Liam Lanigan

  Associate Professor
  708-534-7279ext. 7279
  Office Location: E1541-N
  Office Hours: Mon & Tue 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
  College: CAS

English - Bachelor of Arts
Division of Arts and Letters



Irish Literature
European Modernism
James Joyce
The City in Literature
Contemporary Writing


"I am an Assistant Professor of British and European literature. I received my PhD from University College Dublin in 2011. In 2013 I was Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow at University College Cork, and in 2015 was National Endowment for the Humanities Keough Fellow at the Keough-Naughton Institute of Irish Studies, University of Notre Dame. I am a board member of the Association for Literary Urban Studies, and serve on the committee of the Modern Language Association's Irish literature forum.

My first book, James Joyce, Urban Planning, and Irish Modernism: Dublins of the Future, was published by Palgrave in 2014. I have published numerous articles and chapters on the city, globalization, and migrancy in contemporary Irish and British literature, including for Modern Language Quarterly and Irish University Review. Most recently, I wrote a chapter on the role of maps in city literature for the Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies, and co-wrote a chapter on teaching literary cities in the same publication.

I am currently co-editing a collection of essays entitled Cities Under Stress for Palgrave's Literary Urban Studies series, and am working on a book entitled Scale and the City, that considers how contemporary literature of the city relates urban experience to global processes like migration, finance, and war."

- Liam Lanigan