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- United Kingdom
- Queen's University Belfast
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- Ireland, Northern Ireland, 'The Troubles', Gender History, Sexuality Studies, Roger Casement, Easter Rising, Women's Writing, Girlhood, Love & Marriage, Queer History, Postcolonial Studies, Atlantic Studies, Diaspora & Migration
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- About Me
Dr. Alison Garden is a UKRI Future Leaders Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast, working on ‘mixed marriage’, or love across the divide, across Ireland from 1801 to the present. From 2018-2020 Alison Garden was a Marie Curie Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast; before this, she was an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow (2016-2018) and a Leverhulme Trust Postdoctoral Fellow (2015-2016) at University College Dublin.
Alison is a literary critic and cultural historian, fascinated by how national narratives intersect with the intimate, everyday realities of people’s lives and the stories we tell about this. Her first book, The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016, was published by Liverpool University Press in 2020. She has published widely on modern and contemporary literature and culture, with a particular focus on Ireland. She has written for Aeon, Al Jazeera, the Irish Times, the Guardian and RTÉ, as well as working with the BBC to produce a series based on her research, creating four programmes about novels of love and danger in Northern Ireland.
- Recent Publications
- The Literary Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899–2016. Liverpool University Press, 2020.
Media articles and journalism:
- ‘Bridgerton and Normal People expose romance’s colonial hangover’, Al Jazeera, 20 April 2021.
- ‘Normal people: Kevin and Sadie’s teenage love story‘, RTÉ Brainstorm, 11 August 2020.
- ‘Four Northern Irish novels of desire & danger‘, with BBC Northern Ireland, May 2020.
- ‘St Patrick’s Day parade homophobia protest: Paul Muldoon, Roger Casement and the AOH‘, The Irish Times, 14 March 2019.
- ‘Dangerous, always dangerous’: love and desire in Anna Burns’s Milkman‘, The Irish Times, 15 October 2018.
- ‘Black ’47: the cowboys of the western world‘, RTÉ Brainstorm, 14 September 2018.
- ‘“like a bee’s sting or a bullet”: eroticism, violence and the afterlives of colonial romance in Medbh McGuckian’s The Flower Master’. Textual Practice, published online in advance of print, 6 April 2021.
- ‘Queering the Poetics of race and nationalism: Yeats, Roger Casement, and Paul Muldoon’s “A Clear Signal” (1992)’. New Hibernia Review. 22.4 (2018), 78–96.
- ‘Girlhood, desire, memory and Northern Ireland in Lucy Caldwell’s short fiction’. Contemporary Women’s Writing. 12.3 (2018), 306–321.
- ‘“Leaving hardly a sign — and no memories”: Roger Casement and the Metamodernist Archive’. Modernism/modernity, Print +, Volume 2.4 (2017).
- Media Coverage
- Country Focus
- Ireland, Northern Ireland
- Expertise by Geography
- Atlantic, Ireland, United Kingdom
- Expertise by Chronology
- 7, 8, 9
- Expertise by Topic
- Children & Youth, Colonialism, Family, Gender, Literary History, Migration & Immigration, Rebellion & Revolution, Sexuality, Sexual Violence, Women