Dr Adrian Paterson

B.A., M.Phil, M.St.,D.Phil.

Contact Details

Lecturer Below The Bar
English
Room 502, Tower 1
Arts/Science Building
NUI Galway
T: Ext. 2568
E: adrian.paterson@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher
 

Biography

Adrian Paterson is Lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland, Galway, Director of First Year English, and formerly Director of Graduate Research and Chair of the Humanities Research Committee, publishing widely on eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century literature, with a particular interest in the artistic interactions of modernism and Irish literature. President of Modernist Studies Ireland, he is curator of Yeats & the West, a multimedia exhibition now on view at Thoor Ballylee and the Yeats Memorial Building, Sligo. He has written about George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, Ezra Pound, T.S.Eliot, Thomas Moore, James Clarence Mangan, and Stéphane Mallarmé, and is the author of Words for Music: W.B. Yeats and Musical Sense, co-editor (with Tom Walker and Charles Armstrong) of the forthcoming Edinburgh Companion to W.B. Yeats and the Arts, and with Christine Reynier two special editions of the E-rea journal on Modernist Non-Fiction. A graduate of Worcester College, Oxford, and Trinity College, Dublin, his Irish Research Council fellowship at NUI Galway's Moore Institute was entitled Perfect Pitch: Music in Irish Poetry from Moore to Muldoon, and he was awarded a Harry Ransom Center Research Fellowship for the radio project Poets on Air

Research Interests

Adrian Paterson's research ranges from the present day to the eighteenth century, with a particular focus on artistic interactions, modernism, Irish literature, media and sound technology, poetry, and music. Recent work, including articles on W.B. Yeats, George Bernard Shaw, James Joyce, and Ezra Pound, investigates music, the voice, and acoustics in the fin-de-siecle; but also pursues sound and instrument technology as far back as Goldsmith and eighteenth century performance spaces (for Irish Literature in Transition Vol. 2 1780-1830 ed. Claire Connolly). Exploring the personal conceptions and political connections created by print, orality, and media, from broadcasting to broadsides, his work opens up a broad field of intertextual and intermedial relations. Ongoing research projects include Onus: The Weight of Words, uncovering how techniques of criticism and theory function in twentieth and twenty-first century all-media contexts; a fellowship Poets on Air at the Harry Ransom Center and the IRC-funded Perfect Pitch: Music in Irish Poetry from Moore to Muldoon. 

Keywords: Modernism; fin de siècle and twentieth century literature; nineteenth century literature; literature and the arts, especially music; orality, print, performance, technology, including radio and instrument making; the works of W.B.Yeats, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, James Clarence Mangan, Thomas Moore, T.S.Eliot, Samuel Beckett, Katherine Mansfield, Virginia Woolf, George Bernard Shaw.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2019 CHRISTOPHER MCCANN - REVEALING SOCIAL HIERARCHY THROUGH MUSIC IN IRISH LITERATURE 01-SEP-19 31-AUG-21
POETS ON AIR: RADIO, WORD, AND SOUND 01-JUL-19
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2017 TIANA MAREEN FISCHER - RETAINING FLUX IN FIXITY: REVISIONAL COMPOSITION, AUTOPOIESIS, AND THE META-MEDIALITY OF MODERNIST TEXTS 01-OCT-17 30-SEP-21
IRC POSTGRADUATE SCHOLARSHIP 2017 GABRIELLE FLETCHER - DISLOCATING REFORMIST NOTIONS OF THE FEMALE IDEAL IN THE NOVELS OF GERTRUDE STEIN, DJUNA BARNES, AND EDITH WHARTON 01-OCT-17 30-SEP-20
IRC POSTGRADUATE I CORFE ADRIAN PATERSON 01-OCT-13 30-SEP-20
IRC POSTGRADUATE: PURCELL Deforming Disability in the Works of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett 01-SEP-12 01-MAR-07
IRC POSTDOC RESEARCH: PATERSON Perfect Pitch: Music and Irish Poetry from Moore to Muldoon 01-OCT-09

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2020)
Paterson, Adrian; Reynier, Christine (Ed.). (2020) Modernist Non-fictional Narratives of War and Peace (1914-1950) Paris: E-rea: Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone. [DOI] [Details]
(2018)
Paterson, Adrian; Reynier, Christine (Ed.). (2018) Modernist Non Fictional Narratives: Rewriting Modernism Paris: E-Rea: Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone. [Details]

