Claire Lynch is programme leader for the English BA at Brunel University London. A graduate of the University of Kent and the University of Oxford, Claire is a Senior Lecturer specialising in autobiography and contemporary Irish literature.
Claire is the Secretary of the British Association of Irish Studies (BAIS), complies the UK bibliography for the International Association of Studies in Irish Literatures (IASIL) and is founding co-Editor and now Advisory Board Member of H-Memory, the international discussion and review resource.
Newest selected publications
Lynch, C. (2016) 'Irish life-writing in the digital era', in Harte, L. (ed.) A History of Irish Autobiography. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
Lynch, C. (2016) 'Twentieth Century Workers' Biographies', in Pierse, M. (ed.) A Cambridge History of Irish Working-Class Writing. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.
Lynch, C. (2014) '“Educate that you might be free”: Childhood Reading in Irish Literary Autobiography', in Smith, J. and Luddy, M. (eds.) Children, childhood and Irish society 1500 to the present. Dublin : Four Courts Press. ISBN 13: 978-1-84682-525-5.
Lynch, C. (2014) 'The Drinker with the Writing Problem: Brendan Behan's Anecdotes of Alcoholism'. Irish University Review: a journal of Irish studies. pp. 165 - 181. ISSN: 0021-1427 Open Access Link