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Professor Claire Lynch

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Claire Lynch is a Professor in English and Irish Literature at Brunel University London.

She specialises in teaching contemporary British and Irish fiction, Modernism, and Life Writing (both theory and practice) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

She is the author of three books and numerous articles and chapters.

Lynch, C. (2021). Small: On Motherhoods. London: Brazen/Hachette.

Lynch, C. (2014). Cyber Ireland: Text, Image, Culture. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Lynch, C. (2009). Irish Autobiography: Stories of Self in the Narrative of a Nation. Oxford: Peter Lang.


University of Oxford — 2004-2007: DPhil English Literature 

University of Kent — 2002-2003: MA European & Comparative Literature (Distinction)

University of Kent — 1999-2002: BA (Hons) English & American Literature


    • Vice-Chair, University Academic Appeals Committee: 2017- Present
    • Director, Equality and Diversity, Arts and Humanities: 2019- Present
    • Executive Council, British Association of Irish Studies: 2008-2019

Newest selected publications

Lynch, C. (2017) 'Twentieth Century Workers' Biographies', in Pierse, M. (ed.) A History of Irish Working-Class Writing. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. pp. 364 - 377. ISBN 10: 1107149681. ISBN 13: 978-1107149687. Open Access Link

Book chapter

Lynch, C. (2017) '‘Everything not saved will be lost’: Videogames, Violence, and Memory in Contemporary Irish Fiction'. Irish University Review, 47 (1). pp. 126 - 142. ISSN: 0021-1427 Open Access Link

Journal article

Lynch, C. (2016) 'Irish life-writing in the digital era', in Harte, L. (ed.) A History of Irish Autobiography. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. pp. 379 - 393. ISBN 10: 1-107-13144-8. ISBN 13: 978-1107131446.

Book chapter

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.

Book chapter

Lynch, C. (2014) 'Cyber Ireland: Text, Image, Culture'. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 10: 0230358179 ISSN 13: 9780230358171

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