Biography

Educated at NUI-Galway (BA, MA) and at the University of Oxford, Balliol College (D.Phil.). Assistant Professor of English, Southern Illinois University (2000-2001), National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow, Keough Institute for Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame (2002-2003). Teaching at University of Limerick from 2003 to the present. Teaching and research interests include literary and cultural cultural criticism and theory; literature and enlightenment; literature and science; poetry and music; Irish studies; and utopian/dystopian satire. Has published widely on eighteenth-century studies, utopian studies, and Irish writing in English, in journals such as The Review of English Studies, the Field Day Review, Utopian Studies, Eighteenth-Century Ireland, and History Ireland. Has contributed essays on eighteenth-century Ireland to collections of essays on colonial discourse, Clare history, and Edmund Burke. Has also co-edited (with Tom Moylan), Exploring the Utopian Impulse (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2007) and (with Breandán MacSuibhne) a special edition of Éire-Ireland on Irish Catholicism. Has contributed biographical essays on John Aikin and Charles Burney to the Gale Dictionary of Eighteenth-Century British Historians. A collection of essays on Irish visual culture, co-edited with Eoin Flannery, was published by Syracuse University Press in 2009. His edition of The Selected Writings of Thomas Dermody was published by Field Day Press in 2012; a monograph, Enlightenment in Ruins: The Geographies of Oliver Goldsmith, was published in July of 2013 by Bucknell University Press (paperback 2015). An edition of the poetry of Laurence Whyte was published by Bucknell UP in 2016. A new Cambridge edition of the letters of Oliver Goldsmith, co-edited with David O'Shaughnessy of Trinity College Dublin, was published in 2018. Awarded an Augustin Hamilton Parker Fellowship at Harvard University's Houghton Library November-December 2018. Currently editing a volume of Goldsmith's poetry, as part of a multi-volume Cambridge UP edition of Goldsmith's works, for which he is co-general editor. He is also co-editor of Goldsmith in Context, a volume of essays in preparation for Cambridge University Press.

Head of English, 2011-2014; Assistant Dean of Faculty (Academic Affairs), 2014-2017. Currently Head of School of English, Irish, and Communication, 2019-Dec 2021.

Research Interests

Irish Studies, Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Studies, Poetry, Poetics, Criticism and Theory; The History of the Magazine.

Professional Activities

Committee

  • 2012 Academic Regulations Committee (ARC),
  • 2012 Academic Programmes Review Committee,
  • 2005 Cumann Merriman,

Award

  • 2012 - NDLR people's Choice Award Winner 2012: National (LiNC) projects.
  • 2008 - Mayers Fellowship, Huntington Library, San Marino California
  • 2002 - National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowships

Education

  • 2002 University of Oxford - Doctor of Philosophy
  • 1997 University of Oxford - M.Sc.
  • 1995 NUI - Master of Arts
  • 1994 NUI - B.A.

Association

  • ordinary member, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
  • Ordinary Member, Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society
  • ordinary member, Utopian Studies Society
  • ordinary member, American Conference for Irish Studies

Books

Enlightenment in Ruins: The Geographies of Oliver Goldsmith

Dr. Michael Griffin
2013
(Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University Press
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The Letters of Oliver Goldsmith

Dr. Michael Griffin
2018
Cambridge
Cambridge University Press
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The Selected Writings of Thomas Dermody

Dr. Michael Griffin
2012
Dublin
Field Day Press
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The Collected Poems of Laurence Whyte

Dr. Michael Griffin
2016
Lewisburg, PA
Bucknell University Press
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Book Chapters

Across Time and Space: The Utopian Impulses of Andrey Tarkovsky's Stalker

Dr. Michael Griffin
2007
Oxford
Peter Lang
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‘Our Native Tongue Most Shamefully Rejected': Education, Print Culture and English Literature in Eighteenth-Century Ennis

Dr. Michael Griffin
2008
Dublin
Geography Publications
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The Two Enlightenments of Merriman's Clare

Dr. Michael Griffin
2011
Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University Press
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Arcades Ambo: Robert Burns and Thomas Dermody

Dr. Michael Griffin
2011
Edinburgh
Edinburgh University Press
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Burke, Goldsmith and the Irish Absentees

Dr. Michael Griffin
2007
Duiblin
Irish Academic Press
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Oliver Goldsmith

