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'We Are All Writers Now', from the Irish Literary Supplement, Spring 2000

'Modes of Subversion in Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest and Synge's The Playboy of the Western World', from Alumnus, 1999-2000

'Some Aspects of the Treatment of Class, Gender and Religion in George Moore's A Drama in Muslin', from New Voices in Irish Criticism, Volume 3

'Fictionalising Ireland', from the Irish Studies Review, Volume 10, Number 2, August 2002

'Tradition, Continuity and Innovation in Popular American Protest Song', The Journal of Music in Ireland, September/October 2006

'Making History and Making It Up: On the Reliability of Herodotus, and Subsequent Historians', in The Literature of War: Proceedings from the Durrell School of Corfu Conference, May 2007, (Cambridge Scholars Press, Newcastle, September 2008.)

“The American Taliban: Steve Earle, John Walker Lindh, and the ‘problem’ of socio-political commentary in songwriting at times of (inter)national crisis” 
This paper was presented at the Irish Association for American Studies Postgraduate Symposium ‘Engaging Exception: Perspectives of Cultural Identity and the Nation’ (UCD Clinton Institute, January 2009), and at the ‘War and Identity’ International Conference (UCD Clinton Institute, March 2009)

Zaireeka by The Flaming Lips: An Introduction and Some Implications
In Performing Technology: User Content and the New Digital Media, (proceedings of a conference at the Sonic Arts Research Centre, Queens University Belfast, May 2009), (Cambridge Scholars Press, November 2009)







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