Research Interests

My research interests are Anglophone poetry from the 1890s to the present day, literary modernism and its inheritance, and modern Irish writing in English.

I welcome doctoral proposals in these and related areas.

Books

YearPublication
(2003)Irish Studies: The Essential Glossary.
Davis, Alex; (2003) Irish Studies: The Essential Glossary. London: Arnold. [Details]
(2000)A Broken Line: Denis Devlin and Irish Poetic Modernism.
Davis, Alex; (2000) A Broken Line: Denis Devlin and Irish Poetic Modernism. Dublin: University College Dublin. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2016)'‘Modernist Topoi and Late-Modernist Praxis in Recent Irish Poetry (with Special Reference to the Work of David Lloyd)’'
Davis, Alex (2016) '‘Modernist Topoi and Late-Modernist Praxis in Recent Irish Poetry (with Special Reference to the Work of David Lloyd)’' In: Paige Reynolds (eds). Modernist Afterlives in Irish Literature and Culture. London: Anthem. [Details]
(2015)'Introduction: Modernist Poetry in History'
Lee M. Jenkins, Alex Davis (2015) 'Introduction: Modernist Poetry in History' In: Lee M. Jenkins, Alex Davis (eds). A History of Modernist Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Globe icon [Details]
(2015)''Pound and Eliot: The Years of l'entre deux guerres''
Davis, Alex and Lee M. Jenkins (2015) ''Pound and Eliot: The Years of l'entre deux guerres'' In: Alex Davis and Lee M. Jenkins (eds). A History of Modernist Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2014)''Hughes and Post-Modernism''
Davis, Alex (2014) ''Hughes and Post-Modernism'' In: Terry Gifford (eds). Ted Hughes. London: Macmillan. [Details]
(2013)'‘“Quadrupedante, etcetera”: Allusion, Lyricism, and Imperium in Thomas MacGreevy’s Crón Tráth na nDéithe''
Davis, Alex (2013) '‘“Quadrupedante, etcetera”: Allusion, Lyricism, and Imperium in Thomas MacGreevy’s Crón Tráth na nDéithe'' In: The Life and Work of Thomas MacGreevy: A Critical Reappraisal. London: Continuum. [Details]
(2011)'Hughes and His Critics'
Davis, Alex; (2011) 'Hughes and His Critics' In: The Cambridge Companion to Ted Hughes. Cambridge: Cambridge University press. [Details]
(2011)'Material Modernism and Yeats'
Davis, Alex; (2011) 'Material Modernism and Yeats' In: Readings on Audience and Textual Materiality. London: Pickering & Chatto. [Details]
(2011)''And this is Kedging in Time: Post/Modernism and the Genre of Elegy''
Davis, Alex; (2011) ''And this is Kedging in Time: Post/Modernism and the Genre of Elegy'' In: The Salt Companion to John Matthias. Cambridge: Salt. [Details]
(2009)'Yeats and the Celtic Revival: Beltaine (1899-1900), Samhain (1901-8), Dana (1904-5), and The Arrow (1906-9)'
Davis, Alex; (2009) 'Yeats and the Celtic Revival: Beltaine (1899-1900), Samhain (1901-8), Dana (1904-5), and The Arrow (1906-9)' In: The Oxford Critical and Cultural History of Modernist Magazines. Vol. 1. Britain and Ireland 1880-1955. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(2008)'Against Formulae: Kavanagh's Poetics and Prose'
Davis, Alex; (2008) 'Against Formulae: Kavanagh's Poetics and Prose' In: Patrick Kavanagh: Vision and Revision. Dublin: Irish Academic Press. [Details]
(2007)'Introduction'
Lee M. Jenkins, Alex Davis (2007) 'Introduction' In: Lee M. Jenkins, Alex Davis (eds). The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge U.P. [Details]
(2003)'Whoops from the Peat Bog? Joseph Campbell and the London Avant-garde'
Davis, Alex; (2003) 'Whoops from the Peat Bog? Joseph Campbell and the London Avant-garde' In: The Irish Revival Reappraised. [Details]
(2003)'The Irish Modernists and Their Legacy'
Davis, Alex; (2003) 'The Irish Modernists and Their Legacy' In: The Cambridge Companion to Contemporary Irish Poetry. [Details]
(2001)'Irish Poetry to the 1960s'
Davis, Alex; (2001) 'Irish Poetry to the 1960s' In: A Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry. [Details]
