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I am a senior lecturer and the Course Leader for English Literature. I specialise in the Victorian period, and I have a particular interest in the literature of the British empire. In both my teaching and my research, I assume a transnational and global approach to the nineteenth-century, although my research focuses largely on the Indian subcontinent. My first monograph, 'Imperial Women Writers in Victorian India' was published in 2017. Since then I have produced a scholarly edition of two early nineteenth-century travel texts and I have been working on transnational anti-colonial discourses in fin-de-siècle India. I am also developing a pedagogical project to decolonise the Victorians. I am happy to supervise Phds in related topics.
I am currently teaching 19th century Indian writing in English on the module, Race, Nation and Identity. I also teach Sex and the City: Victorian Metropolis to Modernist Wasteland; Deadly Desires and Dangerous Discourse: Gothic Literature and Theory; and Black and Asian Writing in English.
My research interests are Victorian literature and culture; global nineteenth-century literatures; travel writing; colonial and postcolonial studies; ecocritical and new materialist theories; and Victorian India.
Agnew, Éadaoin (2022) When nature "punches back" : a new materialist reading of Alice Perrin's 'East of Suez'. European Journal of English Studies, 26(1), pp. 66-84. ISSN (print) 1382-5577
Agnew, Eadaoin, Alliez, Eric, Auerbach, Paul, Blackburn, Robert, Botting, Fred, Brady, Mary, Caygill, Howard, Chadwick, Howard, Chanter, Tina, Choat, Simon, Chu, Jonathan, Cinpoes, Radu, Coultas, Valerie, Dines, Martin, Dixon, Paul, Favretto, Ilaria, Finn, Peter, Giaxoglou, Korina, Goldsmith, Carlie, Hallward, Peter, Hawkins, Sue, Haywood, Peter, Higginbottom, Andrew, Ichijo, Atsuko, Isaac, Marina, Jensen, Meg, Kayyali, Reem, Kettyle, Ann, Lambrou, Marina, Latimer, Amanda, Linton, Marisa, Lipsedge, Karen, Malabou, Catherine, O Maoilearca, John, McQuillan, Martin, Micklethwaite, Paul, Morgan Wortham, Simon, O'Brien, Catherine, Osborne, Peter, Pinnock, Winsome, Piper, Jason, Ponto, Maria, Raphael, Sam, Reid, Trish, Roberts, Mike, Rogers, David, Sandford, Stella, Searby, Michael, Siddiki, Jalal Uddin, Smart, Jackie, Spencer, Philip, Stockhammer, Engelbert, Stuart, John, Suess, Eleanor, Swift, Allan, Upstone, Sara, Vallee-Tourangeau, Frederic, Wells, Julian and Wilson, Scott (2014) Education should be a right for all. The Guardian,
Agnew, Eadaoin (2011) 'An Old Vagabond': science and sexuality in Marianne North's representations of India. Nineteenth Century Gender Studies, 7(2), ISSN (online) 1556-7524
Agnew, Eadaoin (2017) Imperial women writers in Victorian India: representing colonial life, 1850-1910. Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan. 203p. (Palgrave studies in nineteenth-century writing and culture) ISBN 9783319331942
Adelman, Juliana and Agnew, Eadaoin, eds. (2011) Science and technology in nineteenth-century Ireland. Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press. 192p. ISBN 9781846822919
Agnew, Eadaoin [Editor], Hughes, Eamonn [Editor], Magennis, Caroline [Editor] and Morin, Christina [Editor] (2008) A further shore: essays in Irish and Scottish studies. Aberdeen, U.K. : AHRC Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies. ISBN 9781906108021
Agnew, Eadaoin (2014) Refracting the Raj : Hariot Dufferin's photographs of India, 1884-88. In: Saunders, Clare Broome, (ed.) Women, travel writing and truth. Abingdon, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 77-90. (Routledge research in travel writing) ISBN 9781138023529
Agnew, Eadaoin (2012) A city 'on the rise': travel and tourism in nineteenth-century Belfast. In: Purdue, Olwen, (ed.) Belfast : the emerging city, 1850-1914. Dublin, Ireland : Irish Academic Press. pp. 135-156. ISBN 9780716531456
Agnew, Eadaoin (2011) Travel writing. In: Murphy, James H., (ed.) The Oxford history of the Irish book: the Irish book in English, 1800-1891. Oxford, U.K. : Oxford University Press. (iv) ISBN 9780198187318
Agnew, Eadaoin (2011) A microscopic look at Mary Ward: gender, science, and religion in nineteenth-century Ireland. In: Adelman, Juliana and Agnew, Eadaoin, (eds.) Science and technology in nineteenth-century Ireland. Dublin, Ireland : Four Courts Press. ISBN 9781846822919
Agnew, Eadaoin (2008) Relocating domesticity: letters from India by Lady Hariot Dufferin. In: Kuehn, Julia and Smethurst, Paul, (eds.) Travel writing, form, and empire: the poetics and politics of mobility. Oxford, U.K. : Routledge. pp. 95-107. (Routledge Research in Travel Writing) ISBN 9780415962940