Alison Garden (QUB) ‘Acts of Union? Writing love across the divide.'
Dr Alison Garden is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow at Queen’s University Belfast. From 2016-18, Alison was an IRC Fellow in the School of English, Drama and Film at UCD, where she was previously a Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in the Humanities Institute (2015-16). Prior to this, she was a Visiting Scholar in American Studies at Northumbria University and Glucksman Ireland House, New York University, where she was a Fulbright Scholar.
Her first book, The Afterlives of Roger Casement, 1899-2016 was published by Liverpool UP in 2020. Her criticism, essays, reviews and interviews have been published in Contemporary Women's Writing, New Hibernia Review, Modernism/modernity, Comparative American Studies, Critique, Irish Times, Guardian, RTÉ and elsewhere.
She recently worked with BBCNI to put together a series of short programmes on four novels exploring the dangerous thrill of illicit love during the Northern Ireland Troubles. Produced with Jason Martin as part of the BBC’s ‘100 Novels that Shaped Our World’ project, these went live on the BBC website on 9 May 2020. Alison’s current research looks at ‘Love across the Divide’ in literature and culture from the north of Ireland from 1968-present, and is funded from the EU’s Horizon 2020 research programme under a Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant.
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