Hello! I research and teach across various topics in the digital humanities, specifically, digital literary studies. I took up a lectureship in the Department of Digital Humanities at University College Cork in July 2017, having previously held faculty positions at the University of Sheffield and Pennsylvania State University.
I am the author of Towards a Digital Poetics (Palgrave Macmillan 2019). I have also edited and co-edited several scholarly collections, including Reading Modernism with Machines (Palgrave Macmillan 2016). My research has appeared in a number of international peer-reviewed publications, including Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Digital Humanities Quarterly, Digital Studies/Le Champ Numérique, the International Journal of Humanities and Arts Computing and the MLA’s evolving anthology, Literary Studies in a Digital Age. I have given plenaries and guest lectures at a number of major institutions and gatherings. My research has also drawn some attention from the press, being cited in venues like The New Yorker.
I have been involved in a variety of digital projects, including the Joyce Word Dictionary.
A born-and-raised native of Cork city, I received my Ph.D. from University College Cork. Previous to the completion of my doctorate, I obtained a B.Sc. and M.Sc. (Cork Institute of Technology), a Higher Diploma in Arts in English (U.C.C.), and an M.A. in Modernity, Literature and Culture (University College Dublin).
I presently serve as the Director of DHSI Atlantic, and was Associate Director of the Digital Humanities Summer Institute at the University of Victoria, British Columbia for five years, 2013-2018. I chaired ELO2019, the first ever instance of the Electronic Literature Organization’s annual conference and media arts festival to be hosted in Ireland, and have previously served on the Association for Computers and the Humanities’ Standing Committee on Affiliates, and as a representative of the European Association for Digital Humanities on the DH2020 Program Committee. I am a member of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO), the Electronic Literature Organization (ELO), the Modern Language Association (MLA), and Irish Federation of University Teachers (IFUT).
As a creative writer, I have been published in numerous periodicals and anthologies, including The SHOp, Cyphers, and Southword. I am the author of three collections of poetry, the most recent of which is Courting Katie (Salmon Poetry 2017). I include third-place in the Gregory O’Donoghue International Poetry Prize 2016 among my honours, and have had the privilege of being a guest reader at national and international events.
I contribute regular articles and features to a number of periodicals, including The Guardian, The Irish Times, and the LA Review of Books.