Audiovisual material

  Year Publication
(2017) Yeats & the West.
Paterson, Adrian (2017) Yeats & the West. Galway, Sligo, New York: Audiovisual material [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Crediting Ghosts: W.B. Yeats and George Yeats collaborate with the dead'
Paterson, Adrian (2020) 'Crediting Ghosts: W.B. Yeats and George Yeats collaborate with the dead'. Modernism-Modernity, Print+ Cluster (2020) [Details]
(2020) ''True of Voice': Shaw, Florence Farr, and George J. Lee’s The Voice’'
Adrian Paterson (2020) ''True of Voice': Shaw, Florence Farr, and George J. Lee’s The Voice’'. Shaw-The Journal Of Bernard Shaw Studies, 40 (2) [Details]
(2020) ''Of war and war's alarms': W.B. Yeats from On the Boiler (1939)'
Paterson, Adrian (2020) ''Of war and war's alarms': W.B. Yeats from On the Boiler (1939)'. E-rea: Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone, 17 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Introduction: “We Are Also Hospital”. Modernist Non-fictional Narratives of War and Peace (1914-1950)'
Paterson, Adrian; Reynier, Christine (2020) 'Introduction: “We Are Also Hospital”. Modernist Non-fictional Narratives of War and Peace (1914-1950)'. E-rea: Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone, 17 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2018) ''Stitching and Unstitching': Yeats Material and Immaterial'
Adrian Paterson (2018) ''Stitching and Unstitching': Yeats Material and Immaterial'. Review of Irish Studies in Europe, 2 (1) [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Men of Letters: W.B. Yeats’s A Packet for Ezra Pound (1929)'
Paterson, Adrian (2018) 'Men of Letters: W.B. Yeats’s A Packet for Ezra Pound (1929)'. E-rea: Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone, 15 (2) [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Introduction: Modernist Non-fictional Narratives: Rewriting Modernism'
Paterson, Adrian; Reynier, Christine (2018) 'Introduction: Modernist Non-fictional Narratives: Rewriting Modernism'. E-rea: Revue électronique d’études sur le monde anglophone, [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2020) 'Pound Notes: Music and Modernist Poetry'
Paterson, Adrian (2020) 'Pound Notes: Music and Modernist Poetry' In: Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Music. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
(2020) 'Harps and Pepperpots, Songs and Pianos: Irish Poetry 1780-1830'
Paterson, Adrian (2020) 'Harps and Pepperpots, Songs and Pianos: Irish Poetry 1780-1830' In: Cambridge History of Irish Literature Vol. 5 1780-1830. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Details]
(2018) 'Words for Music Perhaps: W. B. Yeats, Music and Meaninglessness'
Paterson, Adrian (2018) 'Words for Music Perhaps: W. B. Yeats, Music and Meaninglessness' In: Essays on Music and Langauge in Modernist Literature. London: Routledge. [Details]
(2016) 'Try, if possible, to hear something: Wagner in The Waste Land, Edinburgh Companion to T.S.Eliot and the Arts, ed. Francis Dickey and John Morgenstern'
Paterson, Adrian (2016) 'Try, if possible, to hear something: Wagner in The Waste Land, Edinburgh Companion to T.S.Eliot and the Arts, ed. Francis Dickey and John Morgenstern' In: Edinburgh Companion to T.S.Eliot and the Arts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
(2013) 'On the Pavements Grey: W. B. Yeats, William Morris, and the Suburban Paradise'
Paterson, Adrian (2013) 'On the Pavements Grey: W. B. Yeats, William Morris, and the Suburban Paradise' In: Irish Writing London Vol. 1. London: Bloomsbury. [Details]
(2012) '‘After Music: Chamber Music and the Blank Page’'
Paterson, Adrian (2012) '‘After Music: Chamber Music and the Blank Page’' In: The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered. Gainesville: Florida University Press. [Details]
(2012) ''Thirteen Teeth: James Joyce’s Pomes Penyeach’'
Paterson, Adrian (2012) ''Thirteen Teeth: James Joyce’s Pomes Penyeach’' In: Time and Space in Words and Music. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. [Details]
(2011) ''Music will keep out temporary ideas: W. B. Yeats’s radio performances’'
Paterson, Adrian (2011) ''Music will keep out temporary ideas: W. B. Yeats’s radio performances’' In: Word and Music Studies 12. Amsterdam: Rodopi. [Details]
(2011) ''Thomas Moore''
Paterson, Adrian (2011) ''Thomas Moore'' In: British Writers Supplement Vol. XVII. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons. [Details]
(2011) '‘Drawing Breath: The Origins of Thomas Moore’s Melodies’'
Paterson, Adrian (2011) '‘Drawing Breath: The Origins of Thomas Moore’s Melodies’' In: Ireland and Romanticism: Publics, Nations, and Scenes of Cultural Production. London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
(2010) '‘The Curlew and the Abbey: Peter Warlock and W. B. Yeats’'
Paterson, Adrian (2010) '‘The Curlew and the Abbey: Peter Warlock and W. B. Yeats’' In: Irish Studies in Britain. Sunderland: Cambridge Scholars Press. [Details]
(2008) ''Frank O'Connor''
Paterson, Adrian (2008) ''Frank O'Connor'' In: British Writers Supplement Vol. XIV. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons. [Details]
(2007) ''James Clarence Mangan''
Paterson, Adrian (2007) ''James Clarence Mangan'' In: British Writers Supplement Vol. XIII. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons. [Details]
(2006) '‘An Imagined Music: W. B. Yeats, Music, and the Irish Tradition’'
Paterson, Adrian (2006) '‘An Imagined Music: W. B. Yeats, Music, and the Irish Tradition’' In: The Current Debate About the Irish Literary Canon: Essays Reassessing the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2012) Time and Space in Words and Music
Paterson, Adrian (2012) 'Thirteen Teeth: James Joyce’s Pomes Penyeach’ . In: Dunkel, Mario; Petermann, Emily; Sauerwald, Burkhard eds. Time and Space in Words and Music [Details]

