Dr David Dwan

My work explores the links between literature and its wider intellectual history – particularly moral and political philosophy – in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  I have a particular interest in Irish writing.  My first book – The Great Community (Field Day, 2008) – examined the evolution of cultural nationalism in Ireland from Edmund Burke to W. B. Yeats.  I edited (with Christopher Insole) The Cambridge Companion to Edmund Burke and have published essays on, amongst others, Rousseau, Heidegger and Woolf.  I am currently completing Liberty, Equality and Humbug: George Orwell and Western Political Ideals for Oxford University Press.
• Undergraduate: Literature in English, 1830-1910; Literature in English, 1900-Present; Paper 6: Literature and Revolution
• Graduate: MSt, 1900-Present (C-Course ‘The Politics of Irish Literature’)

Publications

  • ROMANTIC NATIONALISM: HISTORY AND ILLUSION IN IRELAND

  • Young Ireland to Yeats

  • The Problem of Romanticism in Wyndham Lewis

  • Modernism and Rousseau

  • The Cambridge Companion to Edmund Burke

  • More
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