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Máire Ní Fhlathúin

Associate Professor in English Literature, Faculty of Arts

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Expertise Summary

BA, PhD (NUI Galway).

My main areas of expertise are: Victorian literature; Romantic literature (especially Romantic women's poetry); colonial and postcolonial literature; crime fiction; sensation fiction; travel writing. I have a special interest in the literature and history of British India.

Outreach and Engagement

As a member of the School of English I am involved in outreach activities and community engagement.

Teaching Summary

My teaching draws on my research in nineteenth-century and twentieth-century literature, and covers a wide range of material including the Romantic and Victorian periods, the literature and history… read more

Research Summary

My main research interests are in the field of colonial and postcolonial cultures, with particular reference to the literature and history of British India. My current project is an investigation of… read more

Selected Publications

I am interested in supervising students working on Victorian literature, colonial or postcolonial fiction, the literature of British India, Romantic women's writing, or crime fiction. Former PhD students currently employed as academics include Dr Madhu Krishnan, Dr Jude Roberts and Dr Kavitha Ganesan.

Current and recent PhD students engaged in the study of a diverse range of projects, including:

  • the contemporary Nigerian-Biafran war novel;
  • the science fiction of Iain M. Banks;
  • contemporary Malaysian life-writing;
  • representations of disease in speculative fiction;
  • the Gothic in literature.

My teaching draws on my research in nineteenth-century and twentieth-century literature, and covers a wide range of material including the Romantic and Victorian periods, the literature and history of British India, postcolonial literatures, and crime fiction. I teach students at all levels, from first-year undergraduate to postgraduate.

Undergraduate modules taught

I contribute to core modules at first-year and second-year level, primarily on literature of the nineteenth century, and colonial / postcolonial literatures. Current and past third-year option modules include material on detective fiction, the literature and history of colonial India, and the sensation novel in the nineteenth century.

Postgraduate modules taught

Contributions to team-taught Masters modules currently include material on sensation fiction, crime and colonialism, landscape and travel writing, and women's writing of the nineteenth century.

Current Research

My main research interests are in the field of colonial and postcolonial cultures, with particular reference to the literature and history of British India. My current project is an investigation of satire, politics and social commentary in the poetry of the Bombay periodicals during the nineteenth century.

Recent publications include British India and Victorian Literary Culture (2015) and The Poetry of British India 1780-1905 (2011). I'm also writing on other aspects of colonial literary culture. Previous publications in this area include work on Rudyard Kipling, the literature of the Indian 'Mutiny', and the history and fiction associated with British campaigns against thugs and dacoits in the first half of the nineteenth century.

I also have an interest in Romantic women's writing more generally; I've written on Emma Roberts and L.E. Landon, and have contributed to the Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period database from Alexander Street Press.

Past Research

Previous research interests have resulted in publications on Anglo-Irish writing (Oscar Wilde, Patrick Pearse) and postcolonial theory.

  • NÍ FHLATHÚIN, MÁIRE, ed., 2017. Digital scholarly edition of the poetry of Thomas Morris, with critical apparatus, including introduction, notes and contextual material. Thomas D’Arcy Morris, The Griffin (1820) and other works Romantic Circles. (In Press.)
  • NÍ FHLATHÚIN, M., 2016. Comic verse in the nineteenth century. In: R. CHAUDHURI, ed., A History of Indian Poetry in English Cambridge University Press.
  • NÍ FHLATHÚIN, M., 2015. British India and Victorian Literary Culture Edinburgh University Press.
  • NÍ FHLATHÚIN, M., 2014. Transformations of Byron in the Literature of British India Victorian Literature and Culture. 42(3), 573-593
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., ed., 2011. Edition with introduction and notes. The poetry of British India, 1780-1905 Pickering & Chatto.
  • NÍ FHLATHÚIN, M., 2010. Staging criminality and colonial authority: the execution of thug criminals in British India Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film. 37(1), 23-32
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M, 2008. The British Empire in the Nineteenth Century Gale. Available at: <http://www.gale.cengage.com/DigitalCollections/products/ukperiodicals/>
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M, 2008. The periodical press and colonial society Gale. Available at: <http://www.gale.cengage.com/DigitalCollections/products/ukperiodicals>
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., 2007. The British Empire. In: MCLEOD, JOHN, ed., The Routledge Companion to Postcolonial Studies London : Routledge.
  • NÍ FHLATHÚIN, M., ed., 2005. Kim Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press.
  • NÍ FHLATHÚIN, M., 2004. The campaign against Thugs in the Bengal press of the 1830s Victorian Periodicals Review. 37(2), 124-140
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., 2004. The making of a master criminal: the 'Chief of the Thugs' in Victorian writings on crime. In: MAUNDER, A. and MOORE, G., eds., Victorian crime, madness and sensation Aldershot: Ashgate. 31-44
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., 2002. 'Eastern Splendour Beaming Bright': Representations of India in Women's Poetry of the 1830s La Questione Romantica. 12-13(Spring-Autumn), 105-115
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., 2001. The Travels of M. de Thevenot through the Thug Archive Journal of The Royal Asiatic Society. 11(1), 31-42
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., 2001. 'That Solitary Englishman': W.H. Sleeman and the Biography of British India Victorian Review. 27(1), 69-85
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., KITSON, P., DALY, M.M., KEANE, A., KELLY, L., PRITCHARD, R. and TREHARNE, E., eds., 2000. The Year's Work in English Studies (Vols. 75-78: 1997-2000) Oxford : Blackwell.
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., 2000. The Anti-Colonial Modernism of Patrick Pearse. In: BOOTH, H.J. and RIGBY, N., eds., Modernism and Empire Manchester : Manchester University Press.
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., 1999. The Location of Childhood: "Great Expectations" in Postcolonial London Kunapipi. 21(2), 86-92
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., 1999. The Irish Oscar Wilde: Appropriations of the Artist Irish Studies Review. 7(3), 337-346
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., ed., 1998. The Legacy of Colonialism Galway : Galway University Press.
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., 1997. Anglo-India after the Mutiny: The Formation and Breakdown of National Identity. In: MURRAY, S., ed., Not On Any Map: Essays on Postcolonialism and Cultural Nationalism Exeter : University of Exeter Press. 67-80
  • NI FHLATHUIN, M., 1995. Postcolonialism and the Author: The Case of Salman Rushdie. In: BURKE, S., ed., Authorship: From Plato to the Postmodern: A Reader Edinburgh. 277-284

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