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Dr. Stanley Van Der Ziel

Biography

Dr Stanley van der Ziel was educated at the University of Leiden and at University College Dublin, where he was awarded a PhD in Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama in 2008.

He has previously lectured on English and Irish literature at University College Dublin, the University of Limerick, St Patrick's College Drumcondra (where he was also an IRCHSS Postdoctoral Research Fellow in 2011-12), and the Institute of Irish Studies at the University of Liverpool.

He has published widely on 20th- and 21st-century Irish literature, particularly on the fiction of John McGahern. A monograph, John McGahern and the Imagination of Tradition, appeared from Cork University Press in 2016. He is also the editor of McGahern's collected non-fiction, published as Love of the World: Essays by Faber & Faber in 2009. He is currently preparing an edition of McGahern's selected dramatic writings, also for Faber & Faber.

Research Interests

Dr van der Ziel's research interests are in 20th- and 21st-century Irish literature. He has a particular interest in the work of John McGahern, as well as in W.B. Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Derek Mahon, Joseph O'Neill and others. Among other things, he is currently working on a number of projects concerned with the presence of Shakespeare in 20th-century Irish literature.

Publications

Books

2016

John McGahern and the Imagination of Tradition
van der Ziel, S.
(2016) John McGahern and the Imagination of Tradition
Cork : Cork University Press

Book Chapters

2017

An Interview with John McGahern
van der Ziel, S.
(2017) An Interview with John McGahern
In John McGahern: Authority and Vision; Manchester : Manchester University Press

2008

John McGahern: Nightlines
van der Ziel, S.
(2008) John McGahern: Nightlines
In A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story; Malden and Oxford : Wiley-Blackwell pp. 488-497

Edited Books

2009


(2009)
In Love of the World: Essays, by John McGahern; van der Ziel, S.(Ed.) London : Faber & Faber

Peer Reviewed Journals

2017

John McGahern, Post-Revival Literature and Irish Cultural Criticism
van der Ziel, S.
(2017) John McGahern, Post-Revival Literature and Irish Cultural Criticism
In New Hibernia Review;

2015

Beneath the Surface: The Subterranean Modernism of Joseph O'Neill's Netherland
van der Ziel, S.
(2015) Beneath the Surface: The Subterranean Modernism of Joseph O'Neill's Netherland
In Critique: Studies In Contemporary Fiction; pp. 207-222
DOI: 10.1080/00111619.2014.884992

2013

McGahern, Austen, and the Aesthetics of Good Manners
van der Ziel, S.
(2013) McGahern, Austen, and the Aesthetics of Good Manners
In Essays in Criticism; pp. 203-222
DOI: 10.1093/escrit/cgt007

2012

It's a Long Way to Tipperary: Globalisation and Tradition in Joseph O'Neill's Netherland
van der Ziel, S.
(2012) It's a Long Way to Tipperary: Globalisation and Tradition in Joseph O'Neill's Netherland
In The Irish Review; pp. 60-76

2005

Fionn and Oisin in the Land of Wink and Nod: Heroes, History, and the Creative Imagination in John McGahern's Amongst Women
van der Ziel, S.
(2005) Fionn and Oisin in the Land of Wink and Nod: Heroes, History, and the Creative Imagination in John McGahern's Amongst Women
In Canadian Journal Of Irish Studies; pp. 10-18

2005

John McGahern: An Annotated Bibliography
van der Ziel, S.
(2005) John McGahern: An Annotated Bibliography
In Irish University Review; pp. 175-202

2005

'All This Talk and Struggle': John McGahern's The Dark
van der Ziel, S.
(2005) 'All This Talk and Struggle': John McGahern's The Dark
In Irish University Review; pp. 104-120

2005

Review essay of Memoir, by John McGahern
van der Ziel, S.
(2005) Review essay of Memoir, by John McGahern
In Irish University Review; pp. 463-469

2004

The Aesthetics of Redemption: John McGahern's That They May Face the Rising Sun
van der Ziel, S.
(2004) The Aesthetics of Redemption: John McGahern's That They May Face the Rising Sun
In Studies - An Irish Quarterly Review; pp. 473-486

Other Journals

2011

Learning to Read
van der Ziel, S.
(2011) Learning to Read
In John McGahern Yearbook; pp. 20-29