him on a co-authored monograph on Pacific literature, Pacific universities, and modernism.

Maebh is also in the early stages of a monograph tentatively entitled The Poetics of Immunity. This project, supported by the Marsden fund of the Royal Society of New Zealand, 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. (2022). Of building blocks, library shelves, and a country’s soul. Sumatin Magazine, 1, 65.

  • Hayward, M., & Long, M. (2021). Towards an Oceanian Modernism. Modernism/Modernity, 28(2), 209-228. doi:10.1353/mod.2021.0018

  • Long, M. (2021). Fragmentation. In P. Waugh, & M. Botha (Eds.), Future Theory A Handbook to Critical Concepts (pp. 281-296). Bloomsbury Publishing. Open Access version:

  • Long, M. (2021). Letters and weak theory in Irish modernism. In P. Fagan, J. Greaney, & T. Radak (Eds.), Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities (pp. 173-185). Bloomsbury Academic.

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English; Environment Issues; History and Medicine; Pacific Issues; Philosophy; Women and Gender Studies

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

Contact Details

Email: [email protected]
Room: I.3.14