Daniel Carey

Professor of English

National University of Ireland, Galway

Daniel Carey is a graduate of McGill University, Trinity College Dublin, and Oxford  University where he took his D.Phil. His book on Locke, Shaftesbury, and Hutcheson: Contesting Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond appeared with Cambridge University Press in 2006, and he is currently completing a cultural history of travel in the Renaissance for Columbia University Press. He has published in a range of interdisciplinary journals on literature, the history of philosophy, history of science, anthropology, and travel. His teaching interests include Renaissance literature, Shakespeare, Renaissance drama, the eighteenth century, and Romanticism.

In 2011-12, Daniel Carey was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the Irish Research Council for Humanities & Social Sciences for his project: A Critical Edition of Richard Hakluyt’s Principal Navigations (1598-1600). Hakluyt’s text is the most important early modern compilation of English writings on travel, trade, and colonial settlement. No critical edition has ever been produced. The edition is under contract with Oxford University Press in 14 volumes and Daniel Carey is co-general editor (with Prof. Claire Jowitt).