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Liam Lanigan, Ph.D.


Irish Literature, European Modernism, James Joyce, the City in Literature, and Contemporary Writing Expert

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Dr. Liam Lanigan is an Associate Professor of British and European Literature at Governors State University. He teaches about European modernism, James Joyce and contemporary writing in the College of Arts and Sciences.

Dr. Lanigan earned a Ph.D. from University College Dublin.

Dr. Lanigan's Research Focus:

  • Irish literature
  • European modernism
  • James Joyce
  • The city in literature
  • Contemporary writing

Relevant Work:


  • Cities Under Stress: Urban Discourses of Crisis, Resistance, and Renewal. Co-editor with Anni Lappela and Eric Prieto. London: Palgrave [forthcoming, 2024]
  • James Joyce, Irish Modernism and Urban Planning: Dublins of the Future. Author. London: Palgrave, 2014.

Peer-Reviewed Articles/Book Chapter

  • “Estranging the New: Irish Writing in the Global City” in Routledge Companion to 21st Century Irish Writing. Eds. Anne Fogarty and Eugene O'Brien. New York: Routledge, [forthcoming, 2024]
  • “The Map in City Literature” in Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies. Ed. Lieven Ameel. New York: Routledge, 2022.
  • “Teaching Literary Urban Studies” in Routledge Companion to Literary Urban Studies. Ed. Lieven Ameel. New York: Routledge, 2022. (co-authored with multiple others)
  • “Toward a Realism of the World-System: John Lanchester's Capital and the Global City” in Modern Language Quarterly Vol. 82.4, December 2021.
  • “A Severed Space: The Suburbs of South Dublin in Contemporary Irish Fiction” in Imagining Irish Suburbia in Literature and Culture. Eds. Simon Workman and Eoghan Smith. London: Palgrave, 2018.
  • “Non-Nationalizing the Story of Ireland: Transnationalism and Narrative in Oona Frawley's Flight" in Irish University Review Vol. 47.2, Autumn/Winter 2017.

Dr. Lanigan is available to talk about Irish literature, European modernism, James Joyce, the city in literature, and contemporary writing. If you would like to arrange an interview with Dr. Lanigan, please contact Zion Banks, Media & External Relations, 708.235.7685 or