Seán also works as an academic researcher, and is a book critic for The Irish Times. His book J.M. Synge: Nature, Politics, Modernism, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

 

All of his Irish Times reviews can be found here. His recent articles include:

'Seumas O’Sullivan and Revivalist Nature Poetry’, in Matthew Kelly, ed., Nature and the Environment in Nineteenth-Century Ireland (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2019)

‘Natural History and the Irish Revival’, in Kathryn Conrad, Cóilín Parsons and Julie McCormick Weng, eds., Science, Technology, and Irish Modernism (New York: Syracuse University Press, 2019)

'Tortured Visions of a Priest Poet', on Gerard Manley Hopkins, New Statesman

‘Writing and Evolutionary Theory’, in Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature, ed. Andrew Hadfield (New York: Oxford University Press, February 2019)

‘The Abbey Theatre’, in Oxford Bibliographies in British and Irish Literature, ed. Andrew Hadfield (New York: Oxford University Press, April 2018) 

Yeats's Re-Enchanted Nature, International Yeats Studies, Vol. 2, No. 2 (2018)

Dialectics, Irony, and J.M. Synge’s The Well of the Saints’, Review of English Studies, Vol. 68, No. 286 (2017)

‘“A Black Knot”: Temporalities, Modernisation, and the One-Act Plays of J.M. Synge, English Studies, Vol. 97, No. 8 (2016)

‘“An Initiated Mystic”: Modernization and Occultism in J.M. Synge’s The Aran Islands’, New Hibernia Review / Iris Éireannach Nua, Vol. 19, No. 4 (2015)

'Poetry and the Hunger Strikes', Irish Times

On Henri Cole's 'Sphere', Prac Crit