Academic Profile

Richard Alan Barlow is an associate professor at NTU where he teaches courses on James Joyce, Irish literature, Scottish literature, Gothic literature, and Modernism. He received his PhD from Queen’s University Belfast and his MA and MLitt from the University of Aberdeen. His main research interests are Irish Modernism and Celticism, with a special focus on the works of Joyce.

Dr Barlow has published articles in journals such as James Joyce Quarterly, Irish Studies Review, Scottish Literary Review, and Philosophy and Literature. He has also been a contributor to The Irish Times and The Guardian. His first monograph, The Celtic Unconscious: Joyce and Scottish Culture, was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2017. His new book - Modern Irish and Scottish Literature: Connections, Contrasts, Celticisms - is forthcoming with Oxford University Press.

Richard has been an invited speaker at the Trieste Joyce School, the Vienna Irish Studies and Cultural Theory Summer School, and the Oxford Modern and Contemporary Literature Research Seminar. He has also given seminars at the Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen and the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee. He is an international affiliate member of the Scottish Revival Network.

Dr Barlow is always interested in hearing from prospective graduate students.
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Assoc Prof Richard Alan Barlow
Associate Professor, School of Humanities

James Joyce
Irish Studies
Scottish Literature
Modernism
 
  • Mapping Finnegans Wake scholarship: Creating an online research platform linking the full text of Finnegans Waketext to existing analysis
 
  • Richard Barlow. (2020). James Joyce and Walter Scott: Incest, Rivers of History and 'old useless papers'. Scottish Literary Review, 12(1), 1-18.

  • Richard Barlow. (2019). ‘Celticism, ballad transmission, and the schizoid voice: Ossianic Fragments in Owenson, Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett’. Irish Studies Review, 27(4), 473-492.

  • Barlow, Richard. (2017). The Celtic Unconscious: Joyce and Scottish Culture. University of Notre Dame Press.

  • Richard Barlow. (2021). End(s) of the world/world without end: Coming Events and the Twoheaded Octopus of Ulysses. James Joyce Quarterly, 58(1-2), 115-130.

  • Richard Barlow. (2012). The “united states of Scotia Picta”: Scottish literature and history in Finnegans Wake. James Joyce Quarterly, 48(2), 305-318.