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 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.

Papers Taught

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

  • 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., & 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). 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). Vanua in the Anthropocene: Relationality and sea level rise in Fiji. Symploke, 26(1-2), 51-70.

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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

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