Eamonn Hughes specialises in Irish Literary and Cultural Studies on which he has published widely. He has particular interests in prose writing, especially autobiography, and in the representation of place in poetry. He edited Northern Ireland: Culture and Politics 1960-1990 (Open University Press, 1991), and co-edited Last before America: Irish and American Writing (Blackstaff Press, 2001 - with Fran Brearton) and Ireland (Ulster) Scotland: Concepts, Contexts, Comparisons. Proceedings of ISAI 2002, QUB 20-22 September 2002 (Cló Ollscoil na Banríona, 2003 - with Edna Longley & Des O'Rawe). Recent publications include essays on William Carleton, autobiographical writing of the Irish Literary Revival Period, Northern Irish fiction, Belfast in poetry, Derek Mahon, John McGahern, Sean O'Casey and Troubles cinema.
His current major projects are a book on Irish autobiography from the seventeenth century to the present and a book on ideas of place in contemporary Northern Irish poetry.
Eamonn Hughes has considerable experience as a PhD supervisor, having seen fifteen candidates successfully through to completion on topics ranging from the Irish Literary Revival to contemporary thrillers, including theses on comparative literary studies, urban studies, aspects of gender and Irish writing, Joyce and globalization, post-colonial theory in relation to Ireland, and literature and the ‘Troubles'. Five further PhD supervisions or co-supervisions are in progress. He welcomes enquiries from prospective research students.
"Stories that you have to write down are different”: Hugo Hamilton’s The Speckled People and contemporary autobiography.
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