Dr Adrian Paterson

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

Contact Details

Lecturer
English
Room 502, Tower 1
Department of English
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 Graduate Research for the Discipline of English, and Chair of the Humanities Research Committee. A graduate of Worcester College, Oxford, and Trinity College, Dublin, he is the curator of NUI Galway's Yeats & the West exhibition for Yeats2015, the author of Words for Music: W.B. Yeats and Musical Sense (forthcoming) and completed an Irish Research Council fellowship at the Moore Institute at NUI Galway entitled Perfect Pitch: Music in Irish Poetry from Moore to Muldoon. He has published widely on nineteenth and twentieth century literature, and writes with particular interest in the artistic interactions of modernism and the fin-de-siècle. 

Research Interests

Modernism; fin de siècle and twentieth century literature; nineteenth century literature; literature and the arts, especially music; orality, print, performance, technology, including radio broadcasting; the works of W.B.Yeats, Ezra Pound, James Joyce, William Morris, Thomas Moore, T.S.Eliot, Samuel Beckett.

Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
IRC POSTGRADUATE I CORFE ADRIAN PATERSON 01-OCT-13 30-SEP-17
IRC POSTGRADUATE: PURCELL Deforming Disability in the Works of James Joyce and Samuel Beckett 01-SEP-12
IRC POSTDOC RESEARCH: PATERSON Perfect Pitch: Music and Irish Poetry from Moore to Muldoon 01-OCT-09

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2016) '‘Pound Notes: Music and Modernist Poetry’'
Paterson, Adrian (2016) '‘Pound Notes: Music and Modernist Poetry’' In: Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Musi. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [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 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016)'
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 (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2016)' In: Edinburgh Companion to T.S.Eliot and the Arts. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. [Details]
(2015) '‘Words for Music Perhaps: W.B.Yeats, music, and meaninglessness’'
Paterson, Adrian (2015) '‘Words for Music Perhaps: W.B.Yeats, music, and meaninglessness’' In: Musical Modernism: Essays on Language and Music in Modernist Literature. Farnham: Ashgate. [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) '‘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]
(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]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(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]
(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) Irish Studies Seminar, NUI Galway,
Adrian Paterson (2014) ‘‘On the Pavements Grey’: The Suburban Paradises of William Morris and W.B.Yeats’. [Invited Lecture], Irish Studies Seminar, NUI Galway, NUI Galway , 04-DEC-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) 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]
(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]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2010) ''Synge’s Violin’'
Paterson, Adrian (2010) ''Synge’s Violin’' Dublin Review of Books, 13 . [Details]
(2010) '‘Thomas Moore’'
Paterson, Adrian (2010) '‘Thomas Moore’' British Writers, 17 :191-209. [Details]
(2008) ''Frank O'Connor''
Paterson, Adrian (2008) ''Frank O'Connor'' British Writers, 14 :211-230. [Details]
(2007) ''James Clarence Mangan''
Paterson, Adrian (2007) ''James Clarence Mangan'' British Writers, 13 :113-130. [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2013 EXPLORE EXPLORE

Professional Associations

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

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 /

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
Andrea Ciribuco Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Co-supervisor (1)
Siobhan Purcell Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Supervisor