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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Research Output 1997 2018

Open Access

'A new sword on an old anvil': W.B.Yeats, Robert Graves and the Anglo-Irish Tradition

Brearton, F., 2011, In : Irish University Review. 41, 2, p. 1-24 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sword
Anvil
W. B. Yeats
Poem
Goddess

An Interview with Michael Hofmann

Brearton, F. & Hofmann, M., Aug 1999, In : Thumbscrew. 13, p. 30-46 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'A War of Friendship: Robert Graves and Siegfried Sassoon'

Brearton, F., Feb 2007, The Oxford Handbook of British and Irish War Poetry. Kendall, T. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 208-226 19 p.

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

'Beauty in Trouble': Robert Graves and Louis MacNeice

Brearton, F., 01 Apr 2015, The Persistence of Beauty: Victorians to Moderns. O'Neill, M., Sandy, M. & Wootton, S. (eds.). Routledge, p. 135-150 16 p.

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

Beyond Graves: Collaborations with the Dead

Brearton, F., 2008, Robert Graves and the Art of Collaboration. Ward, D. (ed.). University of the Balearic Isles Press, p. 213-236 23 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

378 Downloads (Pure)

'But that is not new': Poetic Legacies of the First World War

Brearton, F., Jan 2014, The Cambridge Companion to the Poetry of the First World War . Das, S. (ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 229-241 13 p.

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

Open Access
File

Cenotaphs of Snow: Memory, Remembrance and the Poetry of Michael Longley'

Brearton, F., Jan 2004, In : Irish Studies Review. 12, p. 175-189 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Curable Romantics: Alastair Reid and Derek Mahon

Brearton, F., Sep 2008, In : Journal of Irish and Scottish Studies. 1:2, p. 157-174 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dancing unto Death: Perceptions of the Somme, the Titanic and Ulster Protestantism

Brearton, F., 1997, In : Irish Review. 20, p. 89-103 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Deciphering Otter Prints: Language, Form and Memory in Michael Longley's Poetry

Brearton, F. & Simpson, P., Jan 2001, In : Honest Ulsterman. 110, p. 17-30 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'For Father read Mother': Muldoon's Antecedents'

Brearton, F., Jan 2004, Paul Muldoon: Critical Essays. Kendall, T. & McDonald, P. (eds.). Liverpool University Press, p. 45-61 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

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

Good-bye to All That: An Autobiography

Brearton, F. (ed.) & Graves, R., May 2014, London: Penguin Classics. 496 p.

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

Heaney and the Feminine

Brearton, F., 2009, The Cambridge Companion to Seamus Heaney. O'Donoghue, B. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, p. 73-91 19 p.

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

1 Downloads (Pure)

'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

'In balance with this life, this death': Poetic Responses to 1914-1918

Brearton, F., Dec 2014, Remembering 1916: The Easter Rising, the Battle of the Somme and the First World War. Mac Bride, D. (ed.). Community Relations Council, Belfast, p. 26-34 9 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

193 Downloads (Pure)

In Conversation with Peter McDonald

Brearton, F., Mar 2013, In : PN Review. 39, 4, p. 60-64 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

File

Last before America: Poems and Essays in Honour of Michael Allen

Brearton, F. (ed.) & Hughes, E. (ed.), 2001, Blackstaff Press. 233 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

4 Citations (Scopus)

Mapping the Trenches: Gyres, Switchbacks and Zig-Zag Circles in W.B.Yeats and Ciaran Carson

Brearton, F., Jan 2001, In : Irish Studies Review. 9, p. 373-386 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metre: Reports from Central Europe

Brearton, F. (ed.) & Quinn, J. (ed.), Jan 2002, In : Metre. 12, 124 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalSpecial issue

Michael Allen: Close Readings: Essays on Irish Poetry

Brearton, F. (ed.), 24 Aug 2015, Sallins, Co. Kildare: Irish Academic Press. 316 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Irish Poetry
Poetry
Close Reading
Belfast
Seamus Heaney

Michael Longley

Brearton, F., Oct 2007

Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Michael Longley: Poet in No Man's Land

Brearton, F., 1998, In : Critical Survey. 10.1, p. 59-80 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Michael Longley - Snow Poet (review-essay)

Brearton, F., Dec 1998, Thumbscrew, p. 18-24 7 p.

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

Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry

Brearton, F. (ed.), Longley, E. (ed.) & Mackay, P. (ed.), Apr 2011, Cambridge University Press. 336 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

On Derek Mahon's 'First Principles'

Brearton, F., 2008, Irish Poetry after Feminism. Quinn, J. (ed.). Colin Smythe, p. 56-61 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

One Thousand Things Worth Knowing by Paul Muldoon

Brearton, F., 06 Feb 2015, The Guardian.

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

On The Friendship of Young Poets

Brearton, F., Apr 2011, Modern Irish and Scottish Poetry. Mackay, P., Longley, E. & Brearton, F. (eds.). Cambridge University Press, p. 265-279 15 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

117 Downloads (Pure)

Patterned silks and khaki scraps: Graves Redivivus

Brearton, F., Mar 2014, In : The Edinburgh Review. 139, p. 82-90 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File

'Ploughing by the Tail': Longley, Muldoon and 'anxiety of influence'

Brearton, F., Jan 2003, In : Nordic Irish Studies. 2, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Poetry and the Northern Ireland 'Troubles'

Brearton, F., Feb 2012, The Edinburgh Companion to Twentieth-Century English and American War Literature. Piette, A. & Rawlinson, M. (eds.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 222-230 9 p.

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

5 Citations (Scopus)

Poetry of the 1960s: The Northern Ireland Renaissance

Brearton, F., Sep 2003, The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry. Campbell, M. (ed.). Cambridge University Press, p. 94-112 19 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Reading Michael Longley

Brearton, F., Jun 2006, Bloodaxe Books. 285 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

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

Review of Dear Ghosts, by Tess Gallagher

Brearton, F., 16 Jun 2007, The Guardian.

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

Review of Dear Life by Dennis O'Driscoll

Brearton, F., 29 Jun 2012, The Guardian.

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

Review of Go Giants by Nick Laird

Brearton, F., 25 Jan 2013, The Guardian.

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

Review of New & Collected Poems by Ruth Fainlight

Brearton, F., 26 Feb 2011, The Guardian.

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

Review of On Purpose by Nick Laird

Brearton, F., 11 Aug 2007, The Guardian.

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

Review of Parallax by Sinead Morrissey

Brearton, F., 06 Sep 2013, The Guardian.

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

Review of Praise in Which I Live and Move...by Paul Durcan

Brearton, F., 30 Nov 2012, The Guardian.

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

Review of Profit and Loss by Leontia Flynn

Brearton, F., 02 Sep 2011, The Guardian.

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

Review of Robert Graves, Selected Poems

Brearton, F., 08 Nov 2013, The Guardian.

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

Review of The Speed of Dark by Ian Duhig

Brearton, F., 21 Apr 2007, The Guardian.

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

Review of Torchlight by Peter McDonald

Brearton, F., 02 Apr 2011, The Guardian.

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

Robert Graves

Brearton, F., Jun 2015, 1914-1918 Online: International Encyclopaedia of the First World War. Gaarmann, M. W. (ed.).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

Somme
Poem
British Writer
Memoir

'Robert Graves and The White Goddess', Chatterton Lecture on Poetry 2004.'

Brearton, F., Dec 2005, Proceedings of the British Academy (131). Rivington, J. (ed.). Oxford University Press, p. 273-301 29 p.

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

The Great War in Irish Poetry

Brearton, F., 2000, Oxford University Press. 325 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Irish Poetry
World War I