Dr Frances McCormack

PHD, MA, BA

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
College of Arts, Social Sciences
Tower 1, Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway
T: Ext. 5348
E: frances.mccormack@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Dr Frances McCormack (she/her/hers) holds a BA in English and Theology from Maynooth, an MA in Old and Middle English Language and Literature from UCD, an MA in Academic Practice from NUI Galway, and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin, as well as Diplomas in Irish and Spanish. Her PhD was fully funded by the Irish Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (now the IRC) for the duration of the programme. 

Frances is also a multi-award-winning teacher.  In 2010, she won the President's Award for Teaching Excellence from NUI Galway; in 2011, the National Award for Excellence in Teaching; in 2015, NUI Galway's President's Award for Teaching Excellence; in 2020, she won a College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies Teaching Excellence Award, as well as the President's Award for Teaching Excellence, and in 2021 she won the Teaching Hero Award from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. She has become the first member of staff in the University to win the President's Award for Teaching Excellence three times.

Frances spent four years as Vice-Dean of Learning and Assessment in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies and is now working on a range of Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Progression initiatives across the University, including serving as the EDIP Officer for the School as well as being a University of Sanctuary Mentor and member of the University of Sanctuary Committee, and part of the LGBT+ Ally Network. 

With a breadth of research interests and publications on from Old English emotions to modernist literature, Frances is particularly interested in literary representations of emotions and is currently working on a series of articles on emotions in Finnegans Wake. She is the secretary of Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland.

Among her teaching and research interests are the following: 

Old English Literature
Old English Language
Literary Emotions
Animal Studies
The writings of Graham Greene
James Joyce's Finnegans Wake

Research Interests

  • James Joyce's Finnegans Wake
  • Old English Literature
  • Old English Language
  • Literary Emotions
  • Animal Studies
  • The writings of Graham Greene

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
A FAREWELL TO ELEGY FRANCES MCCORMACK 01-OCT-14 30-SEP-20
NAIRTL NAT AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING FRANCES MC CORMACK 03-NOV-11 31-DEC-12