(2000)'Reactions from Their Burg: Irish Modernist Poets of the 1930s'
Davis, Alex; (2000) 'Reactions from Their Burg: Irish Modernist Poets of the 1930s' In: Locations of Literary Modernism: Region and Nation in British and American Modernist Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2000)'Locating Modernisms: An Overview'
Davis, Alex and Lee M. Jenkins; (2000) 'Locating Modernisms: An Overview' In: Locations of Literary Modernism: Region and Nation in British and American Modernist Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(1999)'Crow, Quest Romance and the Carnivalesque'
Davis, Alex; (1999) 'Crow, Quest Romance and the Carnivalesque' In: Lectures d'une oeuvre: Lire Ted Hughes, New Selected Poems 1957-1994. Paris: Edition du Temps. [Details]
(1998)''No Narrative Easy in the Mind': Modernism, the Avant-Garde and Irish Poetry'
Davis, Alex; (1998) ''No Narrative Easy in the Mind': Modernism, the Avant-Garde and Irish Poetry' In: For the Birds: Proceedings of the First Cork Conference on New and Experimental Irish Poetry. Dublin: Hardpressed Poetry. [Details]
(1995)''Poetry Is Ontology': Brian Coffey's Poetics [B2064]'
Davis, Alex; (1995) ''Poetry Is Ontology': Brian Coffey's Poetics [B2064]' In: Modernism and Ireland: The Poetry of the 1930s. Cork: Cork university Press. [Details]
(1994)'Romanticism, Existentialism, Patriarchy: Ted Hughes and the Visionary Imagination [B2065]'
Davis, Alex; (1994) 'Romanticism, Existentialism, Patriarchy: Ted Hughes and the Visionary Imagination [B2065]' In: The Challenge of Ted Hughes. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2015)A History of Modernist Poetry
Lee M. Jenkins and Alex Davis (Ed.). (2015) A History of Modernist Poetry A History of Modernist Poetry. UK: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2007)The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Poetry
Lee M. Jenkins, Alex Davis (Ed.). (2007) The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Poetry The Cambridge Companion to Modernist Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge U.P. [Details]
(2000)Locations of Literary Modernism: Region and Nation in British and American Modernist Poetry
Davis, Alex, Jenkins, Lee M (Ed.). (2000) Locations of Literary Modernism: Region and Nation in British and American Modernist Poetry Locations of Literary Modernism: Region and Nation in British and American Modernist Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(1995)Modernism and Ireland: The Poetry of the 1930s
Davis, Alex, Coughlan, Patricia (Ed.). (1995) Modernism and Ireland: The Poetry of the 1930s Modernism and Ireland: The Poetry of the 1930s. Cork: Cork University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2017)''From Samarkand to Switzerland: Sheila Wingfield's Demystifying Modernism''
Davis, Alex (2017) ''From Samarkand to Switzerland: Sheila Wingfield's Demystifying Modernism''. The Cambridge Quarterly, 46 (4):325-343 [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Paper & Place: The Poetry of Billy Mills'
Davis, A (2016) 'Paper & Place: The Poetry of Billy Mills'. Irish University Review, 46 :63-74 [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Edwardian Yeats: In the Seven Woods'
Davis, Alex (2015) 'Edwardian Yeats: In the Seven Woods'. Etudes Anglaises, 68 (4):454-467 [Details]
(2011)'J. M. Synge's Vita Vecchia and Aucassin et Nicolette'
Davis, Alex; (2011) 'J. M. Synge's Vita Vecchia and Aucassin et Nicolette'. Notes and Queries, 58 (1):125-127 Globe icon [Details]
(2010)'Learning to be Brutal: Synge, Decadence, and the Modern Movement'
Davis, Alex; (2010) 'Learning to be Brutal: Synge, Decadence, and the Modern Movement'. The New Hibernia Review, 14 (3):33-51 [Details]
(2007)'Irish Decadence: Synge's Vita Vecchia'
