Fran Brearton

Professor

  • Room 03.003 - 2 University Square

    United Kingdom

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

I am open to PhD applications in the fields of modern poetry, 20th century war writing, modern Irish literature, and modernist literature.

19972018

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Personal profile

Interests

My research interests are primarily in British and Irish Poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries, and in the literature and culture of the First World War, literary modernism, and war writing throughout the 20th century. I also have a particular interest in the work of Robert Graves – his poetry, historical fiction, criticism, and autobiographical writings

Research Statement

My first book was a study of the effects of the First World War on 20th-century Irish poetry; more recently, I co-edited (with Alan Gillis) The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry. I've just edited a new edition of Robert Graves's First World War memoir, Good-bye to All That, for Penguin Classics (2014) and am currently working on a study of Graves's writings.

Teaching

I teach primarily in the areas of 19th and 20th century Irish literature, modern poetry - particularly contemporary Irish and British poetry - and modernist literature. I’ve supervised research students in the areas of 19th & 20th century Irish literature, 20th-century British, Irish, and American poetry, and 20th-century British fiction, and welcome proposals in the areas of modern British and Irish literature. I also supervise the critical component of creative writing PhDs (fiction and poetry). I teach on the MA in Poetry: Creativity and Criticism, and also on the MA in Irish Literature, where I run a special option on 20th century Irish Poetry.

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Projects

Research Output

Yeats, Dates and Kipling: 1912, 1914, 1916

Brearton, F., Aug 2018, In : Modernist Cultures. 13, 3, p. 305-322

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    Francis Ledwidge

    Brearton, F., Nov 2017, The Cambridge Companion to Irish Poets. Dawe, G. (ed.). Cambridge University Press , p. 101-114 14 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Review of Angel Hill by Michel Longley

    Brearton, F., 17 Jun 2017, The Guardian.

    Research output: Contribution to specialist publicationBook/Film/Article review

    Open Access

    'Horse Latitudes' and 'Drives'

    Brearton, F., 03 Mar 2016, Tower Poetry Reviews 2004-2014. McDonald, P. (ed.). Tower Poetry, p. 58-64, 131-36 10 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Open Access
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    ‘In a between world’: Northern Irish Poetry

    Brearton, F., 2016, The Cambridge Companion to British Poetry, 1945-2010. Larrissy, E. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 130-147 17 p. (Cambridge Companions to Literature).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Prizes

    AHRC research leave award

    Fran Brearton (Recipient), Jan 2004

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Member of the Royal Irish Academy

    Fran Brearton (Recipient), 16 Mar 2018

    Prize: Election to learned society

    Robert W. Woodruff Library Fellowship

    Fran Brearton (Recipient), 01 Aug 2002

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

    Visiting Scholarship, St John's College Oxford

    Fran Brearton (Recipient), Aug 2008

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively

  • Activities

    University of Wales, Cardiff (External organisation)

    Fran Brearton (Advisor)
    Jan 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    University of Victoria (External organisation)

    Fran Brearton (Advisor)
    Jan 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    University of Cambridge (External organisation)

    Fran Brearton (Advisor)
    Feb 2019

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

    14th International Robert Graves Conference

    Fran Brearton (Keynote/plenary speaker)
    12 Jul 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    An Irish Airman Forsees his Death; Poetry and World War I

    Fran Brearton (Invited speaker)
    10 Nov 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

    Press / Media

    'Killing Eve's Fiona Shaw...'

    Fran Brearton

    05/05/2019

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    BBC Radio Ulster St Anne's Cathedral Remembrance Sunday

    Fran Brearton

    11/11/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

    BBC Radio Ulster Sunday Sequence: the Armistice

    Fran Brearton

    11/11/2018

    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

    Thesis

    Muriel Spark and Catholicism

    Author: Walls, K., 2014

    Supervisor: Litvack, L. (Supervisor), Hughes, (Supervisor) & Brearton, (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy

    Seamus Heaney and American Poetry

    Author: Laverty, C., Jul 2019

    Supervisor: Brearton, F. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy