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Mark Quigley

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  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Phone: 541-346-1340
  • Office: 525 PLC
  • Office Hours: On Leave; I will be checking e-mail intermittently during my absence.


"Modernization's Lost Pasts: Sean O'Faoláin, the Bell, and Irish Modernization Before Lemass." New Hibernia Review 18.4 (2014).

Empire's Wake: Postcolonial Irish Writing and the Politics of Modern Literary Form. New York: Fordham University Press, 2013.

"White Skin, Green Face: House of Pain and the Modern Minstrel Show." The Black and Green Atlantic: Cross-Currents of the African and Irish Diasporas Eds. David Lloyd and Peter D. O'Neill. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

"Unnaming the Subject: Samuel Beckett and Colonial Alterity." Samuel Beckett Today/Aujourd'hui 15 (2005)

"Modernity's Edge: Narrating Silence on the Blasket Islands." Interventions: An International Journal of Postcolonial Studies 5.3 (2003)



My research focuses primarily on twentieth-century British and Irish literature, global modernism, postmodernism, and postcolonial literature and cinema. 

My first book, Empire's Wake, traces the development of a distinctly postcolonial late modernism that begins to emerge in Irish writing in the late 1920s and effectively culminates in the 1950s with some of Samuel Beckett's key works.  Empire's Wake explores how the lively intellectual exchanges of this often neglected period of Irish writing help shed new light on the postcolonial legacies of Irish modernism and provide an important backdrop for understanding the effects of reconfiguring imperial space in terms of a rubric of globalization in the post World War II era. 

My current book project, Not Such A Long Way To Tipperary: Retracing Opposition to the First World War in Irish Popular Culture, explores the vibrant counterculture established by Irish feminists, nationalists, trade unionists, and pacifists to build opposition to Irish involvement in the First World War between 1914 and 1918. 

I teach a range of courses in modern British, Irish and postcolonial literatures as well as courses in Irish cinema and the history of the novel.  I also direct a study-abroad program based in Galway, Ireland each summer.