Dr Shelley Meagher

MA (York), DPhil (Oxford)

Research Fellow

Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3437
Email: s.meagher@qub.ac.uk

Research Interests

Irish literature and intellectual history in the long eighteenth century and British Romantic literature.

Current Research

Dr Shelley Meagher is currently investigating Irish literary and intellectual patronage 1760-1820, focussing on the patronage of Francis Rawdon-Hastings, second earl of Moira, and the communities and networks created through his patronage.

Dr Meagher also studies Irish knowledge and representations of Islam in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, and the influence of Ireland’s social and political conditions in the literary devices employed by Irish writers in this period.

Select Publications

‘Irish Catholic Texts for English Consumption in the 1810s’ in Monika Class and Terry F. Robinson (eds) Home and Abroad: Transnational England, 1750-1850 (forthcoming with Cambridge Scholars Press in 2008)

‘Nineteenth-Century Ireland and the Orient: Tom Moore’s Lalla Rookh’ in New Voices in Irish Criticism 5 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2005)