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Hugh Deasy


My research focuses on postcolonial nationhood, education as social positioning, Irish modernism, the writing of Samuel Beckett, logical positivism, affect theory and a now rapidly aging interest in semiotics which sometimes re-emerges at inopportune moments.

I am particularly interested in Beckett's early prose as an example of Anglo-Irish writing produced after decolonisation in Ireland and in this context, examining textual performances of affective dissociation, indolence and a perhaps excessive erudition as resonances of middle-class socioeconomic depression.

I received a double BA in French language and English literature and an MA in Gender Studies from Maynooth University.

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