Aaron Kelly

DR.

Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Interested in supervising projects in areas such as class and literature, Irish writing, decolonization, contemporary literature, film and visual culture, Marxism, Critical Theory

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Biography

Dr Aaron Kelly holds a BA (Hons), MA in Irish Writing and PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. He was Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in Irish and Scottish Literature at the University from 2001-2004 and was appointed a lecturer in September 2004.

Research Interests

Aaron’s research interests include modern contemporary Irish and British culture (including Irish-Scottish comparative studies), postcolonial and Marxist theory and practice, literatures of decolonization, popular cultural forms (especially crime fiction and film), working-class writing, migrant literature, theories of the novel, visual culture, anti-capitalism and critiques of modernity and postmodernity. He is happy to supervise in any of these areas. Current projects include a trilogy of books on class (one on contemporary British cinema, another on the history of working-class writing and a third on class and Irish literature), and an archival recovery of lost working-class writing that will be republished as a book series, Working-Class Classics.

Education/Academic qualification

Literature, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Queen's University Belfast

1 Sep 199720 Aug 2000

Award Date: 1 Oct 2000

Irish Writing, Master of Arts, Queen's University Belfast

1 Sep 199630 Aug 1997

Award Date: 1 Sep 1997

English & History, Bachelor of Arts, Queen's University Belfast

1 Sep 19921 Jun 1996

Award Date: 1 Jun 1996

Keywords

  • PR English literature

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