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'A Hint of the Eucharist: Desecration, Morality, and Faith in ¿The Hint of an Explanation¿'
Frances McCormack (2020) 'A Hint of the Eucharist: Desecration, Morality, and Faith in ¿The Hint of an Explanation¿'. Graham Greene Studies, 2 (15) [Details]
(2020) 'Towards a Rights-Based Pedagogy in the Literary Animal Studies Classroom'
Frances McCormack (2020) 'Towards a Rights-Based Pedagogy in the Literary Animal Studies Classroom'. Yearbook Of The Irish Philosophical Society, (2017/18) [Details]
(2017) 'Memory Cheats: Deception, Recollection, and the Problem of Reading in Graham Greene's The Captain and the Enemy'
Frances McCormack (2017) 'Memory Cheats: Deception, Recollection, and the Problem of Reading in Graham Greene's The Captain and the Enemy'. Graham Greene Studies, 1 (1):82-96 [ARAN Link] [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2007) Chaucer and the Culture of Dissent: The Lollard Context and Subtext of the Parson's Tale.
Frances McCormack (2007) Chaucer and the Culture of Dissent: The Lollard Context and Subtext of the Parson's Tale. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2015) ''Those bloody trees: the Affectivity of Christ''
Frances McCormack (2015) ''Those bloody trees: the Affectivity of Christ'' In: Anglo-Saxon Emotions. :143-162 Surrey: Ashgate. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2015) 'And Like the Sea, God was Silent: Multivalent Sea Imagery'
Frances McCormack (2015) 'And Like the Sea, God was Silent: Multivalent Sea Imagery' In: Approaching Silence: New Perspectives on Shusaku Endo's Classic Novel. :223-240 London: Bloomsbury. [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) ''By Mouth of Innocentz: Rhetoric and Relic in the Prioress's Tale'
Frances McCormack (2013) ''By Mouth of Innocentz: Rhetoric and Relic in the Prioress's Tale' In: Chaucer's Poetry: Words, Authority, and Ethics. Dublin: Four Courts. [Details]
(2012) ''The Old Ways and the New: The Heterodoxy of Sir John Clanvowe's _The Two Ways_''
Frances McCormack (2012) ''The Old Ways and the New: The Heterodoxy of Sir John Clanvowe's _The Two Ways_'' In: The Two Ways: A Festschrift in Honour of John Scattergood. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2011) ''The Later Greene: From Modernist to Moralist''
Frances McCormack (2011) ''The Later Greene: From Modernist to Moralist'' In: Dangerous Edges of Graham Greene: Journeys with Saints and Sinners. New York: Continuum. [Details]
(2010) ''Chaucer and Lollardy''
Frances McCormack (2010) ''Chaucer and Lollardy'' In: Chaucer and Religion. Cambridge: Boydell and Brewer. [Details]
(2010) ''Why sholde I sowen draf out of my fest?: Chaucer and the False Prophet Motif''
Frances McCormack (2010) ''Why sholde I sowen draf out of my fest?: Chaucer and the False Prophet Motif'' In: Heresy and Orthodoxy in Early English Literature: 1350-1680. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]
(2007) ''Reading God: Visions and Revisions in Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love''
Frances McCormack (2007) ''Reading God: Visions and Revisions in Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love'' In: Transmission and Transformation in the Middle Ages. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2015) Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English Literature.
Alice Jorgensen, Frances McCormack, Jonathan Wilcox (Ed.). (2015) Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English Literature Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English Literature. Surrey: Ashgate. [Details]
(2013) Chaucer's Poetry: Words, Authority and Ethics.
Clíodhna Carney and Frances McCormack (Ed.). (2013) Chaucer's Poetry: Words, Authority and Ethics Chaucer's Poetry: Words, Authority and Ethics. Dublin: Four Courts Press. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'The Contours of Compunction in Old English Poetry'
Frances McCormack (2018) 'The Contours of Compunction in Old English Poetry' TOEBI Newsletter, 35 . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2021) Omniscientific Joyce,
Frances McCormack (2021) Making a Greatest Spass a Body Could: Finnegans Wake and the Emotional Body. [Oral Presentation], Omniscientific Joyce, Online; Trieste , 14-JUN-21 - 18-JUN-21. [Details]
(2019) Joyce Without Borders,
Frances McCormack (2019) 2019. [Oral Presentation], Joyce Without Borders, Mexico City , 14-JUN-19 - 14-JUN-19. [Details]
(2017) Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland,
Frances McCormack (2017) The Contours of Compunction in Old English Poetry. [Oral Presentation], Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland, University College Cork , 20-OCT-17 - 21-OCT-17. [Details]
(2013) Graham Greene International Festival,
Frances McCormack (2013) Memory Cheats: Deception, Recollection, and the Problem of Reading in _The Captain and the Enemy_.'. [Invited Lecture], Graham Greene International Festival, Berkhamsted , 26-SEP-13 - 29-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) The Condemned Playground: Aldous Huxley and his Contemporaries,
Frances McCormack (2013) To Divinity and Beyond: Transcendence and Spirituality in Aldous Huxley and Graham Greene'. [Invited Paper], The Condemned Playground: Aldous Huxley and his Contemporaries, Baliol College, Oxford , 01-SEP-13 - 04-SEP-13. [Details]
(2013) Borderlines XVII: Occupying Space,
Frances McCormack (2013) 'Those Bloody Trees: Compunction in the Christ Poems': Keynote Speech. [Keynote Address], Borderlines XVII: Occupying Space, Trinity College Dublin , 19-APR-13 - 21-APR-13. [Details]
(2012) Voices of Disorder in the Middle Ages,
Frances McCormack (2012) Chaucer's Lollard Voice: Further Musings. [Invited Lecture], Voices of Disorder in the Middle Ages, Centre D’Études Médiévales Anglaises, Colloque International, Université Paris-Sorbonne , 24-MAR-12 - 24-MAR-12. [Details]
(2010) Graham Greene International Festival,
Frances McCormack (2010) Nothing but a Regret: The Doctrine of Compunction in the Catholic Novels of Graham Greene. [Invited Lecture], Graham Greene International Festival, Berkhamsted , 30-SEP-10 - 03-OCT-10. [Details]
(2010) International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 2010,
Frances McCormack (2010) Blessed are those who mourn: Compunction and Shame in Old English Literature. [Conference Paper], International Medieval Congress, Leeds, 2010, Leeds , 12-JUL-10 - 15-JUL-10. [Details]
