I am an author, a teacher and a researcher.
I am a firm believer in academic and personal freedom and freedom of speech.
I am also a firm believer in maintaining a strong interrelationship between teaching, writing and research.
I was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. Currently, I teach in the Department of English at the University of British Columbia, located in Vancouver, Canada. For a list of some of my recent and upcoming courses, click here.
I am the author of four academic and trade-academic books: Imagining Joyce and Derrida: Between Finnegans Wake and Glas (U of Toronto P, 2007); Joyce: A Guide for the Perplexed (Continuum, 2009); Violence, Politics and Textual Interventions in Northern Ireland (Palgrave, 2010); Posthumanism: A Guide for the Perplexed (Bloomsbury, 2017). My essays have appeared in such prestigious academic journals as ELH, James Joyce Quarterly, Irish University Review, Partial Answers, as well as in several edited academic collections.
I am a peer-reviewer for SSHRC and many academic journals and university presses.
My current research interests are: science, medicine and technology and posthumanism; reason and unreason and the destruction of the humanities; digital humanities and informatics; the crossovers of the humanities and the sciences.
I have a number of exciting writing and research projects currently on the go: I am writing on a book on reason, unreason and the degradation of critical thinking in the humanities; I am working on a project on posthumanism in James Joyce and Jacques Derrida; and lastly, I am in the early stages of a digital humanities research project on digital reading, which is part of a larger project funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
I do not use Twitter or Facebook, so students wishing to contact me should do so at: pmahon[at]mail.ubc.ca
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