About the Project Leader

Professor Liam Harte
Professor Liam Harte

I am Professor of Irish Literature at the University of Manchester. My research specialisms are in modern Irish fiction and autobiography and the history and culture of the Irish in Britain. Born and raised in County Mayo, I hold a first class degree in English and History from the National University of Ireland, Galway and a D. Phil in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin.


Something About HomeSomething About Home: New Writing on Migration and Belonging (Dublin: Geography Publications, 2017). Edited by Liam Harte. 132pp.

contemporary irish novelReading the Contemporary Irish Novel 1987-2007 (Oxford: Wiley Blackwell, 2014). By Liam Harte. 263pp. Series: Reading the Novel.


The Literature of the Irish in Britain: Autobiography and Memoir, 1725-2001 (Palgrave Macmillan, 2009)The Literature of the Irish in Britain: Autobiography and Memoir, 1725–2001 (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). By Liam Harte. 301pp.


modern irish autobiographyModern Irish Autobiography: Self, Nation and Society (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). Edited by Liam Harte. 260pp.


ireland beyond boundariesIreland Beyond Boundaries: Mapping Irish Studies in the Twenty-First Century (London: Pluto Press, 2007). Edited by Liam Harte and Yvonne Whelan. 274pp.



ireland space text time

Ireland: Space, Text, Time (Dublin: Liffey Press, 2005). Edited by Liam Harte, Patrick Crotty and Yvonne Whelan. 247pp.


contemporary irish fictionContemporary Irish Fiction: Themes, Tropes, Theories (Basingstoke: Macmillan, 2000). Edited by Liam Harte and Michael Parker. 271pp.


ireland since 1690Ireland Since 1690: A Concise History (Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1999). By Liam Harte, Roy Douglas and Jim O’Hara. 247pp.


drawing conclusionsDrawing Conclusions: A Cartoon History of Anglo-Irish Relations, 1798-1998 (Belfast: Blackstaff Press, 1998). By Liam Harte, Roy Douglas and Jim O’Hara. 350pp.

Migration, Creativity and Cultural Identity