Adrian Paterson

Adrian Paterson taught at Oxford and now spends his time near mountains in Galway researching and writing on poetry, modernism and Irish literature. Along with anything else that comes to mind.

Tristram Shandy digressions

Selected Publications

‘On the Pavements Grey: W. B. Yeats, William Morris, and the Suburban Paradise’, in Irish Writing London Vol. 1, ed. Tom Herron (London: Bloomsbury, 2013), 34-53.

‘After Music: Chamber Music and the Blank Page’, The Poetry of James Joyce Reconsidered, ed. Marc Conner (Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012), 204-47.

‘Thirteen Teeth: James Joyce’s Pomes Penyeach’, in Time and Space in Words and Music, ed. Mario Dunkel, Emily Petermann & Burkhard Sauerwald (Frankfurt: Peter Lang, 2012) 15-30.

‘Music will keep out temporary ideas: W. B. Yeats’s radio performances’, in Word and Music Studies 12: Performativity in Words and Music, ed. Walter Bernhart and Michael Halliwell (Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011), 43-76.

‘Drawing Breath: The Origins of Thomas Moore’s Melodies’, Ireland and Romanticism: Publics, Nations, and the Scenes of Cultural Production, ed. Jim Kelly (London: Macmillan, 2011). (out 28 Jan 2011) (buy) (buy in Ireland)

‘The Curlew and the Abbey: Peter Warlock and W.B.Yeats’. Irish Studies in Britain,ed. Brian Griffin & Ellen McWilliams. Sunderland: Cambridge Scholars Press, 2010. (info) (buy)

‘Synge’s Violin’. Dublin Review of Books. No.13: Spring 2010.

‘Thomas Moore’, British Writers Supplement Vol. XVII, ed. Jay Parini. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2010.

‘Frank O’Connor’. British Writers Supplement Vol. XIV. ed Jay Parini. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2008.

‘James Clarence Mangan’. British Writers Supplement Vol.XIII, ed. Jay Parini. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 2007.

‘An Imagined Music: W.B.Yeats, Music, and the Irish Tradition’. The Current Debate About the Irish Literary Canon: Essays Reassessing the Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing. ed. Helen Thompson. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen Press, 2006.

(forthcoming) ‘Words for Music Perhaps: W.B.Yeats, music, and meaninglessness’, in Musical Modernism: Essays on Language and Music in Modernist Literature, ed. Katherine O’Callaghan & Katie Brown (London: Ashgate, 2014).

Tristram ShandyMonographs

Words for Music Perhaps: W.B.Yeats and Musical Sense. 2014. Monograph study recommended by the Oxford English Monographs committee to Oxford University Press.

Perfect Pitch: Music in Irish Poetry from Moore to Muldoon (under publisher negotiation)

Selected Reviews

James Joyce’s Painful Case, by Coilin Owens’. Irish Studies Review. Vol. 17, No.1: Jan 2009.

Reading Joyce, by David Pierce’. Irish Studies Review. Vol. 17, No.2: May 2009.

The Last Minstrels: Yeats and the Revival of the Bardic Arts, by Ronald Schuhard’. Notes and Queries. Vol. 56, No. 4: Dec 2009.

Yeats and Violence, by Michael Wood’, Irish Studies Review, Vol. 22, No.1 (Jan 2014).

‘“The Golden Helmet” and “The Green Helmet”: The Cornell Yeats, by W.B. Yeats, ed. William P. Hogan’, Notes and Queries, Vol. 59, No.4. December 2013.

Adrian Paterson, M.A. (Oxon), MPhil (Dublin), DPhil (Oxon), is a Lecturer in English at the National University of Ireland, Galway.  He was previously a Research Fellow for the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the Moore Institute.

No doubt it's full of lovely gurls like this one.

No doubt it’s full of lovely gurls like this one.

out now!

out now!

One Response to “Adrian Paterson”

  1. I sent a message that seems to have evaporated.
    Will resend if I am assured that I reach you.
    The author of James Joyce’s Painful Case
    Mount Vernon, Virginia, USA

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