Dr. Michael Griffin
2017
Cambridge
Cambridge University Press
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‘What d'ye call him, Tierconneldrago: Oliver Goldsmith and the Seven Years' War'

Dr. Michael Griffin
2014
Toronto
University Press of Toronto
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Hy-Brazil Hybridized: Utopian Colonies and Colonial Utopias in Ireland, 1641-1760

Dr. Michael Griffin
2007
Dublin
Four Courts
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Edited Books

Special Issue on Roger Casement: the Glocal Imperative

Dr. Michael Griffin
2016
https://breac.nd.edu/articles/category/roger-casement/
breac.nd.edu/Notre Dame
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Exploring the Utopian Impulse: Essays on Utopian Thought and Practice

Dr. Michael Griffin
2007
Oxford
Peter Lang
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Ireland in Focus: Film, Photography, and Popular Culture

Dr. Michael Griffin
2009
Syracuse, NY
Syracuse University Press
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Peer Reviewed Journals

Between Pope and Merriman: The Poetics and Politics of R Buggin's The Inchanted Garden (1716)

Dr. Michael Griffin
2013
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Delicate Allegories, Deceitful Mazes: Goldsmith's Landscapes

Dr. Michael Griffin
2001
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Affiliated to the Future: Culture, the Celt, and Matthew Arnold's Utopia

Dr. Michael Griffin
2007
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Utopian Music and the Problem of Luxury

Dr. Michael Griffin
2005
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Editors' Introduction

Dr. Michael Griffin
2005
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Infatuated to his Ruin: The Fate of Tom Dermody

Dr. Michael Griffin
2006
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Irish Catholics: Special Issue, edited

Dr. Michael Griffin
2005
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Other Journals

Crossing LInes with John Williams

Dr. Michael Griffin
2011
NUI-Galway
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Oliver Goldsmith and François-Ignace Espiard de la Borde: An Instance of Plagiarism

Dr. Michael Griffin
1999
Oxford
Oxford University Press
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Da's Boat, or Can the Submarine Speak?: The Ulster Miscellany (1752) and Other Glimpses of the Irish Atlantis

Dr. Michael Griffin
2006
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Conference Publications

American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Dr. Michael Griffin
2004
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Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Conference

Dr. Michael Griffin
2010
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Enemies of Empire: An Interdisciplinary Conference, , June 2004

Dr. Michael Griffin
2004
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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Dr. Michael Griffin
2012
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Utopian Studies Conference

Dr. Michael Griffin
2004
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American Conference for Irish Studies

Dr. Michael Griffin
2004
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The First Ralahine Centre Conference on Utopian Studies: Exploring the Utopian Impulse, , March ;

Dr. Michael Griffin
2005
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The 21st Annual Gilbert Lecture

Dr. Michael Griffin
2018
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The First Ralahine Centre Conference on Utopian Studies: Exploring the Utopian Impulse

Dr. Michael Griffin
2005
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American Conference for Irish Studies, Midwest Section

Dr. Michael Griffin
2002
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American Conference for Irish Studies

Dr. Michael Griffin
2005
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American Conference for Irish Studies, National Meeting, ;

Dr. Michael Griffin
2003
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Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society Conference

Dr. Michael Griffin
2005
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Conference Contributions

Storytelling in the Spectator Magazines Conference

Dr. Michael Griffin
2017
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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference

Dr. Michael Griffin
2012
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American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference

Dr. Michael Griffin
2013
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American Conference for Irish Studies

Dr. Michael Griffin
2013
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Irish Association for American Studies Conference

Dr. Michael Griffin
2013
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Strokestown Poetry Festival

Dr. Michael Griffin
2013
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The Atlantic Archipelagos Research Consortium

Dr. Michael Griffin
2015
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American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies

Dr. Michael Griffin
2017
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Other Publications

'Charles Burney'

Dr. Michael Griffin
2007
Bruccoli Clark Layman; Gale Research
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‘John Aikin'

Dr. Michael Griffin
2007
Bruccoli Clark Layman; Gale Research
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Oliver Goldsmith, Oxford Bibliographies, OUP.

Dr. Michael Griffin
2016
Oxford
Oxford University Press
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West47Online Literary Review

Dr. Michael Griffin
2007
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Digitisation of an 18th Century Limerick Periodical, The Magazine of Magazines

Dr. Michael Griffin
2012
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