Aaron Kelly

Senior Lecturer


Dr Aaron Kelly holds a BA (Hons), MA in Irish Writing and PhD from Queen’s University Belfast. He was Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in Irish and Scottish Literature at the University from 2001-2004 and was appointed a lecturer in September 2004.

Research summary

Aaron’s research interests include modern contemporary Irish and British culture (including Irish-Scottish comparative studies), postcolonial and Marxist theory and practice, literatures of decolonization, popular cultural forms (especially crime fiction and film), working-class writing, migrant literature, theories of the novel, visual culture, anti-capitalism and critiques of modernity and postmodernity. He is happy to supervise in any of these areas. Current projects include a trilogy of books on class (one on contemporary British cinema, another on the history of working-class writing and a third on class and Irish literature), a monograph on globalization and neo-imperialism, and an archival recovery of lost working-class classics.

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