Prof Frank Shovlin B.A., M.A., M.St., D.Phil.

Senior Lecturer Institute of Irish Studies

    Biography

    Personal Statement

    Living and working in Liverpool since 2000, I am from the West of Ireland. I was educated at University College Galway where I took my BA and MA degrees before moving on to St John's College, Oxford where I completed my D. Phil. in 2000. In 2008 I became a senior lecturer, and in 2014 took up the role as head of department at the Institute of Irish Studies.

    Personal Distinctions

    • Guest lecture at University College Cork (Invitation to Speak, Dept. of English, University College Cork 2013)
    • Co-director of John McGahern Summer School (NUI Galway and Leitrim County Council 2013)
    • Moore Institute Visiting Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, National University of Ireland, Galway 2013)
    • Leverhulme Study Abroad Fellowship (Competitive Fellowship, Leverhulme Trust 2012)
    • Graduate Seminar, University of Texas at Austin (Invitation to Speak, University of Texas 2010)
    • Cora Maud O'Neal Fellowship at Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin (Competitive Fellowship, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas 2009)
    • Overseas Conference Grant (British Academy 2007)
    • Guest Lecture at University of Strathclyde (Invitation to Speak, University of Strathclyde 2007)
    • Guest Lecture at Merriman Summer School (Invitation to Speak, Merriman Summer School 2006)
    • Guest Lecture at University of Manchester (Invitation to Speak, University of Manchester 2006)
    • Guest Lecture at National University of Ireland, Galway (Invitation to Speak, National University of Ireland, Galway 2006)
    • Guest Lecture at Yeats Summer School (Invitation to Speak, W. B. Yeats Summer School 2006)
    • Guest Lecture at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris (Invitation to Speak, Centre Culturel Irlandais 2006)
    • AHRC Research Leave (Arts and Humanities Research Council 2005)
    • British Academy Small Grant (British Academy 2005)
    • St John's College, Oxford visiting scholarship (Competitive Fellowship, St John's College Oxford 2005)
    • British Academy Small Grant award (British Academy 2002)

    Administrative Roles

    • I am the departmental REF 2014 coordinator. I am also director of the joint honours programme in Irish Studies and English Language and Literature and departmental contact for exchange students.