Newspaper Articles

  Year Publication
(2015) ‘Joyous and recalcitrant, Yeats’s voice still resonates’.
Paterson, Adrian (2015) ‘Joyous and recalcitrant, Yeats’s voice still resonates’. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2015) ‘Walking naked: how Yeats’s work just got better and better’.
Paterson, Adrian (2015) ‘Walking naked: how Yeats’s work just got better and better’. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2018) 'Yeats at Ballylee'
Paterson, Adrian (2018) 'Yeats at Ballylee' Dublin Review of Books, . [Details]
(2017) 'Listening to the Women'
Paterson, Adrian (2017) 'Listening to the Women' Dublin Review of Books, 95 . [Details]
(2017) ''Traffic in Mockery''
Paterson, Adrian (2017) ''Traffic in Mockery'' Dublin Review of Books, 94 . [Details]
(2016) ''Not biting their tongues''
Paterson, Adrian (2016) ''Not biting their tongues'' Dublin Review of Books, 83 . [Details]
(2010) ''Synge’s Violin’'
Paterson, Adrian (2010) ''Synge’s Violin’' Dublin Review of Books, 13 . [Details]

Artwork

  Year Publication
(2015) Yeats & the West.
Paterson, Adrian (2015) Yeats & the West. Galway, Sligo, New York: Artwork [Details]

Web Page

  Year Publication
(2016) Yeats & the West.
Paterson, Adrian (2016) Yeats & the West. Web Page [Details]
(2016) Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society.
Paterson, Adrian (2016) Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society. Web Page [Details]

