Frank Shovlin – “The Letters of John McGahern”
Frank Shovlin is professor of Irish Literature in English at the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Irish Studies. He is the author of Journey Westward: Joyce, Dubliners and the Literary Revival (2012, Liverpool University Press)\; The Irish Literary Periodical 1923-1958 (2003,Clarendon Press)\; and many scholarly articles and chapters.In 2016 Shovlin published a monograph on John McGahern’s writing style assisted by the award of a Leverhulme Study Abroad fellowship in 2012-13, which he usedto spend the year in the McGahern archive at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He returned to Galway in the summer of 2014 courtesy of aMoore Institute Visiting Fellowship. Stemming from this work, he is now editing The Letters of John McGahern for a forthcoming Faber volume and was appointed McGahern’s authorized biographer in 2018. For the academic year 2018-19 he is working full time on McGahern’s letters as a British Academy/Leverhulme Senior Research Fellow.
Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 9:00am
Park Hall, 145
200 Baldwin Street, Athens, GA 30602