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‘Speaking Truth to Power: Seamus Heaney’s The Burial at Thebes, and the Poetry Of Redress’, in Seamus Heaney and The Classics: Bann Valley Muses ed. Stephen Harrison, Fiona Macintosh, Claire Kenward And Helen Eastman, Oxford University Press (2019).

‘Renewed, Transfigured, In Another Pattern’: Seamus Heaney’s Multiple Translations in Human Chain‘, in The Soul Exceeds its Circumstances: The Later Poetry of Seamus Heaney, ed Eugene O’Brien, Notre Dame Press (2016)

‘Made-Up Truths’: Themes, Tropes, and Narrative Technique in Bernard Mac Laverty’s Early Short Stories’, in Bernard MacLaverty: New Critical Readings ed. Richard Rankin Russell, Bloomsbury, 2014, pp.9-26.

‘The Power of Withholding: Politics, Gender and Narrative Technique in Felicia’s Journey’, inWilliam Trevor: Revaluations, eds Paul Delaney and Michael Parker, Manchester University Press, 2013, pp.145-161. ISBN 978 0 7190 8790 5

‘Enduring History, Bearing Memory: Representations of the Troubles in Recent Work by Seamus Heaney and David Park’, in The Binding Strength of Irish Studies, eds. Marianna Gula, Mária Kurdi, István D. Rácz. Debrecen: Egyetemi Kiadó, 2011.

‘Neither Home Nor Away: Place and the Displacement in Bernard O’Donoghue’s Poetry’, in Here/Now-Then/ There: Traditions, Memory and Innovation in Modern British and Irish Poetry, eds Ludmila Gruszewska Blaim and David Malcolm, Gdansk: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Gdanskiego, 2011, pp.115-124. ISBN 97883 7326 831 9

‘Changing History: the Republic and Northern Ireland since 1990’, in Irish Literature since 1990: Diverse Voices, eds. Scott Brewster and Michael Parker, Manchester University Press, 2009, pp.3-15. ISBN 978 07190 7563 6

‘Falling into Light: New Generation Northern Irish Poets’, in Irish Literature since 1990: Diverse Voices, eds. Scott Brewster and Michael Parker, Manchester University Press, 2009, pp.177-98. ISBN 978 07190 7563 6

‘Ruined Pages’ and ‘Credo, Credo and The British Connection’ in Padraic Fiacc, My Twentieth-Century Night Life, Lagan Press, 2009, pp.240-5, 265-8. ISBN 978 904652 601.

‘Hybrid Voices and Visions: Short Stories by E.A. Markham, Ben Okri, Salman Rushdie, Hanif Kureishi, Patricia Duncker and Jackie Kay’ and Alan Sillitoe’s The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner’ in Blackwell Companion to the British and Irish Short Story, in Blackwell Companion to the British and Irish Short Story, ed. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm and David Malcolm, Blackwell, 2008, pp.308-29, 409-16 ISBN 978 1 4051 4537 4.

‘Woven Figures: Seamus Heaney and Nationalist Tradition’ in Back to the Present: Forward to the Past. Irish Writing and History since 1798. Vol. I, eds. Patricia A Lycnch, Joachim Fischer and Brian Coates, Amsterdam/ New York: Rodopi Press, 2006. ISBN 10: 90420 2036-9

‘Telling Tales: Narratives of Politics and Sexuality in Brian Friel’s The Gentle Island’ and Forms of Redress’: Structure and Characterisation in Brian Friel’s The Freedom of the City’ in Brian Friel’s Dramatic Artistry: ‘The Work Has Value’, eds. Donald Morse, Csilla Bertha, Maria Kurdi (Dublin: Carysfort Press, Spring 2006). ISBN 1 904505 171

‘His Island’s Voice’: Kamau Brathwaite’s Middle Passages’, in Critical Responses to Kamau Brathwaite ed. Emily Allen Williams, Westport, Ct: Praeger, 2004, 177-8.

“‘Blood Talk’: Issues of Politics and Family in A Slow Dance and The Dead Kingdom”, joint essay with Richard Greaves in Well Dreams: Critical Essays on John Montague ed. Thomas Dillon Redshaw (Creighton University Press, June 2004. pp. 230-59. ISBN 1 881871 45 2

‘Glanmore Sonnets: Merging Traditions’, ‘Ugolino: Experiences of Pain’, in Seamus Heaney, ed. Harold Bloom (Philadelphia: Chelsea House, 2003, pp.58-9, 78-79.

‘Shadows on a Glass: Self-Reflexivity in the Fiction of Deirdre Madden’, in Critical Anthology for the Study of Modern Irish Literature ed. Maria Kurdi. (Budapest: Nemzeti Tankonyvkiado, 2003), pp.205-13.

‘Reconfiguring Identities: Recent Northern Fiction”, joint essay with Liam Harte in Contemporary Irish Fiction: Themes, Tropes, Theories (Macmillan, 2000), pp.232-54.
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