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Dr Padraig Kirwan

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PositionSenior Lecturer in the Literature of the Americas
Email p.kirwan (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7919 7438
Dr Padraig Kirwan

Appointed to Goldsmiths in 2006.

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) English and History
  • MA (Hons) American Literature
  • PhD, University College Dublin

Teaching

Dr Padraig Kirwan teaches on the MA core course 'American Literature and Culture: Critical Concepts.' He also convenes a number of undergraduate courses, including 'Further Studies in American Literature and Culture' (Second Year) and 'Inventing the Nation' (Second Year) as well as teaching and lecturing on courses such as 'Introduction to American Literature and Culture,' 'Modern American Fiction,' and 'Explorations in Literature.'

Areas of supervision

Padraig has supervised doctroral students in their examination of various aspects of Native American fiction, the African novel, contemporary American fiction, postcolonial literature and theory, and American immigrant writing (principally Italian-American and Irish-American fiction). In addition, he acted as supervisor to a MRES candidate who examined the subject of diaspora in contemporary Indian and American fiction. Furthermore, Padraig has supervised 20 MA dissertations to date. He is particularly interested in hearing from doctoral students hoping to conduct research in the area of contemporary Native American literatures, Transatlantic Studies, Border Theory and/or fiction of the American West.

Research Interests

Padraig's primary interest is contemporary Native American writing and tribal literatures of the Americas. He is also interested in Border Studies, Transatlantic Studies, and fictional engagements with extra-textual questions surrounding sovereignty and nationalism in the present moment.

 

 

Publications

Book

Sovereign Stories : Aesthetics, Autonomy and Contemporary Native American Writing
Kirwan, Padraig. 2013. Sovereign Stories : Aesthetics, Autonomy and Contemporary Native American Writing. Oxford: Peter Lang. ISBN 9783034302036

Edited Book

Affecting Irishness: Negotiating Cultural Identity Within and Beyond the Nation
Byrne, James P.; Kirwan, Padraig and O'Sullivan, Michael, eds. 2009. Affecting Irishness: Negotiating Cultural Identity Within and Beyond the Nation. Oxford: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3-03911-830-4

Book Section

“AN INDIAN’S JOURNEY” & TRIBAL MEMOIR(Y): David Treuer’s Rez Life
Kirwan, Padraig. 2017. “AN INDIAN’S JOURNEY” & TRIBAL MEMOIR(Y): David Treuer’s Rez Life. In: Gordon Henry and David Stirrup, eds. Enduring Critical Poses. New York: SUNY Press.

“'I'm indiginous, I'm indiginous, I'm indiginous': Indigenous Rights, British Nationalism, and the European Far Right"
Kirwan, Padraig and Stirrup, David. 2013. “'I'm indiginous, I'm indiginous, I'm indiginous': Indigenous Rights, British Nationalism, and the European Far Right". In: Padraig Kirwan and David Stirrup, eds. Tribal Fantasies: Native Americans in the European Imaginary, 1900-2010. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 59-84. ISBN 978-1-137-28881-3

Introduction
Byrne, James P; O'Sullivan, Michael and Kirwan, Padraig. 2009. Introduction. In: James P Byrne; Michael O'Sullivan and Padraig Kirwan, eds. Affecting Irishness: Negotiating Cultural Identity Within and Beyond the Nation. Oxford: Peter Lang. ISBN 978-3039118304

'Elizabeth Cook-Lynn,' 'Carter Revard' and 'W.S. Penn,'
Kirwan, Padraig. 2007. 'Elizabeth Cook-Lynn,' 'Carter Revard' and 'W.S. Penn,'. In: Alan R Velie and Jennifer McClinton Temple, eds. Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature. New York: Facts On File Inc. ISBN 978-0816056569

"Native American Individuality and Cultural Chronology in Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven"
Kirwan, Padraig. 2002. "Native American Individuality and Cultural Chronology in Sherman Alexie's The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven". In: Karen Vandevelde, ed. New Voices in Irish Criticism 3. 3 Dublin: Four Courts Press, pp. 143-156. ISBN 9781851826339

Type(ing) Cast: Early Euro-American Literary Representations of the Native American
Kirwan, Padraig. 2000. Type(ing) Cast: Early Euro-American Literary Representations of the Native American. In: Fiona O'Sullivan and Hilary Lennon, eds. ROPES. 8 Galway: National University of Ireland, Galway, pp. 12-25. ISBN OCLC 52752316

Article

Choctaw Tales: An Interview with LeAnne Howe
Kirwan, Padraig. 2017. Choctaw Tales: An Interview with LeAnne Howe. Women: A Cultural Review, 27(3), pp. 265-279. ISSN 0957-4042

Review of: The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature. Ed. Deborah L. Madsen. Routledge, London, 2016, 524pp ISBN 978 1 13 802060 3
Kirwan, Padraig. 2016. Review of: The Routledge Companion to Native American Literature. Ed. Deborah L. Madsen. Routledge, London, 2016, 524pp ISBN 978 1 13 802060 3. Wasafiri, ISSN 0269-0055

Review of: Queequeg's Coffin: Indigenous Literacies and Early American Literature by Birgit Brander Rasmussen
Kirwan, Padraig. 2015. Review of: Queequeg's Coffin: Indigenous Literacies and Early American Literature by Birgit Brander Rasmussen. Modern Language Review, 110(3), pp. 783-784. ISSN 0026-7937

‘Mind the Gap’: Journeys in Indigenous Sovereignty and Nationhood
Kirwan, Padraig. 2015. ‘Mind the Gap’: Journeys in Indigenous Sovereignty and Nationhood. Comparative American Studies, 13(1-2), pp. 42-57. ISSN 1477-5700

Review of: Awake in America: On Irish American Poetry. By Daniel Tobin. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2011
Kirwan, Padraig. 2012. Review of: Awake in America: On Irish American Poetry. By Daniel Tobin. Notre Dame: University of Notre Dame Press. 2011. Modern Language Review, 107(4), pp. 1245-1247. ISSN 0026-7937

Transatlantic Irishness: Irish and American Frontiers in Patrick McCabe's The Butcher Boy
Kirwan, Padraig. 2011. Transatlantic Irishness: Irish and American Frontiers in Patrick McCabe's The Butcher Boy. Comparative Literature, 63(1), pp. 3-24. ISSN 0010-4124

“All the Talk and All the Silence”: Literary Aesthetics and Cultural Boundaries in David Treuer's Little
Kirwan, Padraig. 2011. “All the Talk and All the Silence”: Literary Aesthetics and Cultural Boundaries in David Treuer's Little. Novel: A Forum on Fiction, 44(3), pp. 444-465. ISSN 0029-5132

Language and Signs: An Interview with Ojibwe Novelist David Treuer
Kirwan, Padraig. 2009. Language and Signs: An Interview with Ojibwe Novelist David Treuer. Journal of American Studies, 43(1), pp. 71-88. ISSN 0021-8758

Remapping Place and Narrative in Native American Literature: David Treuer's "The Hiawatha"
Kirwan, Padraig. 2007. Remapping Place and Narrative in Native American Literature: David Treuer's "The Hiawatha". American Indian Culture and Research Journal, 31(2), pp. 1-24. ISSN 0161-6463

The Emergent Land: Nature and Ecology in Native American Expressive Forms
Kirwan, Padraig. 1999. The Emergent Land: Nature and Ecology in Native American Expressive Forms. PaGes 6, pp. 83-92.

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