David Coughlan

Lecturer

Contact Details

Lecturer in English
School of English, Irish, and Communication
University of Limerick
Limerick V94 T9PX
Ireland
T: +353 (0)61 234680
E: david.coughlan@ul.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Dr David Coughlan studied for his BA in English and Philosophy at University College Cork. He completed his MPhil in English Literature at UCC also before gaining his PhD from Goldsmiths College, University of London. He was a Lecturer in English at Chuo University, Tokyo, a Teaching Assistant at the University of Limerick, and an IRC Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellow at UCC before joining the School of English, Irish, and Communication at UL as a Lecturer in English in 2008. He was Associate Head of School (Quality in Teaching, Learning and Research) from 2009 to 2011 and Head of English from 2016 to 2019. He was Chair of the Irish Association for American Studies from 2017 to 2019 and is Executive Editor of the association's official journal, Irish Journal of American Studies IJAS Online

He has published on contemporary American fiction and graphic narrative in the journals ImageTexTCollege Literature, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, and Modern Fiction Studies, in a number of edited collections, and in the Blackwell Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction and The Literary Encyclopedia. He has been a contributing co-editor on two special journal issues: Where Ghosts Live for Derrida Today in 2012 and Survival of the Death Sentence for Parallax in 2016. He is the author of Ghost Writing in Contemporary American Fiction, published with Palgrave Macmillan in 2016.

Research Interests

Dr Coughlan's research interests are in 20th and 21st-century literature, particularly American fiction; popular culture and graphic narrative; and literary and cultural theory. He has supervised PhDs on post-9/11 literature and on genre cinema and the digital. He has supervised MA theses on topics including the representation of trauma, time, and memory in post-9/11 fiction; terrorism and crime in contemporary American fiction; American utopian literature; and the poetry of Li Qingzhao and Emily Dickinson.

Books

  Year Publication
2016 Ghost Writing in Contemporary American Fiction.
Coughlan, D. (2016) Ghost Writing in Contemporary American Fiction. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. [DOI] [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2015 'From Shame into Glory in The Filth'
Coughlan, D. (2015) 'From Shame into Glory in The Filth' In: Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance: Critical Essays. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. [Details]
2015 'Sappy or no, it's true: Affect and Expression in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men'
Coughlan, D. (2015) 'Sappy or no, it's true: Affect and Expression in Brief Interviews with Hideous Men' In: Critical Insights: David Foster Wallace. Ipswich, MA: Salem. [Details]
2009 'The Naked Hero and Model Man: Costumed Identity in Comic Book Narratives'
Coughlan, D. (2009) 'The Naked Hero and Model Man: Costumed Identity in Comic Book Narratives' In: Heroes of Film, Comics and American Culture: Essays on Real and Fictional Defenders of Home. Jefferson, NC: McFarland. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 'Paul Auster's Ghost Writers'
Coughlan, D. (2008) 'Paul Auster's Ghost Writers' In: Space, Haunting, Discourse. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars. [Details]
2001 'Situated Intertextuality: Networks, Borders and the Space of Literature'
Coughlan, D. (2001) 'Situated Intertextuality: Networks, Borders and the Space of Literature' In: Spaces and Crossings: Essays on Literature and Culture in Africa and Beyond. Frankfurt: Peter Lang. [Details]
2000 'Framework: Nathalie Melikian's intertext'
Coughlan, D. (2000) 'Framework: Nathalie Melikian's intertext' In: The Visual-Narrative Matrix: Interdisciplinary Collisions and Collusions. Southampton: Southampton Institute. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Guest Edited Refereed Journal