Web Page

  Year Publication
(2016) Yeats & the West.
Paterson, Adrian (2016) Yeats & the West. Web Page [Details]
(2016) Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society.
Paterson, Adrian (2016) Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society. Web Page [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2020) Words and Music Association Forum, St Andrews University,
Paterson, Adrian (2020) ‘Yeats and Crazy Jane: Words for Music’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Words and Music Association Forum, St Andrews University, St Andrews , 03-SEP-20. [Details]
(2020) Yeats Society International Summer School, Sligo,
Paterson, Adrian (2020) ‘The Things That Come Again: Yeats and the Arts of Memory’. [Invited Lecture], Yeats Society International Summer School, Sligo, Yeats Society International Summer School, Sligo , 19-AUG-20 - 20-AUG-21. [Details]
(2020) Bloomsday: Joyce and Wole Soyinka, Embassy of Ireland, Abuja, Nigeria,
Paterson, Adrian (2020) ‘Joyce Alone: overhearing Bloom’. [Invited Lecture], Bloomsday: Joyce and Wole Soyinka, Embassy of Ireland, Abuja, Nigeria, Embassy of Ireland, Abuja, Nigeria , 16-JUN-20. [Details]
(2019) International Yeats Society Conference ‘Yeats and Eros’, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris,
Paterson, Adrian (2019) ‘Would it were anything but merely voice’: Yeats, King Oedipus, and incest’. [Conference Paper], International Yeats Society Conference ‘Yeats and Eros’, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris , 06-DEC-19. [Details]
(2019) Research Seminar, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier,,
Paterson, Adrian (2019) ‘‘Summoning ghosts: George and W.B. Yeats’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Research Seminar, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier,, Université Paul Valéry, Montpellier, , 06-NOV-19. [Details]
(2019) Modernist Studies Ireland: First International Conference,
Paterson, Adrian (2019) ‘Yeats’s Last Broadcast’. [Conference Paper], Modernist Studies Ireland: First International Conference, NUI Galway , 30-MAY-19. [Details]
(2019) Modernist Studies Ireland, First International Conference,
Paterson, Adrian (2019) ‘Modernism and Galway’. [Invited Lecture], Modernist Studies Ireland, First International Conference, NUI Galway , 30-MAY-19. [Details]
(2018) Non-fictional modernisms: ESSE 14th International Conference, Masaryk University, Brno,
Paterson, Adrian (2018) ‘Of War and War’s Alarms: W.B.Yeats from On The Boiler (1939)’. [Conference Paper], Non-fictional modernisms: ESSE 14th International Conference, Masaryk University, Brno, Masaryk University, Brno , 01-SEP-18. [Details]
(2018) Modernist Studies Ireland: Works in Progress,,
Paterson, Adrian (2018) ‘I will make myself heard: the sleeps of George and W.B. Yeats’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Modernist Studies Ireland: Works in Progress,, NUI Galway , 01-NOV-18. [Details]
(2018) Culture Night: Galway City Museum,
Paterson, Adrian (2018) ‘Stranger in Aran: Elizabeth Rivers’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Culture Night: Galway City Museum, Galway City Museum , 26-SEP-18. [Details]
(2018) Mind and Spirit: University of Notre Dame,
Paterson, Adrian (2018) ‘Mummy Truths: Yeats’s All Souls’ Night’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Mind and Spirit: University of Notre Dame, Kylemore Abbey, University of Notre Dame , 30-SEP-18. [Details]
(2018) Oughterard Arts Festival,
Paterson, Adrian (2018) ‘Smelling Shaw’. [Invited Lecture], Oughterard Arts Festival, St Michael’s Church, Oughterard, Galway, , 15-AUG-18. [Details]
(2018) Judging Shaw: Columbia University, New York,
Paterson, Adrian (2018) ‘The Smiling Sewing Machine': GBS & WBY’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Judging Shaw: Columbia University, New York, Columbia University, New York , 12-APR-18. [Details]
(2018) EDEN: English and Drama Research Network,
Paterson, Adrian (2018) ‘Truth and politics in George Bernard Shaw’. [Conference Paper], EDEN: English and Drama Research Network, NUI Galway , 03-MAY-18. [Details]
(2017) Muse of Yeats Festival,
Paterson, Adrian (2017) ‘The Voice of Maud Gonne’. [Invited Lecture], Muse of Yeats Festival, Rossnaree, Co. Meath , 01-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017) International Yeats Society Conference, New York,,
Paterson, Adrian (2017) The Yeatses and California. [Conference Paper], International Yeats Society Conference, New York,, New York , 15-AUG-17. [Details]
(2017) International James Joyce Federation Conference,
Paterson, Adrian (2017) ‘Song and sources in Joyce’s A Portrait and Ulysses’. [Conference Paper], International James Joyce Federation Conference, London , 16-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017) T.S.Eliot Society Conference, Rapallo,
Paterson, Adrian (2017) ‘Frisch weht der Wind: Eliot, Pound, and Wagner’. [Conference Paper], T.S.Eliot Society Conference, Rapallo, Rapallo, Italy , 13-JUN-17. [Details]
(2017) Irish Studies Research Seminar, NUI Galway,
Paterson, Adrian (2017) ‘Suburban Paradises: W.B.Yeats’. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Studies Research Seminar, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 08-MAR-17. [Details]
(2016) Yeats & the West: The Model, Sligo,
Paterson, Adrian (2016) ‘Lake Isles, River Eyots: making Innisfree with the Yeats family’. [Keynote Address], Yeats & the West: The Model, Sligo, The Model Gallery, Sligo , 07-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Textiles and Irish Poetry, University of Leuven,
Paterson, Adrian (2016) ‘Stitching and Unstitching’: Yeats’s materials. [Invited Oral Presentation], Textiles and Irish Poetry, University of Leuven, Centre for Irish Studies, KU Leuven , 08-DEC-16. [Details]
