Refereed Journal Articles

  • ‘“Bubbles of joy”: Moments of Pleasure in recent Northern Irish Culture’. Études Irlandaises (2017).
  • ‘Titanic Men and Special Powers”: Re-writing Protestant History in the novels of Glenn Patterson’. Irish Studies Review, 22.4 (2015).
  • ‘“He devours her with his gaze’: Maurice Leitch’s Stamping Ground and the politics of the visual’. Irish University Review, 2 (2014).
  • ‘“Each fantasy chosen begin”: The music of The Divine Comedy’. Irish Studies Review, 21.2 (2013).
  • ‘“What does not respect borders”: The Troubled Body and the ‘Peace’ Process in some Northern Irish fiction’. Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, 1 (2012).
  • ‘“[That] great swollen belly”: The Excessive Maternal in some recent Northern Irish Fiction’. Irish Studies Review, 1 (2010).


Book Chapters

  • ‘Acts of Casual Intimacy in Contemporary Northern Irish Fiction’. Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Literary Fiction. London: Routledge, 2018. Watch an edited version of this chapter.
  • ‘Sex and Violence in Northern Irish Women’s Fiction’. The Handbook of Modern Irish Fiction. Ed. Liam Harte. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.
  • ‘Fiction from Northern Ireland’. A History of Modern Irish Women’s Literature. Ed. Heather Ingman and Cliona O Gallchoir. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018.
  • ‘My narrative falters, as it must’: Rethinking Memory in recent Northern Irish Fiction’. Post-Conflict Literature. Ed. Chris Andrews and Matthew McGuire. Routledge, 2016. Draft of Chapter
  • ‘“That’s not so comfortable for you, is it?’ The spectre of misogyny in The Fall’. The Body in Pain in Irish Culture. Ed. Emilie Pine and Fionnuala Dillane. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2016. Draft of chapter
  • ‘“The Unpleasantness”: Queer Space in Northern Irish fiction’. No Country For Old Men: Fresh Perspectives on Irish Literature. Ed. Alison O’Malley-Younger and Paddy Lyons. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2008.
  • ‘The Unrelenting Protagonist: The Anti-Hero in the Novels of Eoin McNamee’. Beyond the Anchoring Grounds: More Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Studies, edited by Shane Murphy, Johanna Archbold, John Gibney and Carole Jones. Belfast: Cló Ollscoil na Banríona, 2005.

Collaborative Writing and Editing Projects

  • Invited contribution (by Prof. Margaret Kelleher) – Responding to The Glass Shore, Irish University Review 47.3 (Autumn/Winter 2017).
  • ‘#Agreement20: The Impact and Legacy of the 1998 Agreement’. Open Library of the Humanities, ed. and intro with George Legg and Maggie Scull, 2018.
  • Melancholy Islands: Twenty-First Century British and Irish Literature’. C21, co-edited with Alex Beaumont, 2017.
  • Irish Masculinities: Critical Reflections on Literature and Culture. Ed. and intro. Caroline Magennis and Raymond Mullen. Dublin: Irish Academic Press, 2011. Review by Sean Brady. Review by Graham Price.
  • A Further Shore: Essays in Irish and Scottish Studies. Ed. and intro. Eadaoin Agnew, Eamonn Hughes, Caroline Magennis and Christina Morin. Aberdeen: Aberdeen UP: 2008.

Peer Reviewing

  • Section Editor for Contemporary Literature for Open Library of the Humanities.
  • Editorial Board, Irish Studies Review.
  • Book reviewer for Irish Studies Review and The Irish Review.
  • Peer reviewer for Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Irish Studies Review, Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Textus, Irish University Review and Journal of Art Historiography.
  • Book proposal reviewer: Palgrave Macmillan

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