  Year Publication
2016 Survival of the Death Sentence. Special issue of Parallax.
Coughlan, D., C. Diakoulakis, D. Huddart, and E. Wijaya (2016) Survival of the Death Sentence. Special issue of Parallax. University of Leeds: Guest Edited Refereed Journal [Details]
2012 where ghosts live. Special issue of Derrida Today.
Allen, G., and D. Coughlan (2012) where ghosts live. Special issue of Derrida Today. Edinburgh University: Guest Edited Refereed Journal [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2016 'The Drive to Read: Freud, Oedipus and Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled'
Coughlan, D. (2016) 'The Drive to Read: Freud, Oedipus and Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled'. Parallax, 22 (1):96-114 [DOI] [Details]
2016 'Introduction: Survival of the Death Sentence'
Coughlan, D., C. Diakoulakis, D. Huddart, and E. Wijaya (2016) 'Introduction: Survival of the Death Sentence'. Parallax, 22 (1):1-4 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Ecce Animot: Or, The Animal Man That Therefore I Am'
Mahmutović, A., D. Coughlan, and S. B. Ervin (2015) 'Ecce Animot: Or, The Animal Man That Therefore I Am'. ImageTexT: Interdisciplinary Comics Studies, 8 (2) [Details]
2012 'The Art of Everyday Haunting'
Coughlan, D. (2012) 'The Art of Everyday Haunting'. Derrida Today, 5 (2):199-213 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Preface: where ghosts live'
Allen, G., and D. Coughlan (2012) 'Preface: where ghosts live'. Derrida Today, 5 (2):143-145 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude and Omega: The Unknown, a Comic Book Series'
Coughlan, D. (2011) 'Jonathan Lethem's The Fortress of Solitude and Omega: The Unknown, a Comic Book Series'. College Literature, 38 (3):194-218 [DOI] [Details]
2008 'The Sewers, the City, the Tower: Pynchon's V., Fausto's Confessions, and Yeats's A Vision'
Coughlan, D. (2008) 'The Sewers, the City, the Tower: Pynchon's V., Fausto's Confessions, and Yeats's A Vision'. Critique-Studies In Contemporary Fiction, 50 (1):35-50 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2006 'Paul Auster's City of Glass: The Graphic Novel'
Coughlan, D. (2006) 'Paul Auster's City of Glass: The Graphic Novel'. Mfs-Modern Fiction Studies, 52 (4):832-854 [DOI] [ULIR Link] [Details]
2000 'Nathalie Melikian: Her War of Words'
Coughlan, D (2000) 'Nathalie Melikian: Her War of Words'. Frankfurter Kunstverein.Hefte, * (1):S28-S32 [ULIR Link] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2005 'Praising the Tellable: John Banville's Kepler'
Coughlan, D (2005) 'Praising the Tellable: John Banville's Kepler' Sogoseisaku Kenkyu (Journal of Policy and Culture), 12 (*) :231-245. [Details]
2004 'The Wide Open Spaces of Paul Auster's The New York Trilogy'
Coughlan, D (2004) 'The Wide Open Spaces of Paul Auster's The New York Trilogy' Sogoseisaku Kenkyu (Journal of Policy and Culture), 11 (*) :177-202. [Details]
2003 'Reading Kazuo Ishiguro's The Unconsoled'
Coughlan, D (2003) 'Reading Kazuo Ishiguro's The Unconsoled' Sogoseisaku Kenkyu (Journal of Policy and Culture), 10 (*) :259-283. [Details]

Editorial

  Year Publication
2016 Issue 5 Editorial, IJAS Online.
Coughlan, D. (2016) Issue 5 Editorial, IJAS Online. Editorial [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
2017 On Influence and (Un)Originality: A Review of Matthew Luter’s Understanding Jonathan Lethem.
Coughlan, D (2017) On Influence and (Un)Originality: A Review of Matthew Luter’s Understanding Jonathan Lethem. Baltimore: Book Review [DOI] [Details]
2006 Review of Essays in Aesthetics by Gérard Genette.
Coughlan, D. (2006) Review of Essays in Aesthetics by Gérard Genette. Book Review [DOI] [Details]

Encyclopedia Entry

  Year Publication
2010 Paul Auster.
Coughlan, D. (2010) Paul Auster. Oxford: Encyclopedia Entry [Details]
2005 Postmodernism.
Coughlan, D. (2005) Postmodernism. Encyclopedia Entry [Details]

