Academic Profile

Kevin Riordan is an Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota and a BA from Amherst College in English and Theater & Dance. Prior to joining NTU, he taught in the Writing Program at NYU Abu Dhabi where he was also Associate Director of the Writing Center. Riordan was a 2018 Writing Fellow at the Johannesburg Institute for Advanced Study, and in 2017 he co-founded the Modernist Studies in Asia (MSIA) research network. His research examines shifting understandings of global time and space in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and he currently is working on a literary and cultural history of the around-the-world tour. In addition to his academic interests, Riordan is a Resident Artist in the New York–based performance group Theater Mitu.
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Asst Prof Kevin Andrew Riordan
Assistant Professor, School of Humanities

Theater and Performance
Comparative and World Literatures
  • Singapore's Joseph Conrad: A Study in Global Modernism
  • Kevin Riordan. (2021). On World Literature's Frontier: Jules Verne and the Portable Printing Press. Nineteenth-Century Contexts 43 (1), 35-54.

  • Kevin Riordan. (2021). Unremaking the War: Theatrical Historiography in Alfian Sa'at's Tiger of Malaya. Theatres of War: Contemporary Perspectives, 71-78.

  • Rebecca Kastleman, Kevin Riordan, Claire Warden. (2019). Modernism on the World Stage. Modernism/Modernity, Print Plus 4 (3).

  • Kevin Riordan. (2018). Jean Cocteau's Around-the-World Performance. Modernism/Modernity 25 (4), 633-654.

  • Kevin Riordan. (2017). Performance in the Wartime Archive: Michio Ito at the Alien Enemy Hearing Board. American Studies 55/56 (4/1), 67-89.