Davis, Alex; (2007) 'Irish Decadence: Synge's Vita Vecchia'. Irish Studies Review, 15 (2):179-195 [Details]
(2005)'J. M. Synge's Vita Vecchia: An Autobiographical Palimpsest'
Davis, Alex, Connolly, Ruth; (2005) 'J. M. Synge's Vita Vecchia: An Autobiographical Palimpsest'. The Long Room, 50-51 :46-63 [Details]
(2001)'Thomas Kinsella and the Pound Legacy: His Jacket on the 'Cantos''
Davis, Alex; (2001) 'Thomas Kinsella and the Pound Legacy: His Jacket on the 'Cantos''. Irish University Review, 31 :38-53 [Details]
(2001)''Wilds to Alter, Forms to Build': The Writings of Sheila Wingfield'
Davis, Alex; (2001) ''Wilds to Alter, Forms to Build': The Writings of Sheila Wingfield'. Irish University Review, * (*):334-352 [Details]
(1999)'Geoffrey Squires: From Projective to Phenomenological Verse'
Davis, Alex; (1999) 'Geoffrey Squires: From Projective to Phenomenological Verse'. Angel Exhaust, * (17):99-107 [Details]
(1999)'Deferred Action: Irish Neo-Avant-Garde Poetry'
Davis, Alex; (1999) 'Deferred Action: Irish Neo-Avant-Garde Poetry'. Angelaki-Journal of The Theoretical Humanities, 2 (*):*-* [Details]
(1999)''They Grow American': Irish Modernist and Postmodernist Poets from the 1930s to the 1970s'
Davis, Alex; (1999) ''They Grow American': Irish Modernist and Postmodernist Poets from the 1930s to the 1970s'. A Journal of Anglo-American Literary Relation, 3.2 (*):143-158 [Details]
(1997)'Denis Devlin, Aestheticism and the Avant-Garde [B2060]'
Davis, Alex; (1997) 'Denis Devlin, Aestheticism and the Avant-Garde [B2060]'. Colby Quarterly, 33.4 :305-319 [Details]
(1996)'Two Left-Wing Poets: Robert Graves, David Jones and the 'Mythic Method' [B2061]'
Davis, Alex; (1996) 'Two Left-Wing Poets: Robert Graves, David Jones and the 'Mythic Method' [B2061]'. Gravesiana, 1.2 :147-156 [Details]
(1996)'Irish Poetic Modernisms: A Reappraisal [B2063]'
Davis, Alex; (1996) 'Irish Poetic Modernisms: A Reappraisal [B2063]'. Critical Survey, 8.2 (*):186-187 [Details]
(1995)'Foreign and Credible: Denis Devlin's Modernism [B2062]'
Davis, Alex; (1995) 'Foreign and Credible: Denis Devlin's Modernism [B2062]'. Éire-Ireland, 30.2 :131-147 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(2006)'Is It Really a revolution Though? Paul Muldoon and Linguistically Innovative Poetry'
Davis, Alex; (2006) 'Is It Really a revolution Though? Paul Muldoon and Linguistically Innovative Poetry' Masthead, 10 :*-*. [Details]
(2000)'Deferred Action: Irish Neo-Avant-Garde Poetry'
Davis, Alex; (2000) 'Deferred Action: Irish Neo-Avant-Garde Poetry' hardPressed Poetry: The Journal, 2 . [Details]
(1999)'Me Jane, You Tarzan: Mary Fiore's Marginalia to Charles Boer's Charles Olson in Connecticut'
Davis, Alex; (1999) 'Me Jane, You Tarzan: Mary Fiore's Marginalia to Charles Boer's Charles Olson in Connecticut' Minutes of the Charles Olson Society, 28 :19-20. [Details]
(1992)'Heathcliff and History [B2066]'
Davis, Alex; (1992) 'Heathcliff and History [B2066]' Stet, 11 :16-*. [Details]
(1990)'Focus on Yeats'
Davis, Alex; (1990) 'Focus on Yeats' Stet, 2 . [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2013)Review of David Lloyd, Arc & Sill: Poems 1979-2009.
Davis, Alex (2013) Review of David Lloyd, Arc & Sill: Poems 1979-2009. Book Reviews [Details]
(2011)Matthew Hart, Nations of Nothing but Poetry.
Alex Davis (2011) Matthew Hart, Nations of Nothing but Poetry. Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)Other Edens: The Life and Work of Brian Coffey, eds Benjamin Keatinge and Aengus Woods.
Davis, Alex; (2010) Other Edens: The Life and Work of Brian Coffey, eds Benjamin Keatinge and Aengus Woods. Canterbury: Book Reviews [Details]
(2007)W. B. Yeats's Mythologies, eds. Warwick Gould and Deidre Toomey.
Davis, Alex; (2007) W. B. Yeats's Mythologies, eds. Warwick Gould and Deidre Toomey. Book Reviews [Details]
(2005)The Silence of Barbara Synge by W. J. McCormack.
