Dr. Caroline Magennis

School of Arts and Media

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Contact Details

Crecent House 202

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Current positions

Reader in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literature


Having worked at Salford since 2014, I previously held research and teaching positions at University College, Dublin, Queen’s University, Belfast and the University of Limerick. I am the Chair of the British Association for Irish Studies.

Areas of research

Contemporary Literature, Irish Literature, Post-Conflict Culture, Violence, Peace-Building


  • Modules Convened: Theory and Practice (First Year Core), Revival and Revolution: Irish Literature 1890-1930 (Second Year Option), Alternative Ulster: Northern Irish Literature and Culture (Third Year Option), Modernism (Third Year Core)
  • Modules Taught: Narrative Fiction and the Novel (First Year Core), Introduction to Poetry (First Year Core), Popular Fictions (First Year Core), Literature, Culture, Modernity (MA Core), Burgess and his Contemporaries (MA Option), Theory, Text, Writing (MA Core), MA Dissertation Supervision
  • PhD Supervision: Amjad Ashalan (Beckett and Visual Art), 2015-2018

Research Interests

I am a specialist in modern and contemporary literature, with particular interests in contemporary fiction, Irish literature, Northern Irish culture and critical theory.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • British Association of Irish Studies (Chair from January 2018 - Present, Executive Council Member and Communications Co-Ordinator from January 2013 - January 2018)
  • British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies (Executive Committee Member and Publicity Officer, May 2016-Present)
  • European Federation of Associations and Centres of Irish Studies (Steering Board Member and UK Representative, September 2015-Present)
  • International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures
  • Section Editor for Contemporary Literature for Open Library of the Humanities
  • Editorial Board, Irish Studies Review and Irish Studies in Europe
  • Book reviewer for Times Higher Education, Irish Studies Review and The Irish Review
  • Peer reviewer for Canadian Journal of Irish Studies, Irish Studies Review, Commonwealth Essays and Studies, Textus, Irish University Review and Journal of Art Historiography
  • Book proposal reviewer: Palgrave Macmillan