(2010) Chaucer at Galway,
Frances McCormack (2010) Scatology or Eschatology? The Prioress' Fake Relic. [Conference Paper], Chaucer at Galway, National University of Ireland, Galway , 19-MAY-10 - 20-MAY-10. [Details]
(2009) London Old and Middle English Research Seminar: Studies in the Exeter Book,
Frances McCormack (2009) Bloody Tears: Compunction and the Christ Poems. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], London Old and Middle English Research Seminar: Studies in the Exeter Book, University of London , 19-JUN-09 - 20-JUN-09. [Details]
(2008) Postgraduate Seminar Series,
Frances McCormack (2008) Graham Greene’s Brighton Rock: from novel to film’. Guest Lecture given at Universidad de la Rioja, Logroño, May 2008. [Invited Lecture], Postgraduate Seminar Series, Universidad de la Rioja, Logroño , 28-MAY-08 - 28-MAY-08. [Details]
(2007) Heresy and Early English Literature,
Frances McCormack (2007) 'Why sholde I sowen draf out of my fest?': Chaucer's Parson and the False Prophet Motif. [Invited Paper], Heresy and Early English Literature, Trinity College Dublin , 17-NOV-07 - 17-NOV-07. [Details]
(2006) Association of Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Laboratory,
Frances McCormack (2006) Reading God: Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Association of Medieval, Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Laboratory, National University of Ireland, Galway , 09-MAR-06 - 09-MAR-06. [Details]
(2006) Age and Youth in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature,
Frances McCormack (2006) The Old Ways and The New: The Heterodoxy of John Clanvowe's The Two Ways. [Invited Paper], Age and Youth in Late Medieval and Early Modern Literature, Trinity College Dublin , 29-SEP-06 - 29-SEP-06. [Details]
(2009) Medieval Power,
Frances McCormack (2009) Why Medieval Matters. [Plenary Lecture], Medieval Power, National University of Ireland, Galway , 19-JUN-09 - 19-JUN-09. [Details]
(2012) Anglo-Saxon Emotions,
Frances McCormack (2012) Ða wearð beam monig blodigum tearum / birunnen under rindum reade ond þicce: Compunction in the Christ poems. [Invited Paper], Anglo-Saxon Emotions, Trinity College Dublin , 03-JUL-12 - 04-JUL-12. [Details]
(2014) Ministry in Transition: Conference of Priests,
Frances McCormack (2014) Graham Greene's Religious Novels. [Invited Lecture], Ministry in Transition: Conference of Priests, Salthill Hotel , 27-JAN-14 - 29-JAN-14. [Details]
(2014) Ministry in Transition: Conference of Priests,
Frances McCormack (2014) Christianity and Wisdom in Anglo-Saxon Literature. [Invited Lecture], Ministry in Transition: Conference of Priests, Salthill Hotel , 27-JAN-14 - 29-JAN-14. [Details]
(2014) Chaucer at Galway II,
Frances McCormack (2014) Chaucer and the Theology of Emotion. [Conference Paper], Chaucer at Galway II, National University of Ireland, Galway , 25-JUN-14 - 26-JUN-14. [Details]
(2016) World Vegan Summit,
Frances McCormack (2016) The Usefulness of Questioning in Advocacy. [Invited Paper], World Vegan Summit, University of Berkeley, California , 30-JUL-16 - 30-JUL-16. [Details]
(2016) World Vegan Summit,
Frances McCormack, Gary Francione, Anna Charlton, et al. (2016) Grassroots Vegan Advocacy Workshop. [Organising Chair], World Vegan Summit, University of Berkeley, California , 31-JUL-16 - 31-JUL-16. [Details]
(2016) World Vegan Summit,
Frances McCormack (2016) What is Intersectionality. [Invited Paper], World Vegan Summit, University of Berkeley, California , 30-JUL-16 - 30-JUL-16. [Details]
(2016) World Vegan Summit,
Frances McCormack, Gary L. Francione, Anna E. Charlton, et al. (2016) Abolitionist Veganism and Intersectionality. [Organising Chair], World Vegan Summit, University of Berkeley, California , 29-JUL-16 - 31-JUL-17. [Details]
(2016) Old English Study Day,
Frances McCormack (2016) The Limits of Compunction in Old English Poetry. [Invited Oral Presentation], Old English Study Day, Trinity College, Dublin , 10-DEC-16 - 10-DEC-16. [Details]
(2017) Centre for Antique, Medieval, and Premodern Studies Laboratory,
Frances McCormack (2017) From Weeping Trees to Heated Hearts: Towards an Understanding of Compunction in Old English Poetry. [Invited Lecture], Centre for Antique, Medieval, and Premodern Studies Laboratory, National University of Ireland, Galway , 31-MAY-17 - 31-MAY-17. [Details]
(2017) English Research Day,
Frances McCormack (2017) Emotional Contours in Old English Poetry”. [Invited Paper], English Research Day, National University of Ireland, Galway , 27-APR-17 - 27-APR-17. [Details]
(2014) Chaucer at Galway 2,
Paul Strohm, Piero Boitani, Rod Stoneman, John Scattergood, Darragh Greene, Huiyi Bao, Catherine Emerson, JENNIFER ALBERGHINI , David Clare, Francisco Rosano-Garcia, Clíodhna Carney, Niamh Pattwell, Malte Urban, David Clare, OYA BAYILTMIŞ ÖĞÜTCÜ, Sarah Nangle, Simmone Berry, Brendan O'Connell, Frances McCormack, (2014) An international, two-day conference on the poet Geoffrey Chaucer and Realism. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Chaucer at Galway 2, Moore Institute, NUIG , 25-JUN-14 - 26-JUN-14. [Details]
(2013) Graham Greene International Festival 2013,
Frances McCormack (2013) Festival for fans and scholars of Graham Greene. [Invited Paper], Graham Greene International Festival 2013, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire , 25-SEP-13 - 29-SEP-13. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2001) Review of R. Allen Shoaf, Chaucer’s Body: The Anxiety of Circulation in the Canterbury Tales.
Frances McCormack (2001) Review of R. Allen Shoaf, Chaucer’s Body: The Anxiety of Circulation in the Canterbury Tales. Bulletin of International Medieval Research Book Review [Details]
(2019) Weaving Words and Binding Bodies: The Poetics of Human Experience in Old English Literature.
McCormack, F (2019) Weaving Words and Binding Bodies: The Poetics of Human Experience in Old English Literature. Book Review [Details]
(2019) The Natural World in the Exeter Book Riddles.
McCormack, F (2019) The Natural World in the Exeter Book Riddles. OXFORD: SOC STUDY MEDIEVAL LANGUAGE LITERATURE Book Review [Details]
(2019) The Middle English Bible: A Reassessment.
Mccormack, F (2019) The Middle English Bible: A Reassessment. CHAMPAIGN: UNIV ILLINOIS PRESS Book Review [Details]

