NUI Postdoctoral Fellowship Success
UCC's Dr Mary O'Connell and Dr Colin Lahive are the recipients of this year's NUI Postdoctoral Fellowships
Dr Mary O'Connell has been awarded the National University of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities. Previously Leverhulme Visiting Fellow at the University of St. Andrews, Dr O'Connell will take up the NUI Fellowship at University College Cork where she will research and publish a biography of the publisher John Murray II (1778-1843). John Murray was one of the most innovative and powerful publishers of the Romantic era. Murray published works by authors including Byron, Jane Austen, Walter Scott, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Thomas Moore. He also established the influential Quarterly Review and laid the foundations for a publishing firm that would go on to publish Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, as well as works by Arthur Conan Doyle and John Betjeman. Dr O'Connell is the author of Byron and John Murray: A Poet and His Publisher (Liverpool University Press, 2014).
Dr Colin Lahive graduated with a doctorate from UCC, on the subject of vernacular romance and chivalric traditions in Paradise Lost. He will take up his fellowship at University College Dublin.