Professor Shane Alcobia Murphy

Professor Shane Alcobia Murphy
BA, MA (Cork), PhD (Cantab)

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Professor Shane Alcobia Murphy
Professor Shane Alcobia Murphy

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Biography

   Shane Alcobia-Murphy completed his BA at University College Cork in 1990. He went on to complete an MA at the same institution (1991-1993) before going to Cambridge to read for a PhD at Trinity College (1994-98). He joined Aberdeen University as a lecturer in 1998. He doesn't really look like this anymore - he very rarely smiles. He likens himself to another 'Sam' - Sam the Bald Eagle:. But he likes chocolate. Please feed him.

Research

Research Interests

 [Clearly thinking evil professorial thoughts]

His main research interests lie in modern Irish literature and contemporary Northern Irish visual arts. He has written three monographs: Governing the Tongue in Northern Ireland (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2005), Sympathetic Ink: Intertextual Relations in Contemporary Northern Irish Poetry (Liverpool University Press, 2006), and Medbh McGuckian: The Poetics of Exemplarity (Aberdeen University Press, 2012).

He has edited several books on Irish and Scottish Studies, including To the Other Shore: Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Studies (2004) and Beyond the Anchoring Grounds: More Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Studies (2005).

He hates it when he gets writer's block - at such moments the chase after inspiration seems so futile and he becomes Wile E. Coyote hunting the elusive Roadrunner.

His office is a reflection of his mind:

I think we can agree that this indicates quite a scary mind ...

 

Professor Alcobia-Murphy welcomes inquiries from potential research students in the fields of Modern/Contemporary Irish literature and Northern Irish visual arts. He would also welcome proposals on trauma literature.

 

 Monographs:

 

Medbh McGuckian: The Poetics of Exemplarity (Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2012) ISBN 9781906108182 -Available via http://www.abdn.ac.uk/riiss/publications/

 

 

Sympathetic Ink: Intertextual Relations in Northern Irish Poetry (Liverpool University Press – August 2006) ISBN 1846310326

 

 

Governing the Tongue in Northern Ireland: The Place of Art/The Art of Place (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2005) ISBN 1904303609 Sample: http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/9781904303602-sample.pdf  

Governing the Tongue in Northern Ireland: The Place of Art/The Art of Place (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008) - paperback edition. ISBN 1847187463

 Edited Collections:

   

     

Founder to Shore: Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Studies, ed. with Lindsay Milligan and Dan Wall (Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2011). ISBN 978-1-906108-15-1

The Poetry of Medbh McGuckian: The Interior of Words (Cork: Cork University Press, 2010) ISBN 978-185918-465-3

The Enclave of My Nation: Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Studies, ed. with Margaret Maxwell(Aberdeen: AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies, 2008). ISBN 9781906108038

What Rough Beasts?: Irish and Scottish Studies in the New Millennium  (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2008). ISBN 978-1847185365

Ed. with Johanna Archbold et al,  Beyond the Anchoring Grounds Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Studies (Belfast: Cló Ollscoil na Banríona, 2005) ISBN 0853898855

 Ed. with Neal Alexander and Anne Oakman, To the Other Shore: Crosscurrents in Irish and Scottish Literature (Belfast: Cló Ollscoil na Banríona, 2004). ISBN 0853898634

 

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