Cóilín Parsons

Assistant Professor of English

Georgetown University

Cóilín Parsons was educated at the National University of Ireland, Syracuse University, and Columbia University, where he earned his PhD in English and Comparative Literature. Before coming to Georgetown he taught at Columbia University, New York University, and the University of Cape Town (South Africa). His research interests include Irish literature, Modernism, theories of geography and space, cartography, Victorian studies, and postcolonial literature and theory. He is also interested in archival research in literature, and theories and histories of colonial archives. Cóilín has published on the origins of literary study in Ireland and India, Sydney Owenson’s Indian novels, Irish literature, South African literature, and postcolonial theory. He is currently working on a book manuscript, titled Mapping Colonial Modernity: Modern Irish Literature and the Ordnance Survey.