Davis, Alex; (2005) The Silence of Barbara Synge by W. J. McCormack. Book Reviews [Details]
(2005)New and Selected Poems by John Matthias.
Davis, Alex; (2005) New and Selected Poems by John Matthias. Book Reviews [Details]
(2004)Seamus Heaney and the Place of Writing.
Davis, Alex; (2004) Seamus Heaney and the Place of Writing. Book Reviews [Details]
(2004)Shroud by John Banville.
Davis, Alex; (2004) Shroud by John Banville. Book Reviews [Details]
(2004)W. B. Yeats's The Speckled Bird, ed. William H. O'Donnell.
Davis, Alex; (2004) W. B. Yeats's The Speckled Bird, ed. William H. O'Donnell. Book Reviews [Details]
(2002)Patrolling the Hive of His Brain. Review of Thomas Kinsella, Collected Poems 1956-2001.
Davis, Alex; (2002) Patrolling the Hive of His Brain. Review of Thomas Kinsella, Collected Poems 1956-2001. Book Reviews [Details]
(2002)Linguistic Lustfulness. Review of Nigel McLoughlin, Clearing; Ciaran O'Driscoll, Moving On, Still There; and Pearse Hutchinson, Collected Poems.
Davis, Alex; (2002) Linguistic Lustfulness. Review of Nigel McLoughlin, Clearing; Ciaran O'Driscoll, Moving On, Still There; and Pearse Hutchinson, Collected Poems. Book Reviews [Details]
(2002)Review of Keith Tuma, ed., Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry.
Davis, Alex; (2002) Review of Keith Tuma, ed., Anthology of Twentieth-Century British and Irish Poetry. Book Reviews [Details]
(2002)Not Parenthetical. Review of David Jones, Wedding Poems.
Davis, Alex; (2002) Not Parenthetical. Review of David Jones, Wedding Poems. Book Reviews [Details]
(2001)Review of Ray Ryan, ed., Writing in the Irish Republic: Literature, Culture, Politics 1949-1999.
Davis, Alex; (2001) Review of Ray Ryan, ed., Writing in the Irish Republic: Literature, Culture, Politics 1949-1999. Book Reviews [Details]
(2001)Lyrical Parts. Review of John Montague, Selected Poems; and John Montague, Company: A Chosen Life.
Davis, Alex; (2001) Lyrical Parts. Review of John Montague, Selected Poems; and John Montague, Company: A Chosen Life. Book Reviews [Details]
(2001)Occasional Unity. Review of Edna Longley, Poetry and Posterity; and Edna Longley, ed., The Bloodaxe Book of 20th Century Poetry.
Davis, Alex; (2001) Occasional Unity. Review of Edna Longley, Poetry and Posterity; and Edna Longley, ed., The Bloodaxe Book of 20th Century Poetry. Book Reviews [Details]
(2000)Riverrun. Review of Noel Duffy and Theo Dorgan, eds., Watching the River Flow: A Century in Irish Poetry.
Davis, Alex; (2000) Riverrun. Review of Noel Duffy and Theo Dorgan, eds., Watching the River Flow: A Century in Irish Poetry. Book Reviews [Details]
(1998)Purity and Dirt. Review of Trevor Joyce, Syzygy. Irish Review 22 (1998), pp.114-116.
Davis, Alex; (1998) Purity and Dirt. Review of Trevor Joyce, Syzygy. Irish Review 22 (1998), pp.114-116. Book Reviews [Details]
(1994)Review of Áine Miller, Goldfish in a Baby Bath.
Davis, Alex; (1994) Review of Áine Miller, Goldfish in a Baby Bath. Book Reviews [Details]
(1994)New Poetry. Review of Michael Hartnett, Selected Poems and New Poems; Paul Muldoon, The Annals of Chile; and Paula Meehan, Pillow Talk.
Davis, Alex; (1994) New Poetry. Review of Michael Hartnett, Selected Poems and New Poems; Paul Muldoon, The Annals of Chile; and Paula Meehan, Pillow Talk. Book Reviews [Details]
(1994)Clear the Stream. Review of Edna Longley, The Living Stream: Literature and Revisionism in Ireland.
Davis, Alex; (1994) Clear the Stream. Review of Edna Longley, The Living Stream: Literature and Revisionism in Ireland. Book Reviews [Details]
(1994)Joy and Weakness. Review of Brendan Kennelly, Journey into Joy: Selected Prose; and Richard Pine, ed., Dark Fathers into Light: Brendan Kennelly.
Davis, Alex; (1994) Joy and Weakness. Review of Brendan Kennelly, Journey into Joy: Selected Prose; and Richard Pine, ed., Dark Fathers into Light: Brendan Kennelly. Book Reviews [Details]

