Most of my external engagement takes the form of delivering public lectures to interested groups. In the past I have spoken to organizations such as the Tom and Liam O'Flaherty Society in Galway; the Kildare Public Library in Maynooth; the Bluecoat Arts Centre, Liverpool; the John McGahern Seminar, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co. Leitrim; the W. B. Yeats Summer School, Sligo; and the William Allingham Festival, Ballyshannon.
As an example of my work with the Dublin City Libraries, see https://www.dublincity.ie/library/blog/john-mcgaherns-dublin-frank-shovlin
As an example of my work on Liam O'Flaherty, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HnzTmZpmptU&t=25)
I am a member of the editorial board at Liverpool University Press.
I served as external examiner for the MA in Anglo-Irish Literature at UCD in 2017 for a 3 year period and am currently external examiner for the MPhil in Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin.
- Guest lecture at University College Cork, by Invitation (Dept. of English, University College Cork, 2013)
- Graduate Seminar, University of Texas at Austin, by Invitation (University of Texas, 2010)
- Guest Lecture at University of Strathclyde , by Invitation (University of Strathclyde, 2007)
- Guest Lecture at Merriman Summer School, by Invitation (Merriman Summer School, 2006)
- Guest Lecture at Yeats Summer School, by Invitation (W. B. Yeats Summer School, 2006)
- Guest Lecture at Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris, by Invitation (Centre Culturel Irlandais, 2006)
- Guest Lecture at University of Manchester, by Invitation (University of Manchester, 2006)
- Guest Lecture at National University of Ireland, Galway, by Invitation (National University of Ireland, Galway, 2006)
- National University of Ireland, PhD (2009)
Organisations I have been associated with
- Lecturer and facilitator.
Professional Body Memberships
- American Conference for Irish Studies (Member, 2006 - present)
- British Association of Irish Studies (Member, 2002 - present)
Other Administrative or Committee 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.