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Barry Sheils

Since leaving Warwick in January 2012, I have been lecturing full-time in the Department of English Language and Literature, University of Swansea.

Previous Academic Positions:

  • Co-convenor and Lecturer in Problems in Philosophy and Literature, Department of Philosophy, University of Warwick, Sept 2011 - July 2012
  • Sessional Lecturer and Seminar Tutor, Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick, Sept 2008- Jan 2012
  • Research Fellow, ‘Open-space Learning Project’, Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning, University of Warwick, Oct. 2010 – July 2011
  • Early Career Fellow, Institute of Advanced Study, University of Warwick, April-October 2010
  • Ph.D., University of Warwick, Dept. of English and Comparative Literary Studies, Thesis: Playing at Being: Style, Ethics and W.B. Yeats
  • M.A., University of Warwick, Philosophy and Literature
  • B.A., Trinity College, University of Dublin

Selected Publications

  • Sheils, Barry. & Julie Walsh, ‘Tragedy and Transference in D.M Thomas’s The White Hotel’, Psychoanalysis and History 15.1 Jan 2013
  • Sheils, Barry, ‘“Dark Cognition”: W.B. Yeats, J.G. Herder and the Imperfection of Tradition’, Irish Studies Review 20.3 August 2012
  • A Bibliography of Open Space Learning, Institute of Advanced Teaching and Learning University of Warwick, June 2010: 130pp
  • ---. ‘From Dignity to Beauty: Aesthetics, Revolution and the Problem of Reception in “Easter 1916”’, The Politics of Irish Writing. Ed. Jenčová, K. et al. Prague: Charles University Press, March 2010
Dr Barry Sheils 

Barry Sheils



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