Magazine Article

  Year Publication
(2012) Graham Greene and the Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God.
Frances McCormack (2012) Graham Greene and the Appalling Strangeness of the Mercy of God. Mission Catalyst Magazine Article [Details]
(2016) Transcendence, Tenderness, and Tennis: The Art of the Second Shepherds' Play.
Frances McCormack (2016) Transcendence, Tenderness, and Tennis: The Art of the Second Shepherds' Play. Reality Magazine Article [Details]

Other Item

  Year Publication
(2007) Lexicographical consultant for Terence Patrick Dolan’s Dictionary of Hiberno-English (2nd ed.).
Frances McCormack (2007) Lexicographical consultant for Terence Patrick Dolan’s Dictionary of Hiberno-English (2nd ed.). Other Item [Details]

Radio Presentation

  Year Publication
(2012) J.R.R. Tolkien.
Frances McCormack (2012) J.R.R. Tolkien. Dave Fanning Show: interview broacast on 15 December, 2012 Radio Presentation [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2013) 'Review of _The Medieval Imagination: Mirabile Dictu_'.
Frances McCormack (2013) 'Review of _The Medieval Imagination: Mirabile Dictu_'. Óenach: FMRSI Review Reviews [Details]
(2012) 'Review of Larissa Tracy, _Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature: Negotiations of National Identity_'.
Frances McCormack (2012) 'Review of Larissa Tracy, _Torture and Brutality in Medieval Literature: Negotiations of National Identity_'. Óenach: FMRSI Review Reviews [Details]
(2010) Review of British Library Manuscripts Series.
Frances McCormack (2010) Review of British Library Manuscripts Series. Peritia Reviews [Details]
(2007) David Raybin and Linda Tarte Holley, eds., Closure in The Canterbury Tales: The Role of the Parson’s Tale (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2000). Bulletin of International Medieval Research, 2007. .
McCormack, F. (2007) David Raybin and Linda Tarte Holley, eds., Closure in The Canterbury Tales: The Role of the Parson’s Tale (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2000). Bulletin of International Medieval Research, 2007. . Reviews [Details]
(2007) R. Allen Shoaf, 'Chaucer's Body: The Anxiety of Circulation in the Canterbury Tales'.
Frances McCormack (2007) R. Allen Shoaf, 'Chaucer's Body: The Anxiety of Circulation in the Canterbury Tales'. Reviews [Details]
(2005) 'Review of Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards, _A New Index of Middle English Verse_.
Frances McCormack (2005) 'Review of Julia Boffey and A.S.G. Edwards, _A New Index of Middle English Verse_. Peritia Reviews [Details]

