Staff Research Interests
Our staff have research interests and expertise in all major areas of Literary Study and Creative Writing.
Conor O'Callaghan is from Ireland. He has taught at several different universities in the United States, including Villanova University in Pennsylvania, Wake Forest University in North Carolina and Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. He tutors on the creative writing DLMA. He has publlished four collections of poems, a football memoir and Gothic novella. He has two kids at college, is married to the eighteenth-centurist scholar Mary Peace, and divides his time between Dublin and Sheffield.The History of Rain (Gallery Press, 1993) Seatown (Gallery Press, 1999) Red Mist: Roy Keane & Ireland's Football Civil War (Bloomsbury, 2004) Fiction (Gallery Press, 2005) The Sun King (Gallery Press, 2013) Nothing on Earth (Doubleday Ireland, 2016)
I teach and research fifteenth- and sixteenth-century writing in English. While my research interests are varied, I mainly work on: the cultural politics of early-modern translation: embodiment; emotions; mythology; surface studies (see surfacestudies.org). My current book-length projects are Travel, Translation and Tudor Sensibilities: Thomas Churchyard's Passionate History and Shakespearean Surfaces: Reading, Writing and Performing Superficiality in Sixteenth-Century England.