Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Irish Literature in English

Dr Frank Sewell

School of Arts & Humanities

Coleraine campus

Room I041, Cromore Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry, BT52 1SA,

Irish and Celtic Studies Research

Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and Irish Literature in English

Dr Frank Sewell


Overview

Dr Frank Sewell's PhD research into the poetry of Máirtín Ó Direáin, Seán Ó Ríordáin, Cathal Ó Searcaigh and Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill was published as a monograph by Oxford University Press: Modern Irish Poetry: A New Alhambra (Oxford: OUP, 2000).

Since then he has continued to write chapters and essays on the 'dual tradition' of twentieth-century Irish poetry in both English and Irish, including studies of work by Gabriel Rosenstock and Ciaran Carson.

Other publications include translations of Irish poetry and short stories, Japanese poetry, and also original poetry. In addition Frank has edited several anthologies of contemporary writing.

Education

1998 PhD, Irish poetry, Ulster University; 1992 BA Hons 1st Class: English (major) & Russian (minor)

Research Fields

Poetry
Modern and contemporary writing in Irish
Bilingual writing in Ireland
Creative writing
Translation
International aspects of Irish Literature (esp. Russian / Slavonic links)