Dr M McAteer
School of English
Queens’ University Belfast
Biography and Irish Studies research interests
Michael McAteer has studied at NUI Maynooth and Queen’s University Belfast, where he completed his Ph.D. in 1998. He has taught English and Irish Studies at Carlow College and currently lectures at the School of English, Queen’s University, where he specialises in Modern Irish Literature. He has published a monograph and several essays on figures within the Irish Literary Revival, including Standish O’Grady, George W. Russell, Lady Gregory and W.B. Yeats. His principal interest is in the political form of Irish literature in the Revival period, particularly in relation to its treatment of history. He is currently working on a monograph the subject of which will be the politics of Yeats’s drama in the context of the European avant-garde.
1. 2004, ‘ ‘Kindness in Your Unkindness’: Lady Gregory and History.’ Irish University Review Spring/Summer.
2. 2004, ‘A Currency Crisis: Modernist Dialectics in The Countess Cathleen.’ The Irish Revival Reappraised, Betsy Taylor Fitzsimon & James Murphy (eds), Four Courts Press.
3. 2002, Standish O’Grady, Æ and Yeats: History, Politics, Culture, Irish Academic Press.
4. 2001, ‘Yeats’s Endgame’: Postcolonialism and Modernism.’ Critical Ireland, Alan Gillis and Aaron Kelly (eds), Four Courts Press.
5. 2000, ‘A Split Unity: Gender and History in A.E.’s Poetry.’ Irish Studies Review 8. 2.