(2016) Lady Gregory Yeats Autumn Gathering, Coole Park,
Paterson, Adrian (2016) ‘W.B.Yeats, Lady Gregory, and 1916’. [Invited Lecture], Lady Gregory Yeats Autumn Gathering, Coole Park, Coole Park, Galway , 30-SEP-16. [Details]
(2016) Non-fictional modernisms: ESSE 13th International Conference,
Paterson, Adrian (2016) ‘W.B.Yeats’s A Packet for Ezra Pound’. [Conference Paper], Non-fictional modernisms: ESSE 13th International Conference, NUI Galway , 18-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) International Yeats Society Conference, University of Limerick, Ireland,
Paterson, Adrian (2016) ‘Yeats at fifty: music of a lost kingdom’. [Conference Paper], International Yeats Society Conference, University of Limerick, Ireland, University of Limerick, Ireland , 01-AUG-16. [Details]
(2016) Poetry & Collaboration: Trinity College, Dublin,,
Paterson, Adrian (2016) ‘Fighting the Waves: Yeats’s modernist collaborations’. [Conference Paper], Poetry & Collaboration: Trinity College, Dublin,, Trinity College Dublin , 03-JUN-16. [Details]
(2016) Ireland 1916/2016 Columbia University,
Adrian Paterson (2016) Ballad and story, rann and song’: Yeats, 1916, and The Dreaming of the Bones‘. [Invited Lecture], Ireland 1916/2016 Columbia University, Columbia University, NY , 01-APR-16. [Details]
(2016) Irish Protestant Playwrights,
Paterson, Adrian (2016) ‘The Dry Bones of the Dead: Yeats as playwright’. [Conference Paper], Irish Protestant Playwrights, NUI Galway , 02-MAY-16. [Details]
(2015) Western Worlds: A Day at Yeats & the West, NUI Galway,
Adrian Paterson (2015) 'Yeats's Collaborations'/ 'An Interview with John Behan'. [Oral Presentation], Western Worlds: A Day at Yeats & the West, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 27-NOV-15. [Details]
(2015) International Yeats Society Conference, University of Limerick,
Adrian Paterson (2015) ‘Measures of Intimacy: Yeats, Daniel Albright, and the Noh’. [Conference Paper], International Yeats Society Conference, University of Limerick, University of Limerick , 28-OCT-15. [Details]
(2015) Yeats2015 Dongguk University/Irish Embassy, Seoul,
Adrian Paterson (2015) 'Yeats East and West'. [Keynote Address], Yeats2015 Dongguk University/Irish Embassy, Seoul, Dongguk University/Irish Embassy, Seoul, Korea , 13-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015) Clemson Colloquium on Racial Equality,
Adrian Paterson (2015) '‘‘Luminous Details: the case of Ezra Pound’. [Conference Paper], Clemson Colloquium on Racial Equality, Clemson University South Carolina , 14-APR-15. [Details]
(2015) Clemson University English Seminar,
Adrian Paterson (2015) ‘Paradises Lost: Suburbia, Socialism, and Modernist Poetics’. [Invited Lecture], Clemson University English Seminar, Clemson University, South Carolina , 10-MAR-15. [Details]
(2014) Words and Music Association Forum, Aarhus Denmark,
Adrian Paterson (2014) What is musical about poetry? Metaphysical & indefensible definitions’. [Conference Paper], Words and Music Association Forum, Aarhus Denmark, Aarhus Denmark , 19-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) Galway Development Commission,
Adrian Paterson (2014) 'Yeats and Galway'. [Invited Lecture], Galway Development Commission, Loughrea/Gort, Galway , 16-NOV-14. [Details]
(2014) Ted Hughes Weekend, Doonregan, Connemara,
Adrian Paterson (2014) 'Archaeology of the Mouth: Ted Hughes’s Soundscapes’. [Conference Paper], Ted Hughes Weekend, Doonregan, Connemara, Dooreagan, Connemara , 12-JUL-14. [Details]
(2014) Along the Krommurun: International James Joyce Federation, Utrecht,
Adrian Paterson (2014) 'After Midnight, After Music: Music and Sexuality in Giacomo Joyce’. [Conference Paper], Along the Krommurun: International James Joyce Federation, Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands , 16-JUN-14. [Details]
(2014) Reading Poetry at Galway City Museum,
Adrian Paterson (2014) ‘‘1801’ by Sinéad Morrissey’. [Invited Lecture], Reading Poetry at Galway City Museum, Galway City Museum , 07-MAY-14. [Details]
(2014) Music Literature, Historiography and Aesthetics IMR, London,
Adrian Paterson (2014) Music and sex in James Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce’. [Conference Paper], Music Literature, Historiography and Aesthetics IMR, London, London, Senate House , 30-JUL-14. [Details]
(2013) IASIL International Conference, Queen’s University Belfast,
Paterson, Adrian (2013) ‘The Gallery and the City: The Yeats brothers in 1913’. [Conference Paper], IASIL International Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, Queen's University Belfast , 24-JUL-13. [Details]
(2013) Modernism, Memory, and Media, NUI Maynooth,
Paterson, Adrian (2013) ‘Dragons, Dogs, and Dying Ladies: W.B.Yeats in 1913’. [Conference Paper], Modernism, Memory, and Media, NUI Maynooth, NUI Maynooth , 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) EFACIS International Conference,
Paterson, Adrian (2013) ‘Mad fingers play: W.B. Yeats and the lines and colours of 1913’. [Conference Paper], EFACIS International Conference, NUI Galway , 13-JUN-13. [Details]
(2013) Miami J’yce International Conference, University of Miami, FL,
Paterson, Adrian (2013) ‘Loth to depart?: Dowland and Joyce. [Conference Paper], Miami J’yce International Conference, University of Miami, FL, University of Miami, FL , 02-FEB-13. [Details]
(2012) Yeats International Summer School, Sligo,
Paterson, Adrian (2012) ‘Yeats’s Broadsides’. [Invited Lecture], Yeats International Summer School, Sligo, Sligo, Ireland , 23-AUG-12. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2019 Harry Ransom Center Research Fellow University of Austin at Texas
2018 Modernist Studies Ireland EXPLORE
2017 Writer in Residence The Model, Sligo
2013 FOCUS mentoring for PhDs EXPLORE

