Luke Gibbons

Professor of Irish Literary and Cultural Studies at the School of English

Maynooth University

Luke Gibbons is Professor of English and Concurrent Professor in the Department of Film, Television, and Theatre. The Director of Graduate Studies for the Keough-Naughton Institute, his interests range from film and literature to the visual arts, questions of aesthetics, politics and cultural history, and contemporary debates on post-colonialism. He is the author, among other books, of Gaelic Gothic: Race, Colonialism and Irish Culture (2004), and his Edmund Burke and Ireland: Aesthetics, Politics and the Colonial Sublime 1750-1850 (2003). He served as contributing editor to The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (1991: General Editor, Seamus Deane) and he has also co-edited several interventions in cultural and political debates, including (with Peadar Kirby and Michael Cronin) Reinventing Ireland: Culture, Society and the Global Economy (2002). A former member of the Board of Trustees of the International James Joyce Foundation and a consulting editor of Interventions: A Journal of Postcolonial Studies, Gibbons has been an important figure in mapping Irish Studies onto international critical debates.