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I completed my PhD on the works of Samuel Beckett and Gertrude Stein at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, in 2016. I also completed my B.A. in English Studies at Trinity College Dublin, where I was elected a Trinity Scholar and awarded the Trinity Gold medal upon graduating. I am currently preparing a digital genetic edition of Samuel Beckett’s Compagnie/ Company module as part of the Beckett Digital Manuscript Project (www.beckettarchive.org) due 2020. An accompanying print monograph analyzing the genisis of these late prose texts, The Making of Samuel Beckett’s Compagnie/ Company is forthcoming with Bloomsbury in 2019. I co-edited a Special Issue of Samuel Beckett Today/ Aujhourd’hui with James Little on Beckett’s grey canon, entitled Draff (forthcoming, 2019). I will be contributing a chapter on Beckett’s short fiction to The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Beckett, eds. Mark Nixon & Dirk Van Hulle (Oxford University Press, 2020), and an article on Joyce and Stein is also forthcoming in the James Joyce Quarterly 55:1-2 (2019). Articles on Beckett and/ or Stein have been published in the Journal of Beckett Studies, The Southern Review, and Samuel Beckett Today/ Aujourd’hui. “Samuel Beckett: Going On in Style” was nominated for, and received a Special Mention in, the 2017 Pushcart Prize.
Main Fields of Research
Modernism and the Visual Arts
Anglo-Irish Literature; in particular Samuel Beckett and James Joyce
Genetic criticism & textual scholarship
PUBLICATIONS (peer reviewed)
Beckett and Stein. Elements of Beckett Studies.
Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming, 2020.
A monograph adaptation of my PhD thesis that argues for Gertrude Stein’s influence on Samuel Beckett, and the comparability of their aesthetics of language and writing styles.
The Making of Samuel Beckett's Compagnie/ Company.
Bloomsbury Academic/ UP Antwerp. Forthcoming, 2019/2020.
A monograph of the genesis of Beckett’s Compagnie/ Company will be published in a corresponding print volume by Bloomsbury Academic. This book will contain a comprehensive reference guide to the history of the texts from its genesis through to its full publication history.
Samuel Beckett, Compagnie/ Company: a digital genetic edition. Series 'The Beckett Digital Manuscript Project'. Edited by Georgina Nugent-Folan. Brussels: University Press Antwerp (ASP/UPA). Forthcoming, 2020.
“Draff”: Samuel Beckett Today/ Aujhourd'hui 33.1 (Spring 2019). Eds. James Little and Georgina Nugent Folan. Brill Press (The Netherlands). A special edition of SBT/A that focuses on Beckett’s underexamined works. Forthcoming, 2019.
“Other Short Fiction.” In: The Oxford Handbook of Samuel Beckett, eds. Mark Nixon and Dirk Van Hulle (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020). (7,000 words)
“Digitising Cultural Complexity: Representing Rich Cultural Data in a Big Data environment” (with Jennifer Edmond) in The Oxford Handbook of Digital Technology and Society, eds. Ronald Rice and Simeon Yates (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019).(7,000 words).
“Pedagogies of place: Teaching and Studying Beckett in Dublin and Trinity College” (with Feargal Whelan). In: Journal of Beckett Studies 29.1. Forthcoming, April 2020.
“Lexis as census: James Joyce and Gertrude Stein's approaches to the peopling of Ulysses and The Making of Americans.” James Joyce Quarterly 55.1-2. Special issue: Joyce and the Encyclopaedia. Forthcoming, 2019.(9,000 words).
“Data, Metadata, Narrative: Barriers to the Reuse of Cultural Sources” (with Jennifer Edmond). Springer Communications in Computer Information Science (CCIS), 755: 2017, pp. 253-260.
“Personal Apperception: Samuel Beckett, Gertrude Stein, and Paul Cézanne's La Montagne Saint Victoire.” In: Beginning of the Murmur: Archival Pre-texts and Other Sources: Samuel Beckett Today/ Aujhourd'hui 27. Eds. Mark Nixon and Conor Carville, December 2015.
“Samuel Beckett: Going on in Style.” In: The Southern Review 51.2, Spring 2015.
Nominated for and received a "Special Mention" in the 2017 Pushcart Prize
“Alternative Compagnie: Textual variants in Beckett's Compagnie/ Company.” In: Journal of Beckett Studies 24.1, April 2015.
“‘Ill Buttoned’: Comparing the representation of objects in Samuel Beckett's Ill Seen Ill Said and Gertrude Stein's Tender Buttons.” In: Journal of Beckett Studies 22.1, April 2013.
Review of The Composition of Sense in Gertrude Stein’s Landscape Writing, by Linda Voris. In: Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature 37.2 (Fall 2018), pp. 458-460.
AWARDS, PRIZES & FUNDING
2017 Pushcart Prize 2017 (Special Mention): "Samuel Beckett: Going on in Style"
2013 A. J. Leventhal Scholarship (Trinity College Dublin)
2011 Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship
2010 Gold Medal (Trinity College Dublin);
Composition Prize in Modern Languages (shared; Trinity College Dublin);
Graduated first of the first-class degree results in TCD English Studies class of 2010.
2008 Scholar of Trinity College Dublin (Sch. T.C.D.)
2017-2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Centre for Digital Humanities, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
2016-2017 Lecturer & Tutor, Department of French, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
2015-2017 Occasional Lecturer & Tutor, School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
2013-2015 Tutor/ Teaching assistant, School of English, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.