Translation

  Year Publication
(2020) Beowulf By All.
Frances McCormack (2020) Beowulf By All. Punctum Translation [Details]

Workshops

  Year Publication
(2010) Large Group Teaching.
Frances McCormack (2010) Large Group Teaching. Workshops [Details]
(2012) Using iPads in Teaching.
Frances McCormack (2012) Using iPads in Teaching. Workshops [Details]
(2006) ‘Shelta: The Language of the Irish Travellers’. Guest lecture given at UCD, April 2006.
McCormack, F. (2006) ‘Shelta: The Language of the Irish Travellers’. Guest lecture given at UCD, April 2006. Workshops [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2021 Teaching Hero Award National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education/ Union of Students in Ireland
2015 President's Award for Teaching Excellence National University of Ireland, Galway
2014 PhD Scholarship Irish Research Council
2014 Millennium Fund for Conference Hosting NUI Galway
2012 Grant-in-Aid of Publications Fund National University of Ireland
2012 Grant-in-Aid-of-Publications Fund National University of Ireland, Galway
2011 Galway Doctoral Scholarship College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, NUI Galway
2010 Millennium Fund for Conference Hosting National University of Ireland, Galway
2006 Grant-in-Aid of Publications Fund National University of Ireland, Galway
2011 National Award for Excellence in Teaching National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning
2010 President's Award for Teaching Excellence NUI Galway
2000 IRCHSS PhD Scholarship Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
New Chaucer Society Member /
Society for Medieval Feminist Scholarship Learned Society /
International James Joyce Foundation Member 01-JUL-19 /
Íontas Alliance for Teaching Excellence To improve teaching excellence throughout the entire sector, Íontas will provide a space where our best teachers can explore and promote teaching excellence of many kinds. 05-APR-17 /
Forum for Medieval and Renaissance Studies in Ireland Member /
Graham Greene Birthplace Trust Trustee and Secretary /
International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Member /
Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland Secretary 19-OCT-18 /
College Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee Committee member 01-SEP-18 /
LGBT+ Ally Network Committee member 01-SEP-18 /
School Equality Committee Committe member 01-SEP-18 /
Iontas Alliance for Excellence in Teaching Organizing Committee Member 01-APR-17 / 01-APR-21
Managing Risk on Student Placement Working Group Member 01-JAN-15 / 31-AUG-15
Participate Project Liaison Group Member 01-SEP-14 / 31-AUG-15
Online Results Entry Project Member 01-SEP-14 / 31-AUG-15
Student Orientation Planning Group Member 01-SEP-14 / 31-AUG-14
Student Services: Student Engagement Working Group Member 01-JAN-14 / 31-DEC-14
Quality Review of Student Feedback Working Group Member 01-SEP-13 / 31-AUG-14
Steering Group for Initial Teacher Education Programmes Memeber 01-SEP-12 / 31-AUG-13
BA CONNECT Review Group chair 01-JAN-12 / 31-DEC-12
Dioplóma Gairmiúil San Oideachas Review Group Member 01-SEP-11 / 31-AUG-12
School of Humanities Teaching and Learning Subcommittee Chair 01-JAN-10 /
Examination Security Group Member 01-JAN-17 /
Graham Greene Birthplace Trust Trustee 01-JAN-12 / 01-JAN-15
Academic Regulations Committee Member 01-JAN-12 / 31-DEC-13
Academic Simplification Working Group Member 02-FEB-11 / 31-AUG-15
College Curriculum Committee Chair 01-FEB-11 / 31-AUG-15
University Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Committee College of Arts Representative 01-FEB-11 / 31-AUG-15
Library Policy Committee Member 01-JAN-11 / 31-DEC-15
Disability Liaison Group Member 01-JAN-11 / 31-DEC-13
School of Humanities Teaching and Learning Subcomitteee Chair 01-JAN-09 / 01-JAN-11
Clubs and Societies Committee Member 01-JAN-09 / 31-DEC-11
Visual Arts Advisory Group Memeber 30-SEP-05 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2000 UCD Master of Arts Old and Middle English Language and Literature
1999 St Patrick's College, Maynooth/NUI Maynooth Bachelor of Arts English, Theology
2011 NUI Galway Diploma in Arts Spanish
2003 Trinity College Dublin PhD Medieval and Renaissance Literature
2008 NUI Galway Master of Arts MA in Academic Practice
2008 NUI Galway Diploma in Arts Irish

