School of Social, Historical and Literary Studies
Dr Páraic Finnerty
Senior Lecturer in English Literature
Páraic joined the University of Portsmouth as lecturer in English literature in 2004, having previously taught at the University of Kent. He teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century English and American literature. His central research interests are transatlantic literary relations, American literature, women's writing, and literary representations of genders and sexualities.
- Dickinson and her British Contemporaries: Victorian Poetry in Nineteenth-Century America. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP. 2014.
- (co-authored with C. Boyce and A. Millim) Victorian Celebrity Culture and Tennyson’s Circle. Basingstoke: Palgrave-Macmillan. 2013.
- Emily Dickinson’s Shakespeare. Amherst: U of Massachusetts P, 2006.
Journal Special Issues
- (co-edited with B. Price) Communities and Companionship Early Modern Literary Studies (forthcoming 2013)
- (co-edited with P. Pulham) Decadent Crossings Symbiosis: a Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations. 16.2 (October 2012).
- (co-edited with B. Price) Amity in Early Modern Literature and Culture Literature and History 20.1 (Spring 2011).
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles
- ‘Decadent Masculinity in Early James.’ Symbiosis: a Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations. 16. 2 (October 2012), 147-63.
- “‘Dreamed of your meeting Tennyson in Ticknor and Fields -’: A Transatlantic Encounter with Britain’s Poet Laureate” The Emily Dickinson Journal 20.1 (2011), 56-77.
- ‘“Both are alike; and both alike we like’: Sovereignty and Amity in Shakespeare’s King John.’ Literature and History 20.1 (2011), 38-58
- ‘The Englishman in America: Masculinity in Love and Death on Long Island and Father of Frankenstein.’Genders (Spring 2010)
- ‘Rival Italies: Emily Dickinson, John Ruskin and Henry James.’ Prose Studies 31.2 (2009). pp. 109-121.
- “Queer Appropriation: Shakespeare’s sonnets and Dickinson’s love poems.”Borrowers and Lenders: The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation 3.2 (2008).
- ‘A Dickinson Reverie: The Worm, the Snake, Marvel, and Nineteenth-Century Dreaming.’ The Emily Dickinson Journal 16.2 (2007). pp. 94-118.
- ‘The Body of the Terrorist in Contemporary Cinema.’ Reconstruction: A Journal in Contemporary Culture 7.2 (2007) co-written with R.Duggan, http://reconstruction.eserver.org/071/dugganfinnerty.shtml
- ‘The Daisy and the Dandy: Emily Dickinson and Oscar Wilde.’ Symbiosis: a Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relations. 9.1 (2005). pp 63-87.
- ‘“We think of others possessing you with the throes of Othello”: Dickinson playing Othello, race and Tommaso Salvini.’ The Emily Dickinson Journal 11.1 (2002). pp. 81-90.
- ‘Reading Transformations: Emily Dickinson's Shakespeare.’ Studies in English and Comparative Literature 12 (1999). pp. 227-39.
- ‘“No Matter Now Sweet - But When I am Earl”: Dickinson's Shakespearean Cross Dressing.’ The Emily Dickinson Journal 7.2 (1998). pp.65-94.
- ‘Shakespeare’ and ‘Transatlantic Women Writers’ in Emily Dickinson in Context. Ed. Eliza Richards. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2013.
- “Killer Boys: Male Friendship and Criminality in The Butcher Boy, Elephant and Boy A.” Crime Cultures: Figuring Criminality in Fiction and Film. Eds. B. Nicol, P. Pulham and E. McNulty. London: Continuum Books 2010 141-154.
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