Published Essays


Articles and Book Chapters

‘Northern Ireland Politics and Literature,’ in Liam Harte (ed.), The Oxford Companion to Northern Irish Culture (Oxford University Press, forthcoming late 2017/ early 2018).

‘From Book to Text: Theory of/in the Margins,’ in Darcy Cullen (ed.), Editors, Scholars and the Social Text (University of Toronto Press, 2012), 115-148.

‘Blood, Shit, and Tears: The Textual Reinscription of Sacrifice, Ritual, and Victimhood in Bernard MacLaverty’s Cal.’ ELH 77.1 (2010): 71-104.

‘Buying and Selling Finnegans Wake.’ James Joyce Quarterly 44.4 (2007): 800-807.

(This essay, which explores how Joyce’s Finnegans Wake has fared in the literary marketplace, was the focus of an article, ‘Tidings of Joyce,’ in the 08 August, 2008 edition of the Times Literary Supplement.)

‘Lacanian “Pussy”: Towards a Psychoanalytic Reading of Patrick McCabe’s Breakfast on Pluto.’ Irish University Review 37.2 (2007): 441-471. (This essay has featured as part of an undergraduate reading list on the history and theory of the Irish novel at the University of Wisconsin.)

‘In the Crypt of the Sun: Towards the Narrative Politics of Seamus Deane’s Reading in the Dark.’ Partial Answers 5.1 (2007): 91-119.


Neil Badmington, The Afterlives of Roland Barthes (Forthcoming, The European Legacy, 2018).

Geert Lernout, Help my Unbelief: James Joyce & Religion, Tim Conley (ed), Joyce’s Disciples Disciplined: A Re-Exagmination of the ‘Exagmination’ of ‘Work in Progress’ and Vike Martina Plock, Joyce, Medicine and Modernity (Review essay, forthcoming Irish Studies Review, 2018).

Richard Rankin Russell, Bernard McLaverty. Irish Studies Review 19.1 (2010): 130-132.

David Vichnar, Joyce Against Theory: James Joyce after Deconstruction. James Joyce Quarterly 47.4 (2010): 659-664.

Encyclopaedia Entries

‘Jacques Derrida.’ John Powell (ed.), The Dictionary of Literary Influence: The 20th Century, (Santa Barbara: Greenwood Press, 2005).

‘Victor Coleman’; ‘Francis William Grey’; ‘Francess Halpenny’; ‘William Albert Hickman’; ‘Jan Hudson’; ‘William Keith’; ‘George McWhirter’; ‘Elzéar Paquin’; ‘Sir George Parkin’; ‘Sir Clive Phillips-Wolley’; ‘Linda Rogers’; ‘Elizabeth Spencer’; ‘Joseph Stansbury’; ‘Peter Stevens’; ‘Robert Stanley Weir.’ W.H. New (ed.), The Reader’s Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada (Toronto; Buffalo; London: University of Toronto Press, 2002).