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This project is led by Dr. Alison Garden and is mentored by Professor Fran Brearton.

Dr. Alison Garden’s interdisciplinary research engages with the literature and culture of the long twentieth century, sitting at the critical intersection between sexuality studies, memory studies and postcolonial theory. She has particular interests in: migration, diaspora and the postcolonial Atlantic; haunting, intertextuality and memory; and the afterlives of colonial and (bio)political violence. Her first book, The Afterlives of Roger Casement, is forthcoming with Liverpool University Press.

Professor Fran Brearton is a world-leading authority in modern and contemporary British and Irish poetry; the literary cultures of the Great War; the work of Robert Graves; and modernism. She has published widely in these areas, including The Great War in Irish Poetry: W. B. Yeats to Michael Longley (2003), Reading Michael Longley (2006) and, co-edited with Alan Gillis, The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Poetry (2012).