Professor Philip McGowan
Professor of American Literature
School of Arts, English and Languages (AEL)
Professor McGowan is President of the European Association for American Studies and his research analyses the intersections of literature, politics, history and culture in the United States.
Professor McGowan is President of the European Association for American Studies, the world’s largest American Studies association covering 21 national and regional associations in 35 countries across Europe. His primary research area is American fiction and poetry from the nineteenth century to the present day. Key to his work are the intersections of literature, politics, history and culture in the United States.
Areas of Expertise
American/US culture and literature
BBC Radio 4 Woman’s Hour; BBC Arts Extra; BBC Radio Ulster Good Morning Ulster; BBC Radio Foyle; BBC Sunday Sequence; BBC World Service Talking Books; UTV’s View from Stormont; Lyric FM; and RTÉ.
- Discussed research on F. Scott Fitzgerald and Dorothy Parker on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and RTÉ/Lyric FM
- Provided expert opinion on the 2020 US Presidential election on UTV’s View from Stormont (5 Oct 2020)