Dr Éadaoin Agnew


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.

Academic responsibilities

Senior lecturer

Teaching and learning

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.

Undergraduate courses taught

Postgraduate courses taught


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.

Research student supervision


Number of items: 12.


Agnew, √Čadaoin (2023) "Physically this universe is one" : universal unity in Swami Vivekananda's 'Raja Yoga'. Victorian Popular Fictions Journal, ISSN (online) 2632-4253 (In Press)

Agnew, √Čadaoin (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

Book Section

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

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