Dr. Paul Fagan

Mag. Paul Fagan Adjunct Faculty in Literature







Courses Taught at WVPU

History of the Novel

Background and Facts

Paul Fagan has lectured in the history of British and Irish literature, modernism, and cultural studies at the University of Vienna, Salzburg University, University of Education Upper Austria, and Tromso University, Norway. He has been an invited lecturer at the London School of Economics' Philosophy Bookclub, the Trieste James Joyce Summer School, the Salzburg Easter School, and the Vienna Irish Studies and Cultural Theories Summer School, where is is also the co-founder and coordinator.

He is the co-founder and president of the International Flann O’Brien Society, as well as co-founder and general editor of The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O'Brien Studies, which is published by the Open Library of Humanities. He is the co-editor, with Ruben Borg and Werner Huber, of Flann O’Brien: Contesting Legacies, which was listed in the Irish Times top ten non-fiction books of 2014, and with Ruben Borg and John McCourt of Flann O'Brien: Problems with Authority.

Paul has published articles and reviews on 19th-century literature, Irish modernism, and cultural studies in James Joyce Quarterly, European Joyce Studies, Joyce Studies in Italy, Irish Studies in Europe, Wissenschaft und Kunst, and Partial Answers: Journal of Literature and the History of Ideas, with chapters in edited collections from Syracuse University Press, Manchester University Press, Cork University Press, Dalkey Archive Press, and Brill/Rodopi. He is currently working on the edited volumes Flann O’Brien: Gallows Humour (with Ruben Borg), Flann O’Brien: Acting Out (with Dieter Fuchs), Flann O'Brien and the Nonhuman: Animals, Environments, Machines (with Katherine Ebury and John Greaney), Stage Irish: Performance, Identity, Affect (with Fuchs and Tamara Radak) and Irish Modernisms: Gaps, Conjectures, Possibilities (with Greaney and Radak). He is completing his first monograph on the Irish Literary Hoax Tradition.