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Dr Paraic Finnerty

Reader in English and American Literature

Paraic Finnerty
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Biography

My central research interests are American literature and transatlantic literary relations. My first book, Emily Dickinson’s Shakespeare (2006), examines Shakespeare’s reception in nineteenth-century America and locates Dickinson’s allusions to his writings in this context. My second book, Dickinson and her British Contemporaries, will explore connections between Dickinson’s writings and the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Alfred Tennyson, the Brontës, and George Eliot. In 2012, I was awarded an AHRC Early Career Fellowship to facilitate the completion of this project.

I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Emily Dickinson International Society and serve on the Editorial Board of the Emily Dickinson Journal. 

Research Interests

Current Research Project: "Dickinson and her British Contemporaries”. This book-length project examines connections between Dickinson’s writings and the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Alfred Lord Tennyson, the Brontës, and George Eliot.

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