Catalogue

  Year Publication
1999 [Title Centred Bold] Genre, Intertextuality, and Nathalie Melikian.
Coughlan, D. (1999) [Title Centred Bold] Genre, Intertextuality, and Nathalie Melikian. Stockholm: Catalogue [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
1999 The South African Society for General Literary Studies (SAVAL) Conference Papers: “A Sense of Space” 2-5 June 1998
Coughlan, D. (1999) Situated Intertextuality: Networks, Borders, and the Space of Literature . In: Rita Wilson and Carlotta von Maltzan eds. The South African Society for General Literary Studies (SAVAL) Conference Papers: “A Sense of Space” 2-5 June 1998 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, , 02-JUN-98 - 05-JUN-98 , pp.62-71 [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2019 International Pynchon Week,
Coughlan, D. (2019) Mason & Dixon and Pynchon and Miller & Pynchon and Maurer. [International Refereed Conference], International Pynchon Week, Rome, Italy , 11-JUN-19 - 14-JUN-19 [Details]
2019 JD19,
Coughlan, D. (2019) The Traumatic Event of Derridean Time: Notes and Speculations. [Oral Presentation], JD19, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria , 02-JUN-19 - 03-JUN-19 [Details]
2019 Confidence-Men and Hucksters, Corruption and Governance in the US, Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) Annual Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2019) Betraying Pynchon: Leopold Maurer’s Miller & Pynchon. [International Refereed Conference], Confidence-Men and Hucksters, Corruption and Governance in the US, Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) Annual Conference, University College Cork, Cork , 12-APR-19 - 13-APR-19 [Details]
2019 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2019 Annual Meeting,
Coughlan, D. (2019) What will have been ghostpitality. [International Refereed Conference], American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2019 Annual Meeting, Georgetown University, Washington, DC , 07-MAR-19 - 10-MAR-19 [Details]
2019 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2019 Annual Meeting,
Coughlan, D., D. Huddart, and E. Wijaya (2019) Ghostpitality. [Session Organiser], American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2019 Annual Meeting, Georgetown University, Washington, DC , 07-MAR-19 - 10-MAR-19 [Details]
2018 Conspiracy Theory and Narratives of 9/11,
Coughlan, D. (2018) The Political Fallout of 9/11: Ben Lerner's Leaving the Atocha Station. [Invited Lecture], Conspiracy Theory and Narratives of 9/11, Europa-Universität Flensburg , 04-DEC-18 [Details]
2018 The 6th Derrida Today Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2018) “Because Literature Isn’t Politics”: Derrida and Lerner. [Oral Presentation], The 6th Derrida Today Conference, Concordia University, Montreal , 23-MAY-18 - 26-MAY-18 [Details]
2018 The 6th Derrida Today Conference,
Coughlan, D., D. Rubenstein, and E. Wijaya (2018) Derrida and the Interview. [Session Organiser], The 6th Derrida Today Conference, Concordia University, Montreal , 23-MAY-18 - 26-MAY-18 [Details]
2017 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2017 Annual Meeting,
Coughlan, D. (2017) Learning to Live: Ben Lerner and Leaving the Atocha Station. [International Refereed Conference], American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2017 Annual Meeting, Utrecht University, The Netherlands , 06-JUL-17 - 09-JUL-17 [Details]
2017 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2017 Annual Meeting,
Coughlan, D., C. Diakoulakis, D. Huddart, and E. Wijaya (2017) Derrida’s Interviews: As If in Person. [Session Organiser], American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2017 Annual Meeting, Utrecht University, the Netherlands , 06-JUL-17 - 09-JUL-17 [Details]
2017 Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) Annual Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2017) Literature Now: Ben Lerner and Leaving the Atocha Station. [International Refereed Conference], Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) Annual Conference, Ulster University, Belfast , 28-APR-17 - 29-APR-17 [Details]
2016 The Many Languages of Comparative Literature, 21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA),
Coughlan, D. (2016) Grant Morrison’s Human Animal Man. [International Refereed Conference], The Many Languages of Comparative Literature, 21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), University of Vienna, Vienna , 21-JUL-16 - 27-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 The Many Languages of Comparative Literature, 21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA),
Pao, L., D. Coughlan, K. Mikkonen, and S. Buchenberger (2016) Unsettled Narratives: Graphic Novel and Comics Studies in the 21st Century. [Session Organiser], The Many Languages of Comparative Literature, 21st World Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), University of Vienna, Vienna , 21-JUL-16 - 27-JUL-16 [Details]
