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

Professor of Irish Literature in English Institute of Irish Studies

    Biography

    Personal Statement

    Living and working in Liverpool since 2000, Professor Shovlin is a native of the West of Ireland. He was educated at University College Galway where he took his BA and MA degrees before moving on to St John's College, Oxford where he completed his D. Phil. in 2000.

    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.

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