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Yeats Thoor Ballylee Society Director /
Modernist Studies Ireland President /
International Yeats Society Member /
Yeats2015 Member of Steering Group /
Words and Music Association Member /
International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures Member /
Modern Language Association of America Member /
Modernist Studies Association Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Humanities Research Committee Chair /
English Postgraduate Research Committee Director /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
NUI Galway Lecturer 01-NOV-11 /
Clemson University, South Carolina Associate Professor 05-JAN-15 / 01-JUN-15

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2002 Oxford University MSt English Literature: Twentieth Century
1997 Oxford University MA English Literature
1999 Trinity College Dublin MPhil Anglo-irish Literature
2008 Oxford University PhD English

Teaching Interests

Adrian Paterson teaches a wide variety of subjects from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries, from Swift and Sterne to contemporary poetry. Particular interests include modernist fiction, Irish poetry, and artistic interactions. 

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Isabel Corfe Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Tiana Fischer Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Eoghan Ryan Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Christopher Mc Cann Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor
Gabrielle Fletcher Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
1BA Reading Poetry (Introduction to English i) EN124
2BA Modernist Fiction EN3113/4
3BA Contemporary Irish Poetry EN404
3BA Studies in Twentieth Century Literature EN388
3BA Studies in Twentieth Century Poetry EN435
MA Yeats and the Cultural Revolution EN6125