Electronic Article

YearPublication
(2010)Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, Cork Launch, 16 March 2010.
Davis, Alex; (2010) Journal of British and Irish Innovative Poetry, Cork Launch, 16 March 2010. Canterbury: Electronic Article Globe icon [Details]

Encyclopedia Entries

YearPublication
(2006)W.B.Yeats in Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia.
Davis, Alex; (2006) W.B.Yeats in Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2006)The Celtic Twilight (1893, 1902) in Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia.
Davis, Alex; (2006) The Celtic Twilight (1893, 1902) in Celtic Culture: A Historical Encyclopedia. . Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]
(2003)Entries on W.B. Yeats, Brian Coffey and Denis Devlin.
Davis, Alex; (2003) Entries on W.B. Yeats, Brian Coffey and Denis Devlin. . Encyclopedia Entries. [Details]

Film or Broadcasts

YearPublication
(2007)Hiding in Plain Sight.
Davis, Alex; (2007) Hiding in Plain Sight. Film or Broadcasts [Details]

Other

YearPublication
(1997)Literature 6: The Late-Twentieth Century, unit 13, British and American Poetry of the 1950s and 1960s: The Movement and Confessional Poetry: Philip Larkin, Donald David and Robert Lowell.
Davis, Alex; (1997) Literature 6: The Late-Twentieth Century, unit 13, British and American Poetry of the 1950s and 1960s: The Movement and Confessional Poetry: Philip Larkin, Donald David and Robert Lowell. Other [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(2004)'Patrick Kavanagh'.
Davis, Alex; (2004) 'Patrick Kavanagh'. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Poems

YearPublication
(2013)‘“Much Falling”; After Propertius 1.3.1-10’.
Davis, Alex (2013) ‘“Much Falling”; After Propertius 1.3.1-10’. Poems [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2003The UCC Faculty of Arts Research Award University College Cork