2016 The 5th Derrida Today Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2016) One Pace After the Other: Auster, Blanchot, Derrida. [International Refereed Conference], The 5th Derrida Today Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London , 08-JUN-16 - 11-JUN-16 [Details]
2016 The 5th Derrida Today Conference,
Diakoulakis, C., D. Huddart, and D. Coughlan (2016) Where the World Ends. [Session Organiser], The 5th Derrida Today Conference, Goldsmiths, University of London , 08-JUN-16 - 11-JUN-16 [Details]
2016 Irish and British Associations for American Studies (IBAAS) Joint Annual Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2016) Gone sometime. Home to stay: Marilynne Robinson’s Gilead and Home. [International Refereed Conference], Irish and British Associations for American Studies (IBAAS) Joint Annual Conference, Queen’s University Belfast, Belfast , 07-APR-16 - 09-APR-16 [Details]
2016 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2016 Annual Meeting,
Coughlan, D. (2016) Derrida and Blanchot, Blanchot and Auster, Auster and Derrida. [International Refereed Conference], American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2016 Annual Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge MA , 17-MAR-16 - 20-MAR-16 [Details]
2016 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2016 Annual Meeting,
Wijaya, E., D. Coughlan, and D. Huddart (2016) Where the World Ends. [Session Organiser], American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2016 Annual Meeting, Harvard University, Cambridge MA , 17-MAR-16 - 20-MAR-16 [Details]
2015 Department of English and American Studies,
Coughlan, D. (2015) Ghost Writing: Derrida and DeLillo. [Invited Lecture], Department of English and American Studies, Silesian University in Opava, Opava , 08-DEC-15 - 08-DEC-15 [Details]
2015 American Literature 1,
Coughlan, D. (2015) Ways of Reading Poe. [Invited Lecture], American Literature 1, Silesian University in Opava, Opava , 08-DEC-15 - 08-DEC-15 [Details]
2015 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2015 Annual Meeting,
Coughlan, D., and A. Mahmutović (2015) Grant Morrison’s Animot Man. [International Refereed Conference], American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2015 Annual Meeting, University of Washington, Seattle , 26-MAR-15 - 29-MAR-15 [Details]
2015 American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2015 Annual Meeting,
Coughlan, D., and E. Wijaya (2015) Seeing Animals. [Session Organiser], American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2015 Annual Meeting, University of Washington, Seattle , 26-MAR-15 - 29-MAR-15 [Details]
2014 JD14 Circonfession Circumfession,
Coughlan, D. (2014) Gone sometime, home to stay. [International Refereed Conference], JD14 Circonfession Circumfession, University of Lille 3, Lille , 03-SEP-14 - 05-SEP-14 [Details]
2014 Capitals, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2014 Annual Meeting,
Coughlan, D. (2014) Life and Death Drives in Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled. [International Refereed Conference], Capitals, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2014 Annual Meeting, New York University, New York , 20-MAR-14 - 23-MAR-14 [Details]
2014 Capitals, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2014 Annual Meeting,
Wijaya, E., D. Coughlan, and D. Huddart (2014) Death Sentence. [Session Organiser], Capitals, American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) 2014 Annual Meeting, New York University, New York , 20-MAR-14 - 23-MAR-14 [Details]
2013 Whose side are you on?,
Coughlan, D. (2013) Morrison’s Abject Filth. [International Refereed Conference], Whose side are you on?, Stockholm University, Stockholm , 19-DEC-13 - 20-DEC-13 [Details]
2013 The Higher Literary Seminar, Department of English,
Coughlan, D. (2013) Grant Morrison’s Abject Heroes. [Invited Lecture], The Higher Literary Seminar, Department of English, University of Stockholm, Stockholm , 17-DEC-13 - 17-DEC-13 [Details]
2013 JD13 On touching Le toucher,
Coughlan, D. (2013) Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], JD13 On touching Le toucher, University of Limerick, Limerick , 04-SEP-13 - 06-SEP-13 [Details]
2013 Comparative Literature as a Critical Approach? 20th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA),
Coughlan, D. (2013) The Shame Inoculation: Morrison’s The Filth. [International Refereed Conference], Comparative Literature as a Critical Approach? 20th Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), University of Paris-Sorbonne, Paris , 18-JUL-13 - 24-JUL-13 [Details]
2013 Hospitalities: Biopolitics, Technologies, Humanities, International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL) 2013 Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2013) On Ghostpitality in Derrida and Some Contemporary American Fiction. [International Refereed Conference], Hospitalities: Biopolitics, Technologies, Humanities, International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL) 2013 Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore , 03-JUN-13 - 09-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 Hospitalities: Biopolitics, Technologies, Humanities, International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL) 2013 Conference,
