Dr Catriona Ryan

Dr Catriona Ryan PhD

SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW

Swansea

Tel: +44 (0) 1792481
E-mail: catriona.ryan@uwtsd.ac.uk

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  • THE ASSOCIATION FOR CRITICAL THEORY
  • IRISH SOCIETY FOR THEATRE RESEARCH
  • IRISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE STUDY OF IRISH LITERATURE
  • ASSOCIATION FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
  • POETRY
  • CRITICAL THEORY
  • CONCEPTUAL ART
  • CREATIVE THINKING
  • INTERDISCIPLINARY THINKING
  • IRISH LITERATURE
  • WORLD LITERATURE
  • PUBLISHING AND COPYWRITING

POETIC HERMENUETICS AND VISUAL ART, CRITICAL THEORY, INTERDISCIPLINARY THINKING, IRISH LITERATURE AND WORLD LITERATURE.

Dr Catriona Ryan is a poet, theorist and academic author. In 2012 she published  a book on the theatre of Tom Mac Intyre which was described by Professor Willy Maley (Glasgow University) as a ‘pioneering work of criticism.’ She created a new critical theory, paleo-postmodernism, for that research and is now extending it to other research areas. She is also developing other theoretical frameworks including ideas related to quantum physics and structuralism.  

She has performed her poetry internationally and has published her poetry both in Britian and Ireland. She is working on her first collection. She is the co-founder of the internationally renowned Irish experimental poetry festival, Soundeye.  She has written plays, one of which toured Italy in 1998. 

She is currently editing a collection of essays on the experimental short story which will be launched in 2014.   Her book on Tom Mac Inytre entitled Border States in the Work of Tom Mac Intyre: A Paleo-Postmodern Perspective will have its Irish launch in the Abbey Theatre in the summer of 2014. She is currently a Senior Research Fellow at University of Wales, Trinity St. David, Swansea and  is currently working on a number of interdisciplinary projects.

Monograph:

  • Ryan, Catriona, Border States in the Work of Tom Mac Intyre: A Paleo-Postmodern Perspective.  (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012).

(It has received excellent critical reviews.  The most recent being Professor Willy Maley’s review in the current edition of the peer-reviewed Litteraria Pragensia where he has referred to it as being a ‘pioneering work of criticism.’)

    Edited collections:

  • Ryan, Catriona, Writing From the Margins: The Aesthetics of Disruption in the Irish Short Story.  (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014) (Forthcoming) (It includes an essay by Seamus Heaney).

 Book Chapters:

  • Ryan, Catriona, ‘Oedipal Desire in Mac Intyre’s The Great Hunger: A Paleo-Postmodern Perspective’ in The Theatre of Tom Mac Intyre: Strays from the Ether. Ed. Bernadette Sweeney and Marie Kelly,  (Dublin: Carysfort Press, 2010). 
  • Ryan, Catriona, ‘Performing Nationhood in Tom Mac Intyre’s Only an Apple: A Paleo Postmodern Reading’ in Changes in Contemporary Ireland: Texts and Contexts.  Ed.Catherine Rees, (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press 2013).  (Forthcoming)
  • Ryan, Catriona, ‘Paleo-Postmodern Disruption in Mac Intyre’s Short Prose’ in Writing From the Margins: The Aesthetics of Disruption in the Irish Short Story.  Ed.  Catriona Ryan, (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014) (Forthcoming)
  • Ryan, Catriona, ‘Introduction: Experimentation in the Irish Short Story’ in Writing From the Margins: The Aesthetics of Disruption in the Irish Short Story.  Ed.  Catriona Ryan, (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014) (Forthcoming)

Journal Articles:

  • Ryan, Catriona.  ‘The Hurt Mind in Mac Intyre’s The Harper’s Turn’ in Journal of the Short Story in English.  Ed. Bertrand Cardin.  Université de Caen, 2013 (forthcoming).. 
  • Ryan, Catriona.  ‘A Paleo-Postmodern Reading of James Joyce’s “The Dead”: A Jungian Perspective’ in Human Nature: Proceedings of Arts and Humanities Postgraduate Conference Swansea University. ‘Ed. Jed Chandler, Mariana Dussin and Emily Vanderplong. Swansea University, 2011.