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2015)Poetry and Collaboration in the Age of Modernism,
Davis, Alex (2015) Collaborator: Ezra Pound and Uncreative Writing. [Plenary Lecture], Poetry and Collaboration in the Age of Modernism, Trinity College Dublin , 02-JUL-15 - 03-JUL-15. [Details]
(2015)Ireland and Russia: The Past and the Present, Fifth International Conference,
Davis, Alex (2015) 'Joyce's Yeats'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Ireland and Russia: The Past and the Present, Fifth International Conference, Vladimir Nabokov Museum, St Petersburg , 18-JUN-15 - 18-JUN-15. [Details]
(2015)American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS),
Alex Davis (2015) Roundtable discussion on Thomas Kinsella. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], American Conference for Irish Studies (ACIS), Ft Lauderdale, Florida , 25-MAR-15 - 28-MAR-15. [Details]
(2015)Yeats in Print 1889-1939,
Davis, Alex (2015) ‘Very little to have been so long about': The Making of Yeats’ Poems, 1899-1905. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Yeats in Print 1889-1939, UCD James Joyce Library, University College Dublin , 22-MAY-15 - 22-MAY-15. [Details]
(2014)Modernist Afterlives,
Alex Davis (2014) Afterlives in Irish Modernist Poetry. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Modernist Afterlives, Boston College, Dublin , 07-MAR-14 - 07-MAR-14. [Details]
(2013)54th Yeats Summer School,
Alex Davis (2013) In The Seven Woods. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 54th Yeats Summer School, Hawk's Well Theatre, Sligo , 04-AUG-13 - 09-AUG-13. [Details]
(2013)25th Ezra Pound International Conference: Ezra Pound and Modernism,
Davis, Alex (2013) ‘Their Jackets on the Cantos: Pound and Irish Poetry’. [Plenary Lecture], 25th Ezra Pound International Conference: Ezra Pound and Modernism, Trinity College Dublin and Mater Dei Institute, Dublin , 11-JUL-13 - 11-JUL-13. [Details]
(2012)The Ted Hughes Society Conference,
Alex Davis (2012) ‘The Future of an Allusion: Receptions of Ovid in Arthur Golding and Ted Hughes’. [Oral Presentation], The Ted Hughes Society Conference, Pembroke College, Cambridge University , 14-SEP-12 - 15-SEP-12. [Details]
(2010)Fin de siècle Conference,
Alex Davis (2010) ‘Learning to be Brutal: Synge, Linguistics, Decadence’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Fin de siècle Conference, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick , 16-APR-10 - 17-OCT-10. [Details]
(2007)Irish Modernism Conference,
Davis, Alex; (2007) Irish Modernism. [Oral Presentation], Irish Modernism Conference, Trinity College Dublin , 19-OCT-07 - 20-OCT-07. [Details]
(2007)unknown,
Davis, Alex; (2007) Material Modernism and the Little Magazine. [Oral Presentation], unknown, University College Cork , 18-APR-07 - 20-APR-07. [Details]
(2005)unknown,
Davis, Alex; (2005) Is it really a revolution, though? Paul Muldoon and Linguistically Innovative Poetry. [Oral Presentation], unknown, University of Leeds , 16-SEP-05 - 17-SEP-05. [Details]
(2002)Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland Tenth International Conference,,
Davis, Alex; (2002) Joseph Campbell and the London Avant-garde. [Oral Presentation], Society for the Study of Nineteenth-Century Ireland Tenth International Conference,, All Hallows College, Dublin , 28-JUN-02 - 30-JUN-02. [Details]
(2002)6th Cork International Poetry Festival: Pushing the Boundaries,
Davis. Alex; (2002) 'In or around' 1934: When was Irish Poetic Modernism?. [Oral Presentation], 6th Cork International Poetry Festival: Pushing the Boundaries, Triskel Arts Theatre, Cork , 10-MAY-02 - 11-MAY-02. [Details]
(2001)Understanding Tradition Conference,
Davis, Alex; (2001) 'Time is a Squirrel': Irish Poetic Modernism and the Canon. [Oral Presentation], Understanding Tradition Conference, University College, Cork , 22-JUN-01 - 23-JUN-01. [Details]
(2000)Second Annual Conference of the Modernist Studies Association,
Davis, Alex; (2000) Irish Poetry after Pound. [Oral Presentation], Second Annual Conference of the Modernist Studies Association, University of Pennsylvania , 12-OCT-00 - 15-OCT-00. [Details]
(2000)Ninth Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature: The Sublime and the City, School of Language and Literature,
Davis, Alex; (2000) Thomas MacGreevy, Samuel Beckett, War, and the City. [Oral Presentation], Ninth Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature: The Sublime and the City, School of Language and Literature, University College, Cork , 28-APR-00 - 29-APR-00. [Details]
(1999)The First Annual Thomas MacGreevy Weekend Seminar,
Davis, Alex; (1999) Picking Up the Pieces: Thomas MacGreevy¿s War Poetry. [Oral Presentation], The First Annual Thomas MacGreevy Weekend Seminar, Tarbert, Co. Kerry , 29-OCT-99 - 30-OCT-99. [Details]
(1999)Make it New (Again): The 3rd Cork Conference on Alternative Poetry/Performance Art,
Davis, Alex; (1999) Making it New? Alternatives and Mainstreams in Contemporary Irish Poetry. [Oral Presentation], Make it New (Again): The 3rd Cork Conference on Alternative Poetry/Performance Art, Cork , 24-APR-99 - 24-APR-99. [Details]
(1998)Something we have that they don't: Post-War Anglo-American Poetic Relations,
Davis, Alex; (1998) 'They Grow American': Irish Modernist and Postmodernist Poets from the 1930s to the 1990s. [Oral Presentation], Something we have that they don't: Post-War Anglo-American Poetic Relations, Centre for English Studies, University of London , 09-JUL-98 - 11-JUL-98. [Details]
(1998)IASIL Conference '98,
Davis, Alex; (1998) 'No Narrative Easy in the Mind': Avant-Garde Poetry in Ireland from the 1930s to the 1990s. [Oral Presentation], IASIL Conference '98, University of Limerick , 20-JUL-98 - 25-JUL-98. [Details]
(1998)Seventh Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature: Space in Literature and Film,
Davis, Alex; (1998) Deposits and Diorite: The Poetic Spaces of David Jones and Charles Olson. [Invited Oral Presentation], Seventh Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature: Space in Literature and Film, School of Language and Literature, University College, Cork , 24-FEB-98 - 25-FEB-98. [Details]
(1997)First Conference on New and Experimental Irish Poetry,
Davis, Alex; (1997) 'No Narrative Easy in the Mind': Modernism, the Avant-Garde and Irish Poetry. [Oral Presentation], First Conference on New and Experimental Irish Poetry, University College, Cork , 26-APR-97 - 26-APR-97. [Details]
(1996)unknown,
Davis, Alex; (1996) Graves the Poet. [Oral Presentation], unknown, Shaw Summer School, Dublin , 10-JUL-96 - 10-JUL-96. [Details]
(1995)Fourth Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature: Epic and Romance,
Davis, Alex; (1995) In Search of the Anglo-Irish Epic: Yeats and the Young Irelanders. [Oral Presentation], Fourth Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature: Epic and Romance, School of Language and Literature, University College, Cork , 17-FEB-95 - 18-FEB-95. [Details]
(1995)Department of English Public Lecture,
Davis, Alex; (1995) The Novels of Canon Sheehan. [Oral Presentation], Department of English Public Lecture, University College, Cork , 09-FEB-95 - 09-FEB-95. [Details]
(1995)unknown,
Davis, Alex; (1995) Yeats, Modernism, Nationalism. [Oral Presentation], unknown, Yeats Summer School, Sligo , 10-AUG-95 - 10-AUG-95. [Details]
(1994)Third Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature: The Arts of Biography and Autobiography,
Davis, Alex; (1994) Autobiographical Fiction as Worldmaking; Or, Lives are Lies. [Oral Presentation], Third Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature: The Arts of Biography and Autobiography, School of Language and Literature, University College Cork , 18-FEB-94 - 19-FEB-94. [Details]
(1993)unknown,
Davis. Alex; (1993) Gamblers and Prophets: Representations of Modern Irish Literature. [Invited Oral Presentation], unknown, Le Moyne College, Syracuse, NY , 20-NOV-93 - 20-NOV-93. [Details]
(1993)Second Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature: Detective Genres,
Davis, Alex; (1993) Rugs on the Same Loom: William Faulkner and Ross Macdonald. [Oral Presentation], Second Conference on Cross-Currents in Literature: Detective Genres, School of Language and Literature, University College, Cork , 19-FEB-93 - 20-FEB-93. [Details]
(1992)unknown,
Davis, Alex; (1992) Richard Rorty and Literature. [Oral Presentation], unknown, University College Cork , 19-NOV-92 - 19-NOV-92. [Details]
(1992)Fourteenth Lipman Seminar on Ireland,
Davis, Alex; (1992) Elegy and Nationalism: Denis Devlin's 'The Tomb of Michael Collins'. [Oral Presentation], Fourteenth Lipman Seminar on Ireland, Ruskin Hall, Oxford , 03-APR-92 - 05-APR-92. [Details]
(1992)unknown,
Davis, Alex; (1992) Jansenism and Gender: The Poetry of Denis Devlin. [Oral Presentation], unknown, Trinity College, Dublin , 01-JUL-92 - 01-JUL-92. [Details]
(1990)The Second International Ted Hughes Summer School,
Davis, Alex; (1990) Romanticism, Existentialism, Patriarchy: Ted Hughes and the Visionary Imagination. [Oral Presentation], The Second International Ted Hughes Summer School, Holly Royde Conference Centre, Manchester , 15-JUL-90 - 20-JUL-90. [Details]
(1990)unknown,
Davis, Alex; (1990) Some Versions of Contemporary Irish Poetry. [Oral Presentation], unknown, Swarthmore College, PA , 26-SEP-90 - 26-SEP-90. [Details]

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Junior Lecturer in Modern English01-JAN-89 / 01-JAN-02
University College Cork Senior Lecturer in Modern English01-JAN-02 / 01-JAN-08
University College Cork Associate Professor01-JAN-08 /

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1985University of Sheffield B.A.English Literature
1990University of Sheffield PHDEnglish Literature

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Universidad de Granada, Spain

External Examiner for a PhD

Arts Lives, RTE One

Consultant and interviewee for “Hiding in Plain Sight.” Arts Lives, RTE One [A documentary of Sheila Wingfield, Viscountess Powerscourt.]

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Irish University Review Referee01-JAN-03 -
Irish Studies Review Referee01-JAN-03 -
Cambridge University Press & Cork University Press Referee01-JAN-03 -