Wijaya, E., D. Coughlan, C. Diakoulakis, and D. Huddart (2013) Derrida's hôte. [Session Organiser], Hospitalities: Biopolitics, Technologies, Humanities, International Association for Philosophy and Literature (IAPL) 2013 Conference, National University of Singapore, Singapore , 03-JUN-13 - 09-JUN-13 [Details]
2013 Freedom Proclaimed, Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) Annual Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2013) Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Freedom Proclaimed, Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) Annual Conference, University of Limerick, Limerick , 26-APR-13 - 27-APR-13 [Details]
2013 Between Bodies / Bodies Between,
Coughlan, D. (2013) What Is Ghostly in DeLillo’s The Body Artist?. [International Refereed Conference], Between Bodies / Bodies Between, NUI Maynooth, Maynooth , 05-APR-13 - 06-APR-13 [Details]
2012 Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance,
Coughlan, D. (2012) From Shame into Glory in Grant Morrison’s The Filth. [International Refereed Conference], Grant Morrison and the Superhero Renaissance, Trinity College Dublin , 14-SEP-12 - 15-SEP-12 [Details]
2012 Reform, Reuse, Recycle: Comparative Literature Perspectives on Adaptation, Second International Symposium on Comparative Literature,
Coughlan, D. (2012) Adaptations and Revenants. [Invited Lecture], Reform, Reuse, Recycle: Comparative Literature Perspectives on Adaptation, Second International Symposium on Comparative Literature, Institute for Humanities Research, Kanagawa University, Yokohama , 16-JUN-12 - 16-JUN-12 [Details]
2012 American Alternatives / Alternative Americas, Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) Annual Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2012) America as Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland. [International Refereed Conference], American Alternatives / Alternative Americas, Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) Annual Conference, University College Cork, Cork , 27-APR-12 - 28-APR-12 [Details]
2011 Ten Years On – 9/11 in European Literature,
Coughlan, D. (2011) Joseph O’Neill’s Netherland and the Beyond of Boundaries. [International Refereed Conference], Ten Years On – 9/11 in European Literature, Oxford University, Oxford , 15-SEP-11 - 16-SEP-11 [Details]
2011 Conversations in the Consortium,
Coughlan, D. (2011) Notes Towards an Introductory First-Year Module. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conversations in the Consortium, University of Limerick, Limerick , 23-MAR-11 - 23-MAR-11 [Details]
2010 Research Seminar, English Section,
Coughlan, D. (2010) The Problem of Reading in Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Unconsoled. [Oral Presentation], Research Seminar, English Section, School of Languages, Literature, Culture and Communication, University of Limerick, Limerick , 22-NOV-10 - 22-NOV-10 [Details]
2010 Expanding the Frontiers of Comparative Literature. XIXth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA),
Coughlan, D. (2010) The Masculinity Crisis in Superhero Comic Books. [International Refereed Conference], Expanding the Frontiers of Comparative Literature. XIXth Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA), Chung-Ang University, Seoul , 15-AUG-10 - 20-AUG-10 [Details]
2010 The 2nd International Derrida Today Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2010) The Art of Mourning: Derrida and DeLillo. [International Refereed Conference], The 2nd International Derrida Today Conference, Kingston University and Macquarie University, London , 19-JUL-10 - 21-JUL-10 [Details]
2010 The 2nd International Derrida Today Conference,
Coughlan, D., J. McSweeney, and E. Wijaya (2010) Who speaks, who hears. [Session Organiser], The 2nd International Derrida Today Conference, Kingston University and Macquarie University, London , 19-JUL-10 - 21-JUL-10 [Details]
2010 Research Seminar,
Coughlan, D. (2010) The Imagined Axes of Ireland from the Literary Revival to the Present Day. [Invited Lecture], Research Seminar, Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest , 28-APR-10 - 28-APR-10 [Details]
2010 Tangents: Disregarded Cultures,
Coughlan, D. (2010) Discarded Cultures. [Invited Lecture], Tangents: Disregarded Cultures, Lewis Glucksman Gallery, University College Cork, Cork , 11-FEB-10 - 11-FEB-10 [Details]
2009 where ghosts live,
Coughlan, D. (2009) The Art of Everyday Haunting. [International Refereed Conference], where ghosts live, University College Cork, Cork , 04-SEP-09 - 06-SEP-09 [Details]
2009 where ghosts live,
Allen, G., and D. Coughlan (2009) Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], where ghosts live, University College Cork, Cork , 04-SEP-09 - 06-SEP-09 [Details]
2009 Derrida and America,