Languages

  Language
Spanish
Hellenistic Greek
Latin
Italian
Irish
German
French
Japanese
English

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach School Visits 01-SEP-10 / 01-SEP-14
Outreach Staged Noah's Flood 13-MAR-08 / 13-MAR-11
Outreach Student Send-Offs Presenter 21-AUG-12 / 21-AUG-12
Outreach School Visit to Oakham Public School, Rutland 07-JUN-10 / 10-JUN-10
Outreach School visit to Oakham Public School 07-JUN-11 / 10-JUN-11
Outreach Presentation to US High School Guidance Counsellors 18-JUL-11 / 18-JUL-11
Outreach Public Lecture on Chaucer's Pardoner's Tale 27-JUN-11 / 27-JUN-11
Other Opened and Closed Conferring Ceremonies 28-FEB-11 / 31-AUG-15
Board Membership Undergraduate Awards Judging Panel 12-JUN-17 / 11-JUN-18
Outreach "Inheriting Joyce Without Fear" 16-JUN-19 / 16-JUN-19
Outreach Staged The Second Shepherds' Play 12-APR-07 / 12-APR-07
Outreach Staged Johan Johan 10-MAR-11 / 10-MAR-11
Outreach Talk to Guidance Counsellors, Open Day 30-SEP-11 / 30-SEP-11
Outreach Emotions in Finnegans Wake 20-JUN-19 / 20-JUN-19
Board Membership Galway Early Music Festival 01-JAN-06 / 31-DEC-06
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) Evening Arts 06-OCT-13 / 01-SEP-14
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) Youth Academy 07-DEC-12 / 31-JUL-13
Teaching (e.g. Service learning / comunity based learning) GABES 04-NOV-13 / 04-NOV-14

Reviews

  Journal Role
Religion And Literature Reviewer
Graham Greene Studies Reviewer
Chaucer Review Reviewer
Medium Aevum Reviewer
Chaucer Review Reviewer
Journal Of English And Germanic Philology Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

2009: Chaired the keynote panel at the CELT symposium, "Design for Learning: Curriculum and Assessment in Higher Education"

Lexicographical Consult on the second, third, and fourth editions of Terence Patrick Dolan's Dictionary of Hiberno English (cited 150 times).

2006-2007: Rapporteur on Quality Review of Environmental Change Institute

2013-14: Quality Review of Natural Sciences, Rapporteur

2010: Rapporteur for Quality Review of Earth and Ocean Sciences

2009: Member of the Self-Assessment Team for CELT Quality Review

2012-13: Cognate in Quality Review of Acadamh na hOllscolaiochta, Gaeilge

2012-13: Cognate in Quality Review of Acadamh na hOllscolaiochta, Gaeilge

2005: Mentor on Careers Connect Mentoring Programme

Mentor on Structured PhD Module, "Supporting Teaching and Learning"

2008-2009: Cognate on the Quality Review of History

Teaching Interests

  • Old English Language
  • Old English Literature
  • Middle English Literature
  • Historical Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Religious Literature
  • Emotions in Literature
  • Animals in Literature
  • Animal Studies
  • Graham Greene
  • Religious Modernism
  • Literary History
  • Critical Theory
  • Study Skills
  • Medieval Drama
  • Chaucer
  • Medieval Mystics
  • James Joyce's Finnegans Wake

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2011 Sean Sullivan Masters Y
2014 Francisco Rozano Garcia PhD Y
2014 Meaghan Connell PhD Y
2012 Emily Butler Masters N
2012 Kevin Hynes Masters Degree (M.Litt.) Y
2012 Jena Webb PhD Y