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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forthcoming with Clemson UP
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.
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.
Cork UP, 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 Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE) 2017 Book Award and for the International Gothic Association Allan Lloyd Smith Memorial 2017 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, 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
Cork UP, 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 Environmental Humanities – Canadian Journal of Irish Studies
- Valuing Our Ecological Futures – Oxford University Press (OUPblog)
- Ecocriticism – Oxford Bibliographies in Literary & Critical Theory
- Geocritical Conjunctions – Ecocriticism and Geocriticism
- Documentary Map-making – Unfolding Irish Landscapes
- Literary Cartographic Impulse – Canadian Journal of Irish Studies
- Bog Gothic – Gothic Studies
- Thirdspace – Visual Culture in Britain
- Travel Writer – Eco-Joyce
- James Joyce and Ecocriticism – Eco-Joyce
- Eco-haptic – Photography & Culture
- Irish Ecocriticism – Irish Studies Review
- Gendered Troubles on Screen – Devised and Directed by Mike Leigh
- No Country for Young Men – Asian Cinema
- Bog of Cats – Irish Studies Review
- The Steinbeckian Land Ethic – Steinbeck Review
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