Coughlan, D. (2009) Derrida in America, by way of Auster. [International Refereed Conference], Derrida and America, University College Dublin, Dublin , 12-JUN-09 - 13-JUN-09 [Details]
2008 Writing in a Post-Derridean Era,
Coughlan, D. (2008) Following in Derrida's Footsteps: Auster's Encrypted Writing. [International Refereed Conference], Writing in a Post-Derridean Era, Växjö University, Växjö , 23-OCT-08 - 25-OCT-08 [Details]
2008 Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing, The Second Annual Making Books, Shaping Readers Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2008) How to Read What Isn’t There: The Transtextual Medium. [International Refereed Conference], Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing, The Second Annual Making Books, Shaping Readers Conference, University College Cork, Cork , 02-APR-08 - 04-APR-08 [Details]
2007 Defining Space,
Coughlan, D. (2007) Defining Text’s Lived Space. [International Refereed Conference], Defining Space, University College Dublin, Dublin , 11-OCT-07 - 13-OCT-07 [Details]
2007 The Scene of the Crime: Setting in Modern Crime Fiction, 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities Crime Genre Research Group,
Coughlan, D. (2007) Inside the Locked Room: Paul Auster and Edgar Allan Poe. [International Refereed Conference], The Scene of the Crime: Setting in Modern Crime Fiction, 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference of the Atlantic Alliance of Universities Crime Genre Research Group, University of Limerick, Limerick , 15-JUN-07 - 16-JUN-07 [Details]
2007 Kazuo Ishiguro and the International Novel,
Coughlan, D. (2007) Orphans Again: Ishiguro's The Unconsoled and When We Were Orphans. [International Refereed Conference], Kazuo Ishiguro and the International Novel, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool , 02-JUN-07 - 02-JUN-07 [Details]
2006 Space, Haunting, Discourse,
Coughlan, D. (2006) Paul Auster’s Ghost Writers. [International Refereed Conference], Space, Haunting, Discourse, Karlstads Universitet, Karlstad , 15-JUN-06 - 18-JUN-06 [Details]
2005 Open to View: Popular Fiction and Visual Narrative, Association for Research in Popular Fictions (ARPF) 12th Annual Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2005) The Visual Translation of Paul Auster’s City of Glass. [International Refereed Conference], Open to View: Popular Fiction and Visual Narrative, Association for Research in Popular Fictions (ARPF) 12th Annual Conference, Liverpool John Moores University, Liverpool , 19-NOV-05 - 20-NOV-05 [Details]
2003 Landscapes of Memory: Envisaging the Past/Remembering the Future, XXIV Portuguese Anglo-American Studies Association (APEAA) Conference,
Coughlan, D. (2003) The Tower, the City, the Sewers: Art, Death, and Memory in Yeats and Pynchon. [International Refereed Conference], Landscapes of Memory: Envisaging the Past/Remembering the Future, XXIV Portuguese Anglo-American Studies Association (APEAA) Conference, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon , 10-APR-03 - 12-APR-03 [Details]
2000 Joint Research Forum, School of Art and Design and the Department of English and Drama,
Coughlan, D. (2000) Re-Wind Reel and Print: the Filmic Texts of Nathalie Melikian. [Invited Lecture], Joint Research Forum, School of Art and Design and the Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, Loughborough , 16-MAY-00 - 16-MAY-00 [Details]
1999 The Visual-Narrative Matrix: Interdisciplinary Collisions and Collusions Conference,
Coughlan, D. (1999) Framework: Nathalie Melikian's Intertext. [International Refereed Conference], The Visual-Narrative Matrix: Interdisciplinary Collisions and Collusions Conference, Fine Art Research Centre, Southampton Institute, Southampton , 15-NOV-99 - 17-NOV-99 [Details]
1998 A Sense of Space, South African Society for General Literary Studies (SAVAL) Biennial Main Congress,
Coughlan, D. (1998) Situated Intertextuality: Networks, Borders, and the Space of Literature. [International Refereed Conference], A Sense of Space, South African Society for General Literary Studies (SAVAL) Biennial Main Congress, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg , 02-JUN-98 - 05-JUN-98 [Details]
1998 Space in Literature and Film, VII Annual Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature and Film,
Coughlan, D. (1998) Traversing the Space of Literature: Reading in Three Dimensions. [International Refereed Conference], Space in Literature and Film, VII Annual Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature and Film, University College Cork, Cork , 24-APR-98 - 25-APR-98 [Details]
1998 Postgraduate Seminar Series, Department of English,
Coughlan, D. (1998) The Postgraduate Research Experience. [Invited Oral Presentation], Postgraduate Seminar Series, Department of English, University College Cork, Cork , 23-APR-98 - 23-APR-98 [Details]
1998 Research Seminar, Department of English,
Coughlan, D. (1998) Libraries, Labyrinths and Intertextual Space. [Oral Presentation], Research Seminar, Department of English, Goldsmiths College, London , 03-FEB-98 - 03-FEB-98 [Details]

