Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Richard Alan Barlow
Associate Professor, School of Humanities
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 and Scottish literature. He is an international affiliate member of the Scottish Revival Network and the Academic Director of the Trieste Joyce School.

Dr Barlow has published articles in journals such as James Joyce Quarterly, Irish Studies Review, Irish Studies in Europe, Scottish Literary Review, and Philosophy and Literature. He has also been a contributor to The Irish Times and The Guardian. His first book, The Celtic Unconscious: Joyce and Scottish Culture, was published by University of Notre Dame Press in 2017. His most recent book - Modern Irish and Scottish Literature: Connections, Contrasts, Celticisms - was published by Oxford University Press in 2023.

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, the Centre for Scottish Culture at the University of Dundee, and the School of Irish Studies at Concordia University.

Dr Barlow is always interested in hearing from prospective graduate students!
Irish Studies
James Joyce
Scottish Literature
  • Mapping Finnegans Wake scholarship: Creating an online research platform linking the full text of Finnegans Waketext to existing analysis