Dr James Kelly

Biography

I studied for a BA in English and MA in Anglo-Irish literature in University College Dublin (1994-98). In 2000 I went to the University of Edinburgh where I studied for my PhD with the Department of English, using the work of the Irish Gothic novelist Charles Robert Maturin (1780-1824) to examine wider issues in Romantic period fiction. I was awarded an IRCHSS post-doctoral fellowship in 2006-07 in University College Dublin. This was followed by a 3-year position in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, where I lectured across the curriculum, concentrating on Romantic, Victorian, and Twentieth-century writing. I also lectured in the University of Sheffield where I led seminars from Renaissance literature right up to the present day. I joined the University of Exeter in 2012.