Video recording / TV

  Year Publication
2015 Which Side are You On? A Roundtable (Transcript and Video).
Ursini, F.-A., A. Mahmutovic, F. Bramlett, K. Roddy, K. Scott, D. Greene, N. Galante, T. Kakko, D. Coughlan, and R. Cook (2015) Which Side are You On? A Roundtable (Transcript and Video). Video recording / TV [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
2016 UL First Seven Weeks Teaching Award, AHSS Winner Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Limerick
2013 UL Award for Excellence in Large Group Teaching, Joint Winner Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Limerick
2010 UL First Seven Weeks Teaching/Advising Award, Overall Winner Centre for Teaching and Learning, University of Limerick
2007 IRCHSS Government of Ireland Post-Doctoral Fellow IRCHSS Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences
1995 UCC Title of College Scholar University College Cork

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Irish Association for American Studies (IAAS) Former Chair 29-APR-17 / 13-APR-19
Association for Philosophy and Literature (APL) Member /
Graphic Narrative Research Founder and administrator 19-APR-11 /
American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) Member /
European Association for American Studies (EAAS) Member /
International Comparative Literature Association (ICLA) Member 21-MAR-10 /
Modern Language Assocation (MLA) Member /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
IAAS Irish Association for American Studies Executive Committee (2012- ) Member 2012 /
UL First Seven Weeks Committee (2011-12) Member 2011 / 2012
UL Student Experience Committee (2010-11) Member 2010 / 2011
UL Languages Week Committee (2009-10) Chair 2009 / 2010
AHSS Faculty Teaching Board (2010-11) Member 2010 / 2011
LLCC Student Status Committee (2009-11) Chair 2009 / 2011

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2002 Goldsmiths College, University of London Ph.D. English Literature
1997 University College Cork M.Phil. English Literature
1995 University College Cork B.A. English, Philosophy

Reviews

  Journal Role
Irish Journal Of American Studies Editor-in-Chief
Derrida Today Reviewer
Irish Journal Of American Studies Reviewer
Journal Of American Studies Reviewer
Journal Of Modern Literature Reviewer
Studies In Literature And Language Reviewer

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
Sem 1 / Yr 1 Critical Practice 1: Academic Reading and Writing EH4001English
Sem 1 / Yr 2 Introduction to Literary Theory EH4003English
Sem 1 / Yr 2 The New World: American Literature to 1890 EH4023English
Sem 2 / Yr 2 State of the Union: American Literature since 1890 EH4016English
Sem 2 / Yr 5 Politics and American Literature EH6012English