In addition to the following publications, I’ve just completed my next book titled Rewriting Our Stories: Education, Empowerment, and Well-being. Stay tuned!


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Gastro-Modernism - Derek Gladwin

Clemson and Liverpool University Press, 2019

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.


Firmly and evenly grounded in theory, real-world case studies, and close readings of creative and cultural artefacts, Ecological Exile demonstrates how the interdisciplinary approaches of the environmental humanities contribute to greater understandings of today’s ecological problems, the histories that produced them, and people’s responses to them.

Emily Alder, The British Society for Literature and Science

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. Politicians aren’t solely to blame for “nasty” discourse
  2. Introducing Le Menu in Modernist Food Studies
  3. Ecological and Social Awareness in Place-Based Stories
  4. Ecological and Cultural Futures of Peatlands
  5. Irish Environmental Humanities
  6. Valuing Our Ecological Futures
  7. Ecocriticism in Oxford Bibliographies in Literary & Critical Theory
  8. Geocritical Conjunctions
  9. Ireland’s “ABC of Earth Wonders”
  10. Documentary Map-making
  11. Literary Cartographic Impulse
  12. Gothic Peatlands
  13. Thirdspace in Visual Culture
  14. James Joyce’s Travel Writing
  15. James Joyce’s Environmental Ethos
  16. Eco-haptic Photography & Culture
  17. Irish Ecocriticism
  18. Gendered Troubles on Screen
  19. No Country for Young Men in Chinese Cinema
  20. Peatlands and Theatre
  21. John Steinbeck’s Land Ethic

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