In addition to the following publications, I’ve just completed my next book titled Rewriting Our Stories: A Path to Reducing Fear. Stay tuned!


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Gastro-Modernism - Derek Gladwin

forthcoming with Clemson University Press

A volume surveying how global literary modernisms engage with the food culture known as gastronomy to express anxieties about modernity as much as to celebrate the excesses modern lifestyles produce.


Ecological Exile - Routledge

Ecological Exile
Routledge, 2018

Explores how contemporary literature, film, and media culture confront ecological crises through perspectives of spatial justice – a facet of social justice that looks at unjust circumstances as a phenomenon of space.


Contentious Terrains - Cork UP

Contentious Terrains
Cork University Press, 2016

Provides a political and geographical history of how boglands (or peat “bogs”) are represented in modern and contemporary Irish literature and culture from the 1880s to the present. Contentious Terrains was a finalist for the Allana Bondar Memorial 2018 Book Prize for Environmental Humanities, the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) 2016 Book Award, and the International Gothic Association Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial 2016 Book Prize.


In Contentious Terrains, Derek Gladwin attempts to track this shifting and changing landscape of the bog as it appears through Irish literature of the 20th and early 21st centuries. It’s an ambitious study that covers questions of nationhood, colonialism, gender, ecology and more.

Ian Maleney, The Irish Times

Unfolding Irish Landscapes - Manchester UP

Unfolding Irish Landscapes
Manchester University Press, 2016

A volume of critical and creative essays and visual texts from leading international scholars, Unfolding Irish Landscapes presents cross-disciplinary studies of the prose, cartography, visual art and cultural legacy of the award-winning work of cartographer and writer Tim Robinson.


Part of the importance of this considerable book is its fitful but very significant contribution to Anglo-American (and Irish) eco-criticism.

John Wilson Foster, The Dublin Review of Books

Eco-Joyce - Cork UP

Cork University Press, 2014

This volume examines the overarching ecological consciousness appearing in the writings of James Joyce.


The key to Eco-Joyce as ecocriticism is this elision; it teases out the interconnectedness of human and nonhuman in order to establish an all-inclusive ecology of cultural practice and physical geography.

Rob Ware, Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment


Irish EH - Derek Gladwin OUP Blog Ecocriticism - Oxford Bibliographies - Literary & Critical Thinking Geocritical Conjunctions - Derek Gladwin Documentary - Unfolding Irish Landscapes Literary Cartographics Bog Gothic Thirdspace Travel Writer Eco-haptic Irish Ecocriticism Gendered Troubles No Country Bog of Cats Red Pony

  1. Ecological and Social Awareness in Place-Based Stories
  2. Irish Environmental Humanities – Canadian Journal of Irish Studies
  3. Valuing Our Ecological Futures – Oxford University Press (OUPblog)
  4. Ecocriticism – Oxford Bibliographies in Literary & Critical Theory
  5. Geocritical Conjunctions – Ecocriticism and Geocriticism
  6. Documentary Map-making – Unfolding Irish Landscapes
  7. Literary Cartographic Impulse – Canadian Journal of Irish Studies
  8. Bog Gothic – Gothic Studies
  9. Thirdspace – Visual Culture in Britain
  10. Travel Writer – Eco-Joyce
  11. James Joyce and Ecocriticism – Eco-Joyce
  12. Eco-haptic – Photography & Culture
  13. Irish Ecocriticism – Irish Studies Review
  14. Gendered Troubles on Screen – Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh
  15. No Country for Young Men – Asian Cinema
  16. Bog of Cats – Irish Studies Review
  17. The Steinbeckian Land Ethic – Steinbeck Review

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