• Fellow, Higher Education Academy, UK (Awarded October 2004)
  • D.Phil. English, University of Oxford, UK (Awarded September 1999)
  • M.Stud. Research Methods in English, University of Oxford (Awarded August 1994)
  • M.A. English and American Literature, First Class Honours, University College Dublin
  • B.A. (Hons) English and Philosophy


  • Value of the Humanities
  • Modern Irish Literature
  • Modernism
  • Ideas of Literary Value
  • W.B. Yeats
  • Samuel Beckett
  • James Joyce

Field of Interest

Irish Literature, Modernism, World Literature, Cultural Value, Criticism, Role of the Humanities


English, Irish, French


  • COM LIT 191: “Modern Irish Literature and the Crisis of Value”