Professor Nicholas Allen

Academic Director


Professor Nicholas Allen is Moore Institute Professor at NUI Galway. He is writing a cultural history of 1916 and its impact on modernism for Cambridge University Press, and editing Ernie O'Malley's later letters and papers with Cormac O'Malley. His other books are Modernism, Ireland and Civil War (Cambridge University Press, 2009) and George Russell and the New Ireland (Four Courts, 2003). Allen is editor of That Other Island (2007), with Eve Patten, Gerald Dawe's The Proper Word (2007) and The Cities of Belfast (2003), with Aaron Kelly. He leads the Galway strand of Texts, Contexts, Cultures, a graduate programme run in association with Trinity College Dublin and University College Cork, and has supervisory interests in the broad range of twentieth century Irish literature, history and art.

Books published, edited and co-edited

Modernism, Ireland and Civil War (Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009)

George Russell (Æ) and the New Ireland, 1905-30 (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003)

The Letters and Papers of Ernie O'Malley, 1924-57, eds. Nicholas Allen and Cormac O'Malley (Dublin: Lilliput Press, forthcoming 2009)

Gerald Dawe, The Proper Word: Ireland, Poetry, Politics, ed. Nicholas Allen (Omaha: Creighton UP, 2007)

That Island Never Found, eds. Nicholas Allen and Eve Patten (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2007)

The Cities of Belfast, eds. Nicholas Allen and Aaron Kelly